Joined: 20 Jun 06
18 Nov 08 12:15 am
Hi There -
I'd like to offer my two cents here if I could.
The first thing that's important to remember is that not all directories are created equal. Just because something says it's a directory does not mean that it will be a worthwhile link to your site and there's quite a few directories that will do you no good whatsoever; all they do is take up a lot of your time submitting to them.
Second, Google especially does frown upon too many links to your website too quickly. If you go from 0 to 100 in a matter of a week, this sends up a few red flags to Google and could possibly make them scrutinize your website more than they normally would.
I've always suggested to my SEO clients to keep the link-building to around 20% new links each month based upon the number of links you currently have.
For example, if you currently have 100 incoming links to your site, then over the next month you'd add 20 new incoming links. The following month, since you'd have 120, you'd then add 24 new incoming links.
I know that a lot of people want good search engine rankings nearly overnight, but it just doesn't happen that way. A good link building strategy will be slow and methodical; in other words, natural.
I hope that helps shed some light on the topic for you.