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  • Writer's pictureJody Liller

It’s a Jungle Out There! Hot tips to increase Web traffic.

Social Media

Social media is one of the three pillars of search engine optimization (SEO), according to Jayson DeMers’ article in “Social media gives companies an additional platform to interact with customers, build their brand, and create a community, all while also driving traffic to their website,” stated DeMers. Source:

Social Networking

What are the top 15 social networking sites? Below are the top five according to eBizMba. Visit to find the other 10 sites.

Social Networking: Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors*

Facebook: 900,000,000*

Twitter: 310,000,000*

LinkedIn: 255,000,000*

Pinterest: 250,000,000*

Google Plus: 120,000,000*

YouTube and Blogging are some other great venues for social networking.

YouTube: Over 1 billion users**

Blogging: “Small businesses that blog get 126% more lead growth than small

businesses that do not blog” ***

Web Directory Listings

The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly!

More is not always better, be selective when choosing your SEO links. Google, Yelp, DMOZ are among some of the must have listings. However, did you know that Google has a list of 94 directories that were banned and over 400 that were penalized according to blog - posted by Kurtis Bohrnsted? Check out this article. Source, blog's Web Directory Lists

Kurtis Bohrnsted's blog contains over 2,600 Web site directories.Below are two links with a spreadsheet that shows which Web site directories were banned and which ones were penalized by Google.

Other Web Directory Lists

Another source Web directories is The site has a listing of free submission Web directories and each site is rated.

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