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Building Directory Links: A Valuable SEO Tactic?

One of the longest-tenured tactics in link building is to build links within topical free and paid directories. Is that still a valuable SEO tactic? One of the longest-tenured tactics in link building is to build links within topical free and paid directories. Is that still a valuable SEO tactic? 0 Comments

Submitting To Directories: Yahoo & The Open Directory

Explains how to submit for free or by fee to the important human-powered search engines of Yahoo and the Open Directory. From SearchEngineWatch, an authority site on the SEO and SEM industry. Explains how to submit for free or by fee to the important human-powered search engines of Yahoo and the Open Directory. From SearchEngineWatch, an authority site on the SEO and SEM industry. 0 Comments

Choosing a Search Engine Optimization Firm

Marketing Sherpa has released the 4th edition of its Buyer's Guide to Search Engine Optimization Firms, a comprehensive look at the players in the industry. Marketing Sherpa has released the 4th edition of its Buyer's Guide to Search Engine Optimization Firms, a comprehensive look at the players in the industry. 0 Comments

The Gateway To Associations

The Gateway to Associations is a specialized searchable database with links to over 6,500 associations located around the globe. Association web sites are often home to useful background materials as well as links to additional sources and news. The Gateway to Associations is a specialized searchable database with links to over 6,500 associations located around the globe. Association web sites are often home to useful background materials as well as links to additional sources and news. 0 Comments

LookSmart Changes To Cost-Per-Click Listings

Pay -- and keep paying -- or don't appear, LookSmart told existing and new listing customers last month, in a significant change to how the human-powered search engine lists web pages from commercial web sites. Pay -- and keep paying -- or don't appear, LookSmart told existing and new listing customers last month, in a significant change to how the human-powered search engine lists web pages from commercial web sites. 0 Comments

LookSmart Changes To Cost-Per-Click Listings

Pay -- and keep paying -- or don't appear, LookSmart told existing and new listing customers this month, in a significant change to how the human-powered search engine lists web pages from commercial web sites. Pay -- and keep paying -- or don't appear, LookSmart told existing and new listing customers this month, in a significant change to how the human-powered search engine lists web pages from commercial web sites. 0 Comments

LookSmart Changing To Cost-Per-Click Basis

Next week, LookSmart plans a shift to a model where most new listings in the commercial portions of its directory will be sold a cost-per-click basis. Next week, LookSmart plans a shift to a model where most new listings in the commercial portions of its directory will be sold a cost-per-click basis. 0 Comments

Guides To Search Engines

Looking for a particular search engine? Here's a guide to search engines that list all types of search engines. Looking for a particular search engine? Here's a guide to search engines that list all types of search engines. 0 Comments

Refuge For About.gone Guides

A new grassroots effort is helping former About.com Guides re-establish their sites and providing a clearinghouse of information to help users find their favorite ex-Guides. A new grassroots effort is helping former About.com Guides re-establish their sites and providing a clearinghouse of information to help users find their favorite ex-Guides. 0 Comments

LookSmart Overhauls Submission Process, Increases Prices

The good news is that over the past month, LookSmart has given site owners greater flexibility than ever before to get listed with the service. The changes are especially beneficial for those with non-commercial content. The bad news is that getting listed is now actually more complicated and will cost many commercial sites 50 percent more. The good news is that over the past month, LookSmart has given site owners greater flexibility than ever before to get listed with the service. The changes are especially beneficial for those with non-commercial content. The bad news is that getting listed is now actually more complicated and will cost many commercial sites 50 percent more. 0 Comments

Go Gains Paid Inclusion System

AltaVista is supposed to begin carrying paid links provided by GoTo.com today on its main site, making it the latest major search engine to be co-opted by the paid placement service. AltaVista is supposed to begin carrying paid links provided by GoTo.com today on its main site, making it the latest major search engine to be co-opted by the paid placement service. 0 Comments

New Go Site Goes Up

Having given up its goal of being a portal to please all people, the new Go site was formally unveiled last month. While you may have heard talk about the site being transformed into a starting point for those seeking "freetime" information such as entertainment, leisure and lifestyle content, so far it instead retains features that may appeal to general searchers. Having given up its goal of being a portal to please all people, the new Go site was formally unveiled last month. While you may have heard talk about the site being transformed into a starting point for those seeking "freetime" information such as entertainment, leisure and lifestyle content, so far it instead retains features that may appeal to general searchers. 0 Comments

New Go Site Goes Up

Having given up its goal of being a portal to please all people, the new Gosite was formally unveiled last month. While you may have heard talk about thesite being transformed into a starting point for those seeking "freetime"information such as entertainment, leisure and lifestyle content, so far itinstead retains features that may appeal to general searchers.Specialized freetime information may come in the future, but for now, even Goadmits that the big push is to emphasize search Having given up its goal of being a portal to please all people, the new Gosite was formally unveiled last month. While you may have heard talk about thesite being transformed into a starting point for those seeking "freetime"information such as entertainment, leisure and lifestyle content, so far itinstead retains features that may appeal to general searchers.Specialized freetime information may come in the future, but for now, even Goadmits that the big push is to emphasize search 0 Comments

New Sites In Search Links

The popularity of the Open Directory has not been lost on new search companies. Several are trying to tap into human power both as a means to locate, reorganize and rate information. Here's a summary of new players looking to leverage communities into better search. The popularity of the Open Directory has not been lost on new search companies. Several are trying to tap into human power both as a means to locate, reorganize and rate information. Here's a summary of new players looking to leverage communities into better search. 0 Comments

UKMax: New Inktomi-Powered Search Engine for the UK

UKMax, a search engine for the United Kingdom, launched in December. Powered by Inktomi, the service allows users to search only pages within the .uk domain or perform a worldwide search. UKMax, a search engine for the United Kingdom, launched in December. Powered by Inktomi, the service allows users to search only pages within the .uk domain or perform a worldwide search. 0 Comments

Infoseek Reorganizes Listings

Infoseek madea number of changes to the service in September, most noticeably to its search results page. Up to three categories of results are now presented: Recommended, Reviewed Web Site Topics, and Web Search Results. Infoseek madea number of changes to the service in September, most noticeably to its search results page. Up to three categories of results are now presented: Recommended, Reviewed Web Site Topics, and Web Search Results. 0 Comments

Lycos Community Guides Get Comeuppance

Lycosintroduced its Community Guides at the end of last year, but users could be forgiven if they missed them. They were mainly available to those browsing through the Lycos Web Guides, discovered only after several clicks into the site. Lycosintroduced its Community Guides at the end of last year, but users could be forgiven if they missed them. They were mainly available to those browsing through the Lycos Web Guides, discovered only after several clicks into the site. 0 Comments