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Do You Use Directories?

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

  1. Patricia Ann Lee

    Patricia Ann Lee Active Member

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    #21
    Not anymore, before I use it as one of my link building techniques but I realized that it is not as helpful as before. For business listing I suggest Google Local business listing instead. For online businesses just submit your site on search engines and do SEO on it if you want to increase your visibility.
    SEMrush
     
    Patricia Ann Lee, Jun 28, 2017 IP
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  2. phplduser

    phplduser Greenhorn

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    #22
    Hi,

    I know the directory industry has changed over the last few years and with updates from google it has had a big impact on people running directories and using them.

    I did not want this to stop me from continuing to run one and using them for other advertising ventures.

    That's why i run a business directory now, Concentrating on quality mainly and my business directory is doing well and for people looking to advertise within directories, All i can say is too choose quality ones, Do some research and list a business in a few directories over a space of time, Directories may not have as much value as they once did but good ones still do to a point.

    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 28, 2017 IP
  3. MrKing01

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    You should list your business in reputable directories. Consider big general directories, local directories and niche directories. However, you should stay miles away from shady directories. To know if a directory is shady or not you should look if it's too easy to get your business listed. That's not a good sign. Directories that do a review of the listing are more reputable. Moreover, you should do a quick Google search and see if the directory shows up. If it doesn't, stay away.
     
    MrKing01, Jul 12, 2017 IP
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    dscurlock Notable Member

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    #24
    directories are only good for link/diversity, nothing more.
    It would be ok to add a few to your portfolio, but like
    with anything, if you over do it, then you could get a penalty...
    (IMO: high authority sites can absorb higher risks....)
     
    dscurlock, Jul 14, 2017 IP
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    Gosuperb Greenhorn

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    #25
    Directory submission can be rewarding for building good quality backlinks and increasing traffic on your website. Choose wisely and according to your niche. Also don't forget that a lot of directory services are a spam service. And when it comes to listing, I would suggest Google My Business.
     
    Gosuperb, Jul 18, 2017 IP
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    @Gosuperb is making an important point here that is worth to listen to. Keep in mind that there are directory services that are in fact spam services. So stay away from them as they will do more harm than good.
     
    MrKing01, Jul 18, 2017 IP