|Weekly SEO news: 18 August 2009|
to the latest issue of the Search Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at link building through directory submission. Does it still work? A small case study has some answers.
In the news: details about the effects of the Yahoo/Microsoft deal, Google adds a new feature to Google Insights for Search, further information about Google Caffeine and more.
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|1. Case study: are Internet directory submissions still a good SEO method?|
Most webmasters know that high rankings on Google and other modern search engines can only be achieved if a website has both optimized web page content and good inbound links.
While it is relatively easy to optimize the content of a website, it is more difficult to get good inbound links. A relatively easy way to get inbound links is to submit websites to Internet directories.
But do these Internet directory links still have value when it comes to search engine rankings? Can you increase the position of your website in Google's search results by submitting your site to Internet directories?
A case study
What does this mean for your website?
Links from Internet directories are only one way to get links from other sites. If you want to outperform your competitors, you also need links from websites that are related to yours. Links from blogs will also help. IBP will help you to get these links.
Don't forget to optimize your website content before building links. The better your website content has been prepared for search engines, the better the links to your website will work.
|2. Search engine news and articles of the week|
|3. New IBP 11.5 now with Google's keyword tools|
Based on user feedback we have improved the keyword manager in IBP 11 so that it now supports the Google AdWords keyword suggestion tool in many different languages.
In addition to the unique keyword database of KeywordIndex.com, IBP 11.5 now also supports the keyword tools of Google AdWords. That means that you can now get the number of searches for keywords in many languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and more. Click here to get IBP 11.5.
|4. Success stories|
"Traffic numbers are up 300% and we spend less on advertising."
|5. Previous articles|