Thoughts from Steve
Campground Directory Listings: What to Avoid
As a Campground Owner, you may be tempted to purchase a directory listing service in the belief that the more directories in which your campground is listed in will provide more opportunites for you to be found online. DON'T. This is only partly true. They key is ensuring that your website is listed in high authority directories ONLY. For instance, list your campground on Google, Yahoo and Bing and then find directories related to Camping and Campgrounds. These directories have authority and provide value to your campground website. Purchasing bulk directory submissions will cost you in time and money.
I'm off to clean up the incoming links for one of my clients. They purchased a service that has them listed in directories like: 39searchengines.net, 40searchengines.net and on and on it goes. Little did they know that these low quality, low authority links would hurt their position on the search results pages of Google. Please don't make the same mistake.
If you wish to learn more, here is a great article from Forbes Online that provides a case study about why your links are incredibly important. Read "SEO Rankings Tanking? Check for Bad Incoming Links."