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Directory Submissions - Good For SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by geester1, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. #1
    I would like to know if submission to web directories is good for seo, using this example.

    title (anchor text) computer
    url www.yourdomain.com
    description

    changing the anchor text/title to TFT monitor, but keeping the same description and URL

    Will this give me good SEO or will I be penalised by Google? I would be using the direcotries to build back links and they would all have PR.
    SEMrush
     
    geester1, Sep 5, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. zexy

    zexy Guest

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    #2
    Don't expect to rank in top 10 for competitive keywords by just submitting to directories.
    Directories are almost useless nowadays, use them to just diversify your link profile ;)
    DMOZ and the Yahoo Directory are good but it's pain to get listed there...
     
    zexy, Sep 5, 2008 IP
  3. MattUK

    MattUK Notable Member

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    Okay, ask yourself this, if you were Google, and you know how easy it is to pick up 1000, 5000, 10,000 links from free, poor quality directories. How much weight would you give to links from them?
     
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    #4
    didn't do much for me so presonally I wouldn't bother unless you can get into dmoz, yahoo etc as zexy said.
     
    Halen, Sep 5, 2008 IP
  5. jacky123

    jacky123 Peon

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    #5
    Directory Submission is beneficial when you are going to do submissions in those directories having +2 Page Rank and all the directories must be cached by Google.
     
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    #6
    yes dir submission is benefit, and better to submit to pr dir!
     
    sheds, Sep 5, 2008 IP
  7. geester1

    geester1 Well-Known Member

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    The directories are all PR3+, this isn't the only way I get backlinks. I also use blog commenting on relevant blogs, forum commenting on relevant forums and article submission.
     
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    In my opinion, directories are THE biggest waste of time u could ever imagine - spending half the time that I did doing submissions on blog commenting has given me at least 500% more growth then from directories, gained me relationships and have gained sitewide links from blogs with PR6 and higher
     
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    SEO_PRO Banned

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    #9
    blog commenting is far better then , directory submissions
     
    SEO_PRO, Sep 5, 2008 IP
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    #10
    I agree...there are many options, don't stick on directory submission:D
     
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    genuineseo Well-Known Member

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    #11
    submit to dir is better!, you can change title anchor text.
     
    genuineseo, Sep 5, 2008 IP
  12. zexy

    zexy Guest

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    Do you mean you can't change the anchor text while commenting on blogs or building links in any other way?
     
    zexy, Sep 5, 2008 IP
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    #13
    yup it is a good approach, many use this submission :), it helps your serp and it will boost up your traffic.
     
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    #14
    Yes... directory submission is the one of the most important process for getting traffic & back links. But choose the right category to your website.
     
    hiretraffic, Sep 5, 2008 IP
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    #15
    I completely disagree - they are a complete and utter waste of time
    If u are gonna do it, pay somebody, because your time can be some much better spent
    U probably won't see any results from paying someone either though - pay em to do blog commenting or buy sig links or something
     
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    #16
    Ya I accept with him yes by doing directory submission we get back links.. But choose right category............
     
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    #17
    It is good if its from high PR directories. But don't expect jump in rankings, best you can expect is a constant crawl for your site.
     
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    #18
    It is good to submit your site to the directories.
     
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    #19
    Directories can help you in the beginning by getting you some long tail search engine traffic. If your site has good content you'll pick up some links from people visiting your site. That will get you some search engine traffic from better keywords...which will get you more links.

    After you're showing up on page 3 or 4 in google for a keyword then you can use web directories to boost those keywords. Use variations of the keywords as your anchor text and you'll see those keywords move up to page 1 or 2. Then of course if you have good content you'll get more links and move up even higher.
     
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    #20
    They aren't bad for laying a foundation, but don't put a lot of resources into it.
     
    lewmaster, Sep 5, 2008 IP