Are Directories the new FFL?
Funny i should happen across this at SearchGuild, i've been meaning to write somthing similar somewhere for a few weeks...
I mean, really, what the hell is it with this crap? - every tom dick and sally has a damn directory and the forums are littered with webmasters offering free inclusion into this directory or another...
Back when link pop first got started, Free For all Links FFL sites became all the rage. Then the search engines started filtering them out then they pretty much died from the SEO cannon.
So now directories are springing up faster than ever, riding the current internet bubble and insatiable demand for links.
Are directories going to become the next FFL and get filtered? Can they be filtered? Should they be filtered?
I tend to think yes, they'll either get filtered or whacked, one way or another this madness will probably end with a swift kick in the nuts from the search engines. Most of these things are poorly thought out and badly executed.
I dont do much technical research, but i listen to those that do and word on the cyberstreet has it that these kinds of poor mans links are already being discounted...