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Directory 101 (3rd edition) - Read Before Creating a New Thread

Discussion in 'Directories' started by EveryQuery, Feb 12, 2009.

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    GUIDELINES FOR POSTING IN THIS FORUM

    This forum is only for sites that are primarily directories.
    This forum is not the proper place to solicit submissions. Post here for that.
    This forum is not the proper place to discuss DMOZ/ODP. Post here for that.
    This forum is not the proper place for link buying/selling on non-directories. Post here for that.
    This forum is not the proper place for hiring site/logo design. Post here for that.
    This forum is not the proper place for soliciting directory submission services. Post here for that.


    DIRECTORY LISTS

    Lists of free directories:
    http://info.vilesilencer.com/
    http://www.best-web-directories.com/free-directories.htm
    http://web-directories.ws/General/Free/
    http://www.seocompany.ca/directory/free-directories.html
    http://www.directorylist.org/free-directories/
    http://www.addurl.nu/
    http://www.directorycritic.com/free-directory-list.html
    http://www.vmoptions.com/directory-list.php

    Lists of paid directories:
    http://info.vilesilencer.com/genpaid
    http://www.best-web-directories.com/paid-directories.htm
    http://web-directories.ws/General/Paid___Reciprocal/
    http://www.seocompany.ca/directory/web-directories.html
    http://www.directorylist.org/paid-directories/ (Paid Permanent)
    http://www.directorylist.org/annual-directories/ (Paid Annual)
    http://www.directorycritic.com/paid-directory-list.html
    http://www.paiddirectorylist.com/

    Lists of niche directories:
    http://info.vilesilencer.com/niche
    http://www.best-web-directories.com/niche-directories.htm
    http://web-directories.ws/Niche/
    http://www.seocompany.ca/directory/niche-directories.html
    http://www.directorylist.org/niche-directories/
    http://www.directorycritic.com/niche-directories.html

    Other directory lists:
    http://www.strongestlinks.com/directories.php
    http://www.articletrader.com/directories/
    http://www.geocities.com/site_vortex/Directories_Indexes_Portals.html
    What are the Strongest Directories?
    http://www.directoryroll.com


    SUBMITTING TO DIRECTORIES

    Why submit your sites to directories:
    Is submitting to directories a must?
    How many directories should I submit?
    Is it really worth the time submitting to directories?
    Directories really worth?
    Traffic from directories?!
    Why don't I bother with listing into thousands of dirs?!

    How to properly submit your site to directories:
    How NOT to submit to directories
    Best title and description
    Description in Directories
    When submitting to directories, is it necessary...
    Is submitting to same "C" block directories useless for google SEO?

    What SEO friendly really means:
    SEO friendly directories
    Guide to determining SEO-friendliness
    SEO friendly directories??
    SEO friendly directories

    Tips for faster directory submissions:
    Tips from directory submitters for fast submitting
    Submitting to Directories...(RoboForm and other auto-fill tools)
    A Huge Time-saver when Submitting to Directories...(RoboForm)
    Keeping track of your directory submissions
    Fastest way to submit my article to article Directories?

    Approvals, rejections, and review times:
    Directory Rejection Rate
    Do submissions to directories actually get reviewed?
    Your link has been rejected (thread)
    Directory owners: What percentage of your submissions get rejected? [POLL]

    Need a directory submission service?
    Several people offering quality work can be found in this forum.


    SOME MAJOR DIRECTORIES

    Getting in Yahoo Directory for free:
    Getting into yahoo directory without paying.
    Having Adsense in site will disqualify from inclusion in Yahoo Dir?
    Anyone had luck getting a free Y! directory listing?

    Is Yahoo Directory worth the listing fee:
    Is Yahoo Directory worth $299?
    How much benefit is there in buying into the yahoo directory?
    Being added to the Yahoo directory

    Other Yahoo Directory info:
    Yahoo - No Guarantee but No Refunds?
    Inside Yahoo directory give boost to Google ranking?
    Yahoo Directory & Yahoo SERP

    Is Business.com worth the listing fee:
    Is it worth buying a link for $199 from business.com??
    Business.com worth it?
    Is the Business.com Directory worth it?

    Official DMOZ guidelines and help pages:
    Open Directory Project Help Central
    How to suggest a site to the Open Directory
    Becoming an ODP Editor
    Open Directory Editing Guidelines
    Open Directory Public Abuse Report System
    DMOZ Adult Category FAQ
    Resource Zone - Open Directory Project Public Forum
    DMOZ Blog


    BUILDING & MAINTAINING A DIRECTORY

    Directory scripts:
    PHP Link Directory
    eSyndicat.com
    Site Sift
    Free PHP Directory Script (formerly Biz Directory)
    Index Script
    CPLInks
    CreaDirectory
    phpLinkBid

    Which is the best directory script -
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=106558
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=130103

    Directory Mods:
    LinkForever » PhpLinkDirectory Mods
    Virtual Solutions : phpLD_Vault
    Directory Share » Free phpLD Mods
    Complete List of Free PHPld Mods
    Complete List of Premium PHPld Mods
    Dir.vc Free phpLD Mods
    PHPLD Mods created by wesece

    Owning and maintaining a directory:
    Rejecting Sites
    Why having a long review queue is a good thing
    Building a quality directory that ranks well and can eventully earn money
    Tips For All You Running Directories
    Should I make link detail pages?
    How do I backup my directory?

    Why own a directory:
    Please help me understand directories.
    What are the benefits of having a directory?
    Do you want to start an online directory?
    Running a Directory as a full time Business

    General versus niche:
    Is niche really it for directories?
    Benefits of Niche Directory Submissions
    Web Directory : Niche or general?

    How to monetize your directory:
    Revenue from a directory?
    Best way for me to monetize my directory?
    Monetizing our directory, since webmasters avoid adsense.
    Building a Profitable Web Directory!
    Free Directory WITH Adverts.

    Directories and spam:
    Still don't understand what a link farm is?
    Jayde is a spammer
    Define...Hard and Work
    Directory spammer? or directory moron?
    Spam reduction techniques
    How do you fight the automatic submission in your directories ?

    Bidding Directory Issues:
    Bidding Vs. Paid Directories
    How do you value a bid directory price?
    Strongest bid for position directories
    The idea behind a bidding directory blatantly breaks Google's rules
    The Bidding Directory Thread
    Poll: What's your opinion on Bidding directories? Hate them/Love them?
    SEMrush
    Articles or blog posts worth reading:
    33 Killer Ways to Increase Your Directory Traffic for Free
    10 essential things you must do with your phpLB directory
    How Directories Work


    DIRECTORY COMMUNITIES, NEWS & MEDIA

    Forums with directory-related discussions:
    http://info.vilesilencer.com/forum/
    http://www.webmaster-talk.com/
    http://www.v7n.com/forums/web-directory-issues/
    http://www.webdirectorytalk.com/
    http://talk.iwebtool.com/directories_forum.html
    http://forums.ukwebmasterworld.com/directories/
    http://www.talkdirectories.com/
    http://www.phplinkdirectory.com/forum
    http://www.esyndicat.com/forum/

    Directory-related blogs:
    http://www.romow.com/blog/
    http://www.authoritydirectory.com/blog/
    http://www.avivadirectory.com/downloadblog/
    http://www.directorytrials.com/
    http://www.directorykit.com/
    http://www.directoriesblog.info/
    http://www.directorytotal.com/
    http://www.directoryspy.com/
    http://www.idk.in/blogs/
    http://web-directory-owner.blogspot.com/


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    Try this out first. Still no luck? Post a thread in the appropriate forum. :D

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    Hopefully, this will answer some of those questions that get asked here multiple times a day, and also clean up some of the misplaced garbage in the directory forum. This is the third version of this thread (two previous versions were posted in years past). Did I miss some common questions that need to be addressed in this post? If so, let me know and I will try to add them before the edit button disappears forever.
     
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