A few months ago I wrote a post suggesting that a link in the Business.com directory probably would not help you with your link building campaign because the links appeared to be redirected. You can read all of my concerns and reservations in the post Business.com’s Redirected Links along with updated comments.
Shortly after that post appeared I contacted Search Engine News to see what they knew about that directory’s linking structure. They had also removed Business.com from their list of recommendations as well. Search Engine News got back with me with a promise to test the links and come back with a definite answer.
They provided the answer in the Sept. 2007 issue. Here’s what they say:
If your site is in the business-to-business field, then we can once again feel comfortable with recommending that you add Business.com to your monthly marketing plan.
The bottom line is that we are back on the Business.com bandwagonâ€”although we recommend that you zero in on the Standard listing if you’re using them for link building.
So, I’ve added Business.com back to my list of Best Directories and want to thank Search Engine News for their assistance. Thanks folks!
And, I have to give credit to the folks at Business.com for their ingenuity. Very clever linking strategy!