1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Are Directory Sites Still Profitable?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by jerytohn, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. #1
    Are directories still profitable today? What is the reason people visit such directories and what sets successful directories apart from others now?
    SEMrush
     
    jerytohn, Mar 4, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. crick3t

    crick3t Active Member

    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    78
    #2
    Yes.
    Directory websites have great potential to drive good amount of traffic.
     
    crick3t, Mar 15, 2017 IP
  3. suwandichen13

    suwandichen13 Active Member

    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    17
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #3
    if you ask about money, i will say hell no (hard to make single buck in a day) but i still manage my directory for fun and to keep myself busy.
     
    suwandichen13, Apr 2, 2017 IP
  4. superrichguy

    superrichguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,137
    Likes Received:
    61
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    195
    #4
    No way. Show me proof. No one uses them anymore.
     
    superrichguy, Apr 2, 2017 IP
    qwikad.com likes this.
  5. suwandichen13

    suwandichen13 Active Member

    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    17
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #5
    IF Directory Drive traffic , i will say "NO". but still worthy to do it.
     
    suwandichen13, Apr 3, 2017 IP
  6. 9jainfospace

    9jainfospace Peon

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #6
    My question is that are they still necessary for SEO or just a means of back-links and not so guarantee traffic.
     
    9jainfospace, Apr 12, 2017 IP
  7. Alishahenderson

    Alishahenderson Peon

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #7
    Ya you can use them if you want variation in your bbacklinking.
     
    Alishahenderson, Apr 27, 2017 IP
  8. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

    Messages:
    5,583
    Likes Received:
    1,041
    Best Answers:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    400
    #8
    What you should ask yourself is: When did I last time go to a directory for anything or find anything through a directory?

    Me neither.
     
    qwikad.com, Apr 27, 2017 IP
    jerytohn and Smyrl like this.
  9. earticles

    earticles Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    933
    Likes Received:
    35
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    175
    #9
    Yes, they are. I can PM you my income. :)

    And some people still use real human reviewed directories. Check out a few of the best directories and just ask their analytics, filetering everything bur seach questies.
     
    earticles, May 6, 2017 IP
    jerytohn likes this.
  10. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,565
    Likes Received:
    260
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    300
    #10
    I looked over your directory; I would use your directory for sure, very nice
    domain authority...however, I am so deep in the hole right now, one more
    backlink is not going to make a difference right now, otherwise, i would not
    hesitate on adding my site too your directory, and it does not matter if people
    think they are useful or not, when it comes to backlinks, you need a diverse
    range of backlinks, good, bad, high, low,it does not matter, otherwise, google
    may think your link profile is not natural, however, your ultimate end goal
    would be less irrelevant, and more high authority niche based backlinks.

    Do not get me wrong, directories in my opinion are not very good in terms
    of seo, in fact, my seo guy gives me a base line diversity links from
    business directories, however, there is certainly nothing wrong if you are
    looking to pick up a backlink from a directory that has some authority,
    however, you should know why you are getting the backlink, it is more
    for link diversity then anything else, if I want more solid effective seo,
    then I would focus more on high authority niche guest posts....
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2017
    dscurlock, May 9, 2017 IP
  11. gatwickjames

    gatwickjames Active Member

    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    53
    #11
    im looking to make 2
    one for rating nights out and one for secuirty companies in the uk to post jobs
     
    gatwickjames, Jun 5, 2017 IP
  12. phplduser

    phplduser Member

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    #12
    Hi,

    Directories are hard work, Most give up, Think about this, Most people use search engines, A low percentage use directories from an end user point of view, Most directories are visited by people trying to submit links where they have been paid very little to do so.

    Trying to connect with say businesses and or even end users looking for businesses via a directory is really so hard, I've done a few, Tried many different methods, I have two directories that do ok but the truth is for the amount of work i put into them for the return i should have given years ago.

    All The Best
     
    phplduser, Jun 6, 2017 IP
  13. gatwickjames

    gatwickjames Active Member

    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    53
    #13
    the good thing for me, that in the uk, there is no site for the community of secuirty staff to chat and post
    one site that was about has gone very very down hill to maybe 1 topic a month.

    As sia in the uk is now law. It would be a good site to build up with companies all over the uk and also posting of new guidelines.
    I have had 3 companies who would like to get on the site and post jobs. As over summer and other events, big comapnies need to get staff on board and if a good known site, people will use it to chat and build it up.

    im very new to wordpress and rss feeds ect and made a temp site that im trying to revamp
     
    gatwickjames, Jun 7, 2017 IP
  14. vamert

    vamert Greenhorn

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    #14
    Still there are lots of people using it. Back link from directory still a back link that count.
     
    vamert, Jun 10, 2017 IP
  15. phplduser

    phplduser Member

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    #15
    Not all backlinks count! It depends on the quality of the directory and the listings within.

    Best Regards
    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 13, 2017 IP
  16. -= Serafim =-

    -= Serafim =- Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    #16
    If you can make good directory with many visitors - it will be very profitable way of business.
     
    -= Serafim =-, Jun 13, 2017 IP
  17. phplduser

    phplduser Member

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    #17
    True, Easier said than done!
     
    phplduser, Jun 13, 2017 IP
  18. kellyrose

    kellyrose Active Member

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #18
    Still back links are standing as strong signals for ranking but it depends on numerous factors and experience. Don't pay for links it's not suggestible.
     
    kellyrose, Jan 25, 2018 IP
  19. suwandichen13

    suwandichen13 Active Member

    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    17
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #19
    If you say Profitable as Owner, No is Not, today for directory owner very hard to make single paid listing.
     
    suwandichen13, Feb 8, 2018 IP
  20. Logicsofts australia

    Logicsofts australia Peon

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #20
    No, they are not profitable anymore for SEO perspective. But if u want a traffic on your website then directories can be beneficial. Just go through some good blogs related to SEO and website traffic. Digital marketing is not that much easy these days, If you want you can read my blog here:
    https://www.logicsofts.com.au/digital-marketing-for-every-small-business
     
    Logicsofts australia, Feb 9, 2018 IP