This week I spent some time doing research about Japanese SEO resources. I of course did have some already, but sites live and die so fast that you need to refresh your lists a little bit every once in a while.
So I went digging, this time mostly for social bookmarking sites and directories, and I am reasonably satisfied with my findings. The social bookmarking sites in Japan are still far from being a strong trend, but I found an extra 2-3 I didn’t know before and that will complete my little Japanese resources collection.
Browsing through link directories was much more time costing. I had to do a lot of filtering through literally thousands of links to remove too low quality directories, those who don’t validate sites anymore etc… In the end, I came up with 20-30 directories that are of decent quality and have their own domain name. More satisfying was the fact I found a couple of Japanese link directories engines I didn’t know about. Pretty promising for my future SEO efforts!
It was a lot of work, and, to be frank, it was pretty tedious at times… but it is research, it is what you need to do if you want to stay at the top of your game. At least, it leaves me with the satisfactory feeling that I have stronger resources than ever!