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Best Directories For Traffic

Discussion in 'Directories' started by jdsonline, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. #1
    What are the best directories for actually generating traffic to your site?
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  2. Seojeff

    Seojeff Banned

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    i think dmoz is pretty good for direct traffic, its the best directory for all of it (SEO,traffic...)

    good luck:)
     
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    autosubmit Banned

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    Most of the directories except those most famous ones like dmoz, no matter it's better or not, will not bring your significant traffic. Submitting to directories is mainly for backlinks and seo.
     
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    Being listed in DMOZ and Yahoo directories will indirectly give you more traffic. These are the two most powerful directories on the net and links from these directories are considered authority links and will typically help your rankings in the natural search engine results once listed therefore indirectly giving your website more traffic.
     
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    Let's look at directory traffic in comparison to total traffic.

    • Last month my website had about 60,000 unique visitors from all sources.
    • Last month the directory that sent the most traffic to my site was 2yi.net, and it sent 29 visitors.

    That is 29 out of 60,000 visitors, or approximately one out of 2,000, from the "best" directory I am listed in. If you are depending on directories for significant traffic, you are going to be very disappointed! :eek:
     
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    That is pretty telling! I guess directories just aren't really meant to bring direct traffic.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I will direct my focus on other ways of getting traffic.
     
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    At this moment I don't know any directory that could send you hundreds of visitors to your site. But they are great places to advertise another directory.
     
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    You can also generate traffic from web directories if submitting to enough directories!
     
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    Yes Dmoz is still good.. for Traffic..

    and also some directories rank higher for some niche related keywords ...
     
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    You should not just focus on the biggest, niche directories will send you more targeted traffic.

    If your link is one of thousands buried deep within a directory then how do you expect to get much traffic.

    Most traffic comes from the homepage of sites, look for directories that will list you on the homepage or other high trafficked page.
     
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    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    I saw if i put my site in many directories i won't get more trafic but PR and better results in Google search per example. If you have better results in search then you'll get visitors to.
     
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    Direct hits from the directory might be 29, but it's naive to think that is all you get. As you said this is the best of all directories you have submitted to but what do you think happens if you remove that link? Will you only lose 29 visitors each month?

    You might, but you could also lose a lot more. The link from the directory might be the right leverage you have in SERP to gain positions for a few keywords. Then just this link might be the reason that you get a few hundreds of visitors from the serarch engines.

    But basically look for directories with "good" alexa rank and directories offering "good" detail pages. That's my tip...
     
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    Dmoz is pretty good. Also yahoo is going to bring you lots of traffic but is pretty expensive.
     
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    Fredrik, your point is a good one if the directory link is from a page with decent PR. For example, I recently lost a link from a PR6 directory page, which probably cost me some traffic, as you mentioned.

    However, in the case I mentioned concerning 2yi.net, that directory's home page is a modest PR3, and more importantly the inner page on which I am listed is a PR0. So I doubt that this particular directory is factoring into my traffic in any way other than the 29 monthly visitors it is sending as direct referral traffic.
     
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    Directly, probably not. Indirectly, probably yes, as follows:

    • My referral traffic coming directly from all my directory links is less than 1% of the total.

    • However, as Fredrik and others have mentioned, directories can have an indirect, beneficial effect upon traffic. A large number of good directory links will have a positive effect on your search engine results, and therefore on your traffic. This effect (not direct referral traffic) is the main reason why I have submitted to thousands of directories.
     
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    Good point. I have seen Google SERPs where my website is listed in more than half the first ten results. One of those is the direct link to my page, and several others are directory links to my page. However, in virtually every case the SERPs link directly to my site occurs before the SERPs links from directories.
     
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    You are most likely correct (You have my vote :) ) but I (we) can't say for sure as PR is not everything and nowdays it's starting to be a confusing value.
     
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