SEO in Knoxville TN has recently partnered with a company and acquired access to proprietary software that will allow me to, once published, post your business profile to 50+ search engines, local business directories, & mobile map apps like Airyell, Mapquest, MetroPCS, Cricket, CityMaps, CoPilot and more. It will also allow you and I to insure that your data is consistent across all these networks, track reviews across sites like Yelp, Citysearch, Superpages and others, post to facebook, twitter, foursquare from within the Admin CMS and push that same data to your new site. Some of the sites you would be listed in: Bing, Yahoo, MerchantCircle, Pennysaver, Yelp, Local.com, White & Yellow pages, Citysearch, eLocal, EZlocal and many more. Best part? My new plans incorporate monthly reports, site backups, Google local & maps, submission to the DMOZ (the internets first directory). The cost is minimal and includes on-page seo for your site as well… Hands down the best deal around! These plans come in three flavors: 3 month, 6 month or Annual subscription.
Paid vs. Free Links has long been a debate within the seo community… especially with the recent popularity of sites such as AboutUs, Yelp and like sites, social networking business sites and others. There are thousands of free directories to choose from with more popping up daily… it seems the opportunities are wide open and all that’s needed is the patience to manually sit and submit and again all our problems will be solved… but again not so fast. Here’s the catch: If the chosen directory is full of outdated sites, spam sites, or mis-categorized sites, it’s probably not the best choice of places to list your web site. So, where does that leave us?
Paid sites: Paid directory listings are the so-called niche sites on the web and niche sites hold the greatest value. But, let me just make a point before I get too deep here: Not all paid sites are beneficial sites. A paid directory listing and a free directory listing can have the same indexing value so long as the category is specific to the site. However, you are more likely to achieve this by listing yourself in a category specific directory. I will take this opportunity to use my own directory as an example. My directory happens to be a “category specific” directory that caters specifically to Attorney’s, Law Firms and Expert Witnesses (notice the use of key search terms in my link – this is called “anchor text”) this type of directory is full of rich content specific to the legal industry and attorney’s that practice in the United States, it holds no other links other than links to other attorney’s and expert witnesses. A law firm listing themselves in this directory will benefit greatly from this link and can even gain an extra value point for linking back to the directory if they so desired.