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Directories Harm Free?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Ash Davidson, Mar 17, 2017.

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    Are these still harm free to websites?
    SEMrush
    If so what are the best ones for internet marketing?
     
    Ash Davidson, Mar 17, 2017 IP
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    phplduser Member

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    Hi,

    It was the directories that had no or very little editorial process, Just accepting links in exchange for £££ regardless that got mostly penalized, Still some good directories around, Do some research and you will find them.

    All the best
     
    phplduser, Jun 6, 2017 IP
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    Before you submit a listing to a directory, do a Google search of the directory name and see if it turns up. If it doesn't, it means that it has been penalized and therefore should be avoided. Putting your link there will give you a bad backlink, which will affect your ranking negatively on search engine results.
     
    MrKing01, Jul 19, 2017 IP
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    ChrisBrownEzineArt Greenhorn

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    I think they are. The best directories you can do a google search and pull up instantly. There should be about 50 to 100 high page ranked directories you can post and participate in. This will get you a lot of exposure for your website. It will take time to register to each one but it is worth it.
     
    ChrisBrownEzineArt, Jul 20, 2017 IP
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    Directories has a little or worst no impact at all and this is due to emerging popular medium websites that are usually used by the people worldwide.
     
    KylieSweet, Jul 24, 2017 IP
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    Directories might have lost some of their importance, but having a link to your website on high authority directories would not do harm. When people see that you are listed on a reputable directory they will get the impression that you run a "real" business.
     
    MrKing01, Jul 27, 2017 IP
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    David1981 Peon

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    There are few quality directories still available those will not harm.
     
    David1981, Aug 21, 2017 IP
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    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    directories never come up in my searches, and the only people that would see your listed site would be those
    that are on the directory, and I bet they are not there to search, but to list their own sites, however, if it is
    a good directory, then you may get some link juice, and do not over use directories, as you may not get the
    benefit you are hoping for; at the end of the day, directories maybe good for link diversity, otherwise, not very useful.
     
    dscurlock, Sep 19, 2017 IP
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    Yep even DMOZ never sent much traffic. Since the inception of search engines, directories essentially became redundant. Local directories still serve a purpose, though.
     
    dcristo, Sep 19, 2017 IP