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    Are local listings completely dead? Recently I discovered that my website is suffering from MOZ SPAM SCORE! and they show those local listing websites as a spammy link linking to your website!!!
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    Well it really depends on the sites you're using. Since you didn't mention those it is hard to say whether the sites you have decided to use are good or bad for your purposes.

    What I look for in local directories:

    Are the links marked "no follow"?
    If they are then they are for driving traffic and not for influencing a site's ranking in the serps and should be safe.

    Are they useful, meaning are these sites where people go and look for your type of product or service ?
    Basically do they have qualified traffic, that is the important part.

    If these sites provide a link that passes juice, can I go and get a link right this minute from them ? If I can then that should tell you the site is of "Very Low Quality". It's just a link farm basically and links from these types of sites are just not any good for you.
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; May 10th, 2019 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Clarity
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    First of all you need to take all tool scores with a grain of salt. Let's remember Google doesn't use there tools or scores to rank anyone. Secondly if the website is where people go to find your website then you know it's not spam.

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