Saturday, July 05, 2008

I Have a New Busby SEO Challenge Blog

Today I was able to retrieve an old blog who's domain is under my name. I was really lucky to have been allowed by Wordpress to access that blog again and it must be having a hard time getting a post indexed. I haven't posted in that blog for a year now and I ma planning to have it take part in the Busby SEO Challenge contest.

I was surprised that after a half day of posting only one, it is still not indexed but upon checking on the post if it is seen by Google, indeed, it can be found in the results. Time is running out and I cannot find a strong blog that I can use to rank as fast as it can with just a post. Busby SEO Challenge contest is almost half its way finished so I have to really work on it hard. I hope this one post will make a difference because if this does not, I don't know what else there is to do.

Friday, July 04, 2008

How Manual Directory Submission Works

In the early days of the link building process and based on my own early works for so many clients in doing manual directory submission, there is totally no limit whatsoever on the number of submissions that a link builder can make for a client's website. There is no rule of thumb when we are talking about the limits of the the approvals that a link builder can get from a days work combined to all other link building efforts such as blog comments and forum postings.

Today, link building using link directory submission seems to have a dramatic change. Google seems or in some cases have implemented penalties for those who have been able to get as much links as they can just like in the older days. This is very different from what I have known being a little over 4 years in the link building arena. It's also a good chance for me not using automated submissions since and not going for reciprocal links for my clients since.

The Google penalty indeed changed the nature of a link builder's work and it has favored those who use and implement good link building habit like me. I never get in to automated submissions and never got in to reciprocal linking and I have benefited from that process since and my clients got no complaint except for some occasional algorithmic changes to the organic results which is a natural phenomenon.