I have a theory about submitting a website using third party companies. You know the ones, “Your Site Seen by Millions. Submit to 500,000 Free Sites Now!” I have paid for and used some of these “snake oil” offers and like many others waited, and waited, and waited, and I am still waiting to see the shower of backlinks pointing to the intended site. I am starting to doubt that they are ever going to show up. At this point I would be satisfied with a sprinkle instead of the shower I had originally anticipated.
So, what am I worried about? Sites under my care are fairing very well without the “snake oil”. Emerald Tree Service just renewed their contract for still another year following the example of many other happy website owners. Let’s face it, for less than a thousand dollars a month not only do they pay for and receive Featured Listings in a network of sites used by millions, But they also during the past year were included in my continued exploration of San Jose SEO (which is an invitation sent at random to a select few and continues to provide me with a steady stream of websites to experiment with at absolutely no cost to the beneficiary.) Emerald Tree Service comes up number two in the search on Google for “tree service Seattle” with the results page showing 968,000 web pages including those keywords.
Back to center. I never submitted Emerald Tree Service to any Search Engine not to mention any third party submit programs. So, here is my theory: It is better SEO to manually and strategically place the respective URL in High Ranking Directories like MapQuest, AOL, AnyWho, 411.com and let nature take its course. There are many examples to support this theory. Probably the most interesting is a company for which I San Jose SEO over a year ago. Namely Sea Tac Copy located in San Jose.
It started with a brand new URL which I helped Sea Tac Copy purchase from Godaddy. The keywords that were being targeted “Used Copier Seattle” were included in the new URL commonly referred to as “Sandbox URL” by Google and most of the SEO community. Sandbox is a name used to refer to URL’s less than 12 months old and is considered very, very difficult to obtain high rankings with Google during the initial 12 month period.
To make this long story short. After getting my coveted list of high ranking sites to point to Sea Tac Copy’s URL and mixing in a few other select Blog’s and of course personally Optimizing a couple of my Pillar pages on the Net, the URL went to #1 and #2 within a few weeks for the search term “Used Copier Seattle” and has been there for over a year. This was and is still directly ahead of “BuyerZone” which is still #3 and a page known to have over 50,000 backlinks and tons of content.
CONCLUSION: I believe that with the correct linking and strategically placed keyword phrase that a San Jose SEO Services web page maybe better off without submitting at all.