At the beginning of this week I sent a message to Tim Grice of SEOwizz regarding the actual value of backlinks from blog directories. Tim specializes in Google SEO Techniques – Search Engine Optimisation Services and provides Resources and Tutorials on his site that we can all use to hone our SEO skills.
I keep running into posts on blogging forums that encourage bloggers to register with every blogging directory there is for backlinks and traffic. As this has not been my approach to selecting blog directories, I decided to put the question to Tim and see what he had to say on the subject.
Please instruct me on the value of backlinks from blog directories for example one with a PageRank of 6. Now suppose I have 500 pages in my blog with a PageRank of 4, and I post a link to a blog directory on my front page in the sidebar which appears on every page in my blog.
Does this provide the directory with 500 backlinks? If so then what’s the true value of Blog Directory’s PageRank 6 backlink to my blog?
Can you explain in very simple terms what is going on in the above described scenario? Specifically, can you tell me if it is advantageous for me to list my blog in Directories for the purpose of securing backlinks?
So my answer is straight forward, I do not recommend linking to every single blog directory out there, all you are doing is building their rank whilst diminishing your own. Read the full response here