What is VeteranOwnedBusiness.com Doing to Vets?
Should Veterans Put a Link on VeteranOwnedBusiness.com?
I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 5 and Operation Iraqi Freedom 7-9.
If I wasn’t an SEO professional, I wouldn’t know any better… and I don’t expect any of the veterans listed on that directory to know better, either.
The fact is that there are companies that exist solely to prey on veterans. I’m not saying that this company didn’t have good intentions, but their service is anything but helpful.
If you’re a veteran (or anyone else, for that matter), steer clear of link directories unless you’re putting a link in DMOZ or another site that you’ve thoroughly researched. There’s no reason to take the chance on harming your site’s ranking — particularly when there are far better ways to rank in the search engine results pages, or SERPs.