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Directory Submission Still Effective?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by alicemarvin23, Mar 7, 2015.

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    Are directories still the source of generating traffic to web websites?
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    alicemarvin23, Mar 7, 2015 IP
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  2. suwandichen13

    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    If drive traffic , it's almost not . But Still worth if you want to Build your Link.
     
    suwandichen13, Mar 8, 2015 IP
  3. alicemarvin23

    alicemarvin23 Member

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    Obvis, directories also help in link building but also a source of referral traffic. After the Google updates many of the directories penalized that seems its over.
     
    alicemarvin23, Mar 8, 2015 IP
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    Tentationem Member

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    Some of them are actually used by the search engines. So they're trusted link referrals, since they also go through investigation before being available within directories, publicly. It's an already approved websites collection, or like a trusted phonebook.
     
    Tentationem, Mar 8, 2015 IP
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    Jaden Alvin Active Member

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    Some directories are good for referral traffic. But you need to find the best and most relevant niche directories.
     
    Jaden Alvin, Mar 10, 2015 IP
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    partnerdig Greenhorn

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    The way to generate traffic without google is blog and forum commenting and social media.
     
    partnerdig, Mar 10, 2015 IP
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    Not anymore, directory websites does not create that much traffic or benefit to a website anymore.
     
    Dario McNut, Mar 11, 2015 IP
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    LinnieMoneyMaker Greenhorn

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    It is exceedingly far fetched that most registries today help all that much in enhancing web index visibility, nor in creating much direct movement.
     
    LinnieMoneyMaker, May 23, 2015 IP
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    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

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    I thought Google penalized sites in some of these directories...or maybe I'm just thinking of link farms lol
     
    AzzidReign, May 24, 2015 IP
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    KylieSweet Active Member

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    I don't think that directories are the source of traffic because most of them are low quality sites and unfortunately nothing at all. There are lots of medium to be consider to generate traffic and find your targeted users hangout then provide what their needs and expectations.
     
    KylieSweet, May 24, 2015 IP
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    Mazibul alam Greenhorn

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    Not much.. Because there are a lots of way to generate traffic for your side... But the effectiveness of directory submission is decreasing day by day because of search engines.. But quality directory side may help you to rank your website by link building. High pr side always maintain a big authority so if you really want to submit your site in directories just make sure that they are high pr quality side...
     
    Mazibul alam, May 24, 2015 IP
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    praveench Greenhorn

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    it's almost not . But Still worth if you want to Build your Link
     
    praveench, May 26, 2015 IP
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    Yeah, that's right!
     
    Atikur, May 27, 2015 IP
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    Web Directory Reviews Org Active Member Premium Member

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    If you're going to compare the amount of traffic that you get from a search engine, like Google, with the amount of traffic you'll get from any one directory, the percentages will be minuscule. However, the better directories will send traffic to your site and, as compared to the traffic you get from Google, it will be targeted traffic. There are thousands of junk directories on the Internet, and I would recommend staying away from them. You can judge a directory as you would any other web site. Is it well organized and relatively free of errors? Does it do what it's supposed to do? A directory that doesn't have enough relevant content to "direct" you to anything in particular, is not really a directory. My sites are listed in several directories, including many that I don't consider top of the line, and about 10-20% of my traffic comes from directories. That's small, as compared to the 60-70% of my traffic that comes from search engines, but it's mostly targeted traffic, so it's still valuable to me.
     
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    WallaceYeung Notable Member

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    The web directory business is almost dead for the past three years.
    Only the quality web directories can still survive up to now.
     
    WallaceYeung, May 29, 2015 IP
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    Yes directory submission is an off page SEO technique which helps in link building and it also provides you traffic as many people use directories to search for stuff online. I have recently started submitting to directories for my site pocketnewsalert.com and i am seeing and increase in traffic.
     
    napson, May 31, 2015 IP
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    It's still useful and it's a good idea to get some really good backlinks! Also, this is another way to diversify different keywords! ;)
     
    patco, Jun 9, 2015 IP
  18. Jenniferzoe21

    Jenniferzoe21 Greenhorn

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    I think Directory Submission is not the right way to get traffic there are many DS list Now a days but Google almost penalized those websites which are using low quality websites for link building.
     
    Jenniferzoe21, Jun 14, 2015 IP
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    Directory submission is killing your website.so please stop it.
    For generate more traffic and links use different thing like as article submission,bookmarking,question answer,link wheeling etc.
     
    sonu.de6, Jun 14, 2015 IP
  20. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Google is penalizing those who used less than favorable methods to manipulate SERPs. The problem however is that no one know's for certain what combination of those methods was the cause, or if there really was a "cause". The end result has been a mass exodus by several inexperienced and inept web designers and SEO's from every possible and imaginable form of marketing. e.g. PANIC.
     
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