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Do You Use Directories?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by phplduser, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hi All Dp Users,

    My question, Do you use directories (business or web) to list services / sites? Plus, Use to search for services and so on?

    Best Regards
    J
    SEMrush
     
    phplduser, Jun 10, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. malky66

    malky66 Prominent Member

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    Nope, never use them.
     
    malky66, Jun 10, 2017 IP
  3. phplduser

    phplduser Greenhorn

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    Hi,

    Would you like to say why please?

    Best Regards
    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 10, 2017 IP
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    vamert Greenhorn

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    Still using but some local directories..
     
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    Paid reputable directories are one of the factors for SERP.
     
    cm2010, Jun 12, 2017 IP
  6. phplduser

    phplduser Greenhorn

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    Hi,

    Nice directory by the way!

    Best Regards
    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 13, 2017 IP
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    superrichguy Well-Known Member

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    Back like almost 20 years ago I used them and owned a few that did quite well. But there is no need for me to go to one unless you consider Yelp a directory...
     
    superrichguy, Jun 13, 2017 IP
  8. phplduser

    phplduser Greenhorn

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    Hi,

    What do you like about yelp?

    Best Regards
    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 13, 2017 IP
  9. DynaDotRep

    DynaDotRep Greenhorn

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    Hello,

    If I can find an easy directory on the first page, then I use it.
     
    DynaDotRep, Jun 16, 2017 IP
  10. phplduser

    phplduser Greenhorn

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    Awww, Searching 'Human Edited Business Directory'...
     
    phplduser, Jun 16, 2017 IP
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    cm2010 Active Member Premium Member

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    Our directory is 100% human edited in few languages. We don't approve all the sites even after editors review fee paid, but we refund 100% of editors' review fee under 24 hours time period.
     
    cm2010, Jun 18, 2017 at 3:35 PM IP
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    robert4u Greenhorn

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    I personally think directories are no more good for seo. If you are looking for direct clients that is another thing but for seo its not a good option anymore. Also you can note that DMOZ also is closed which was one of oldest directory on internet.
     
    robert4u, Jun 18, 2017 at 7:16 PM IP
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    cm2010 Active Member Premium Member

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    Thanks
     
    cm2010, Jun 18, 2017 at 9:29 PM IP
  14. WareBehr

    WareBehr Active Member

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    Directories are STILL a huge benefit to SEO.
    Google is not the only search engine. Any good webmaster keeps that in mind.

    Keeping that in mind, realise that using directories it is easy to rank well with Bing and several other search engines.

    Of course, I would only worry about directories that are going to provide you with a real value. Free instant submission directories are not going to help with Google, maybe others but not Google.
     
    WareBehr, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:41 PM IP
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    Pawas Gupta Member

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    Directories are still a great source to acquire links and citations, especially for local businesses. So yes, I use them, but not like crazy.
    1. Popular and generic national and global directories are always good to get a mention on.
    2. Popular niche/industry directories are good as well.
    If you use directories that have good authority, are relevant to your business and consistent, using directories will not be a problem.

    Think quality, not quantity.

    Stay a mile away from directories that are shallow, have less traffic and are not relevant to the nature of your business.

    Quality always beats quantity!
     
    Pawas Gupta, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:08 PM IP
  16. phplduser

    phplduser Greenhorn

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    - Totally agree, The business directory i run has good traffic, Higher percentage on those submitting but 80% of submissions are so low quality they get rejected.

    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:21 AM IP
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    Directories are still works. Though listed in renowned directories is difficult job. Free directories are just waste of time as they are full of junk. Go with Paid directories, it will still work.
     
    iwebsocial, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:44 PM IP
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    directory still works. Add your website on local directory that will give extra boost to your site.
     
    hiuufji, Jun 24, 2017 at 12:18 AM IP