What are directories and backlinks?
A directory also known as a web directory is practically an online catalog of links to certain websites these links are called backlinks. In order to find a certain backlink you need to search for the company name and or industry and where it is located, and then the directory will display relevant backlinks on your screen. Think of it like this, a library has different categories for different books and in order to find your book, you need to search for it, similar to the way you search for backlinks in a directory.
How are backlinks important for your SEO strategy?
Back in the days, this was a major tactic to improve SEO rankings, however, the latest Google updates have been introduced to decrease the efficiency of this tactic because it was considered to be quite the spammy tactic. Google have specially programmed bots that roam the World Wide Web looking for certain data to index. One specific type of data is a link, when a google bot finds a link it follows the link to wherever it leads to (in your case your website) and scans whatever data it finds then indexes it in google’s library. The more your website is indexed the better because it improves your search engine rankings. So as you can see it is still massively helpful for your SEO strategy.
The best directories to get your website on:
In order to get your website on a directionary all you need to do is find a directory with domain authority and enter your company details. But be careful because some directories can be spammy and can cause your website to get demoted by google. Don’t worry we have a list of the best and safest directories to add your backlinks to:
|www.iBegin.com (required phone verification)||60||General||International|
|www.n49.com||41||General||USA / UK|
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Do directories still hold importance in 2020?
As said above, Google have released updates that decreases the effectiveness of directories. So arguably directories still hold value in 2020 because it can still help websites to rank to the top, but only if that directory has domain authority.
- It is still recommended that your build backlinks with high authority directories that are popular.
- Create backlinks on directories relevent to your industry as it helps to create continuous referral traffic
- All that needs to be done is to create a few quality backlinks and move on!!
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Loving social media was born from a love of digital communication and the passion for guerrilla marketing over 15 years ago I discovered Myspace and then Facebook. They did wonders for my optical business in then evolved for me doing friends social media then hiring an apprentice her salary was covered for all the friends and colleagues social media. In 2019 the opticians (Goodlooking Optics) that I owned merged with another optician the merge didn’t go perfectly and there was a conflict so I decided to completely devote myself to love social media. in January of 2019 I sold all the customers of loving social media in preparation for this big merge which I then regretted. today loving social media has 24 clients a pure passion of getting your website optimised the Page 1 with a joined up approach using social PPC And SEO Like all self-respecting digital companies, we know that we are always learning because things are always changing!