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    JohnW
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    Many SEOs promote how they will list client’s websites with multiple business directories.

    This has always been a highly questionable tactic in terms of SEO value but now it looks like Google may be lopping this option in the bud.

    SEOs are reporting that G is starting to delist many free business directories from its index. Some report that 16% have already been removed.

    Google De-indexing Free Directories?
    http://www.searchnewz.com/topstory/news/sn-2-20120517GoogleDeindexingFreeDirectories.html

    If you are considering an SEO consultant’s offer that includes “submitting your site to (X number) business directories”, I strongly urge you to seek additional advice.

    Today I had to advise a business owner that his $3K per month spend on SEO with another company looked like a total waste of money. His real problem is that it looks like he may be commited to a 12 months service contract that will waste $36k.

    There are so many traps for the inexperienced in this area.

    Regs,
    JohnW

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    MatthewKeath
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    A more enlightening read is the original thread on which the link provided cites.

    The general consensus is that the de indexing is normal attrition, not anything new from Google.

    The last two comments from the thread:

    There have been absolutely no facts put forward to substantiate the OP’s assertion. It’s a myth and maybe even a malicious one as far as WebmasterWorld is concerned. Please stop posting, its being sited in other forums as a joke.

    and the final one from a mod

    Agreed – this thread is now locked.

    There is no thorough inventory of free directories here. Rather we have one member’s experience with his own list of diretories.

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    T J Madigan
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    It’s all just sensationalist linkbait gossip:
    http://info.vilesilencer.com/blog/?p=451

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