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  1. What’s the Deal With Links From M.Biz? Should You Disavow?

    Google’s algorithms really should be able to determine that this influx of directory links was not a result of you creating links in order to manipulate your search engine rankings. The problem with the m.biz sites is that they link out from...

  2. How Google Pigeon Impacted Local Queries, and What You Can Do

    Early reports showed consistent feedback that specific queries and sectors had been impacted, like real estate, and that directories were now being favored in the results above local businesses (possibly due to the authority of a directory site...

  3. Yahoo Retires Less Popular Products to Make Room for New Innovation

    That’s why today, July 2, we are closing down Yahoo People Search, a defunct directory site that’s no longer useful. Yahoo Toolbar on Chrome: By July 22, the Yahoo Toolbar will be removed from the Chrome Web store, to comply with recent Google...

  4. Matt Cutts Says 'Stop' Guest Blogging for SEO: Here's Everything You Need to Know

    Just like we saw the rise and fall of link bait, links in widgets, and the popularity of directory links, this can be added to the list of "past SEO techniques. High-quality multi-author blogs like Boing Boing have been around since the beginning...

  5. SEO Basics: 8 Essentials When Optimizing Your Site

    Domain naming is so important to your overall foundation, so as a best practice you're better off using sub-directory root domains (example.com/awesome) versus sub-domains (awesome.example.com). Most importantly, how can SEO help your web presence...

  6. Google's Matt Cutts: A Little Duplicate Content Won't Hurt Your Rankings

    Cutts does caution against local directory types of websites that list masses of cities but serve up empty listings with no true content about what the user might be looking for, as well as sites that create individual pages for every neighborhood...