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Directory Submission Still Effective?

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

  1. diggs11

    diggs11 Active Member

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    #21
    Quality Directories are very effective i tell you how if you use your website different pages different long tail keywords and different article about your website and then submit your link on best web directories afterward you will get authority backlinks and good traffic but remember this result will come slowly when your website links approved.
    Few things are still effective but if we use right way.
    SEMrush
    Hope you like it.
    Thanks
     
    diggs11, Jun 15, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. vegabond

    vegabond Shabu Anower

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    #22
    It helps if you don't abuse by submitting same anchor in every directory. There is no faster and shorter way to gain SERP.
     
    vegabond, Jun 16, 2015 IP
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    #23
    Directory helps us for build back links not for traffic. Its only make the website base.
     
    Dev thakur, Jul 7, 2015 IP
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    This year directory submission is one of the SEO tends which most bloggers are getting to comply with in order to enhance the efficiency of their blogs. In my opinion, directory submissions in SEO can ensure thta one's blog attains visibility to the audience beyond the blogger's closest blogging associates. Together with the visibility, a blogger is entitled to other benefits such as acquiring quality and safe backlinks which if well utilized are bound to make the blog rankings be on a constant rise. And the other benefit that a blogger reaps from directory submission is obtaining a chance to have review requests and paid post opportunities.
     
    TomRider, Apr 6, 2016 IP
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    GeekFoss Active Member

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    #25
    yeah its little bit good bcoz i used 25 directories now for my site..
     
    GeekFoss, Apr 19, 2016 IP
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    Kaas Greenhorn

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    #26
    I would only submit to a few niche directories as part of link strategy these days, and not the poor quality ones either. Most of them will do more harm than good for your rankings.
     
    Kaas, May 9, 2016 IP
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    blueprint media group Greenhorn

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    #27
    No directory submission is a complete waste of time. It was effective about 5 years ago but not anymore. Focus on other traffic strategies that will get you better results, eg social media marketing, PPC advertising (google, bing and facebook) and create high quality unique content that people love!
     
    blueprint media group, May 10, 2016 IP
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    Karolwf Active Member

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    #28
    I have a small niche directory. Here are statistics: Links: 22 000, clicks 233 000. Directory generates traffic to other sites.
     
    Karolwf, May 14, 2016 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #29
    Can you support your "statement" with some facts?

    Right, friend of mine never uses Internet to promote his business.
    All he does is buying ads in local news papers, TV and radio and
    his business is prospers. So, as you can see he doesn't use SM
    but guess what... he never would dream to deny its usefulness.

    Maybe directories like your but not our.
    If I was you, i would shutdown your directory long time ago.

    Who told you that?
    Don't tell me, let me guess... hmmm... Google?
    One can argue that making stupid and useless posts is waste of time,
    and yet, here you are making post, arguing, claiming to be an expert.

    :)

    fastreplies
     
    fastreplies, Aug 3, 2016 IP
  10. Jesse21

    Jesse21 Peon

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    #30
    As per my research directory submission is effective, it drives traffic as well as link popularity..
     
    Jesse21, Oct 22, 2016 IP
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    Bhavna Malhi Member

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    #31
    Yes, directory submission is useful because of backlinking.
     
    Bhavna Malhi, Oct 28, 2016 IP
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    bxuser Well-Known Member

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    #32
    I still submit my sites to directories only because I am use to do it but I don't think I have ever since any traffic from them.
     
    bxuser, Nov 19, 2016 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #33
    What if we'll remove backlinks part equation, what then?

    :)

    fastreplies
     
    fastreplies, Nov 23, 2016 IP
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    cm2010 Active Member Premium Member

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    #34
    "Directory submission never been effective", It is/was/will be effective only if advertiser's site get listed/approved in the directory.
     
    cm2010, Dec 11, 2016 IP
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    Web_Shark Greenhorn

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    #35
    Niche sector directories (or any niche site) has good benefits due to the targeted sector traffic as its audience. These directories have their own usage - users that want a type of
    information eg: Travel companies contact details.

    Using directories for link dropping

    Directories hate this practise, they hate SEO agencies with a passion and will guard/secure their websites with (CMS) Content Management Systems with plug-in software, so the days of
    spam by direct/in-direct means died 10 years ago. Your only route into anything of quality is by payment only.

    B2b/B2c General/All Purpose Directories

    The B2b/B2c general website sector is dead, with just a few or so brands eg: Yell, Thomson types, clinging on desperately for survival. Reed Business sold off all its directory properties including the huge KellySearch b2b directory, where they spent over 1 million pounds promoting it yearly, this was preceded by Microsofts SBD, Zeal and a few others like The Arndale, Arrdvark etc all died for various reasons, thus demonstrating the difficulty of remaining in an untargeted advertising world, as what once worked for decades many years ago - no longer works in todays highly focussed driven world.


    Niche Sector/Specialty sites

    The only options online are Search Engines and Niche vortals - and these will want payment, there's no way around it, as any free element is so limited, that decent exposure must be paid - for the chance of any benefit to happen.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
    Web_Shark, Jan 3, 2017 IP
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    Kelli Jones Greenhorn

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    #36
    Hi Alice, I think if you choose good paid or free niche directories of high page authority, then it will definitely help to gain traffic. But first read all the Google updates carefully and then take any further action on link building.
     
    Kelli Jones, Jan 4, 2017 IP
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    #37
    maybe check domain authority before submitting if it's worth it.
     
    angor, Jan 4, 2017 IP
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    Web_Shark Greenhorn

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    #38
    Too technical for most and a domain url won't ever, ever tell you how much traffic websites get - for this you need to contact the owners and get proof.
     
    Web_Shark, Jan 5, 2017 IP
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    I would say a directory just for a directory sake just to have a link exists is not that valuable. If its a directory that people are using or people are going to who have the need to get to your site then Yes of course. For example any local establishment you want to be on all local directories so that when people are searching for what is in your area you can be associated with it. But to exist on some list in India where you have no business nor site visitors are even looking for your services there, not worth it.
     
    SEO.Student.15, Jan 5, 2017 IP
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    AOL search engine? Just for curiosity sake... Does anyone here use an @AOL.com email address?
     
    SEO.Student.15, Jan 16, 2017 IP