Back in dinosaur days, you could submit your site to directories and get a bunch of links that actually boosted your Google rankings. Today directory links are so dead that even the DMOZ directory has closed shop. So how do you find & evaluate links to figure out which ones will boost your Google rankings?
Google has said it will be easing up on its stance on SEOs, and will be working more closely with the many experts out there to make it easier for them to do their job, and creating a preferred SEO partners program.
"Removal of recognition of the Extended Validation status of Symantec issued certificates, until such a time as the community can be assured in the policies and practices of Symantec, but no sooner than one year."