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Does 1 link in a Dir really help?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by ATLien, Nov 29, 2004.

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    Ok, i just recently submitted my site to a wide range of directories, and it cost me over $200. Is this really a good way to spend money? Is it going to help? I just feel like I could have put the money to better use.
    SEMrush
     
    ATLien, Nov 29, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    No, probably not a good way to spend money. :) I submit to DMOZ and that's it (but that's just me).
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 29, 2004 IP
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    The directory you want in is DMOZ. Suspect the 200 spent could have been better spent on other resources. Read the posts and evaluate the ideas presented. You will soon pick up on the names of the knowledgeable posters.

    Shannon
     
    Smyrl, Nov 29, 2004 IP
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    clubbin714 Peon

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    What about paying to get listed in the yahoo directory?
     
    clubbin714, Nov 29, 2004 IP
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    payoutwindow Peon

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    I would rather donate to Shawn and get a link from the donate page.
    :D
     
    payoutwindow, Nov 30, 2004 IP
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    harver Guest

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    Yes, that's basically the way to go.
     
    harver, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    nfzgrld Peon

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    DMOZ is of course the first place I go when I have a new site online. Then I try to figure out the fastest way to get into Google, whatever that happens to be at the time. But there are a lot of great directories out there that you can submit to. I've gone through this very forum and submitted to lots of directories. I only have two rules: 1. I'm not paying for a listing. 2. If they want a reciprocal link it's going on my links page the way I want it to. I don't want to have a page of willy nilly looking links all over the place. They put my link up formatted the way they want, and so will I.

    The fact is, with my current site I've probably submitted and been accepted in nearly 20 directories besides DMOZ. I'm already starting to see traffic from many of them. I'm not even in dmoz yet. Besides, all those links start to add up!
     
    nfzgrld, Jan 5, 2005 IP
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    real Peon

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    Most directories places your link in a very deep place which may never get indexed.
     
    real, Jan 6, 2005 IP
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    melfan Peon

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    $200 for a link is not worthy unless that site does have very good PR and its category really relates to your site. But I think a link worth $200 is too high I rather join the Coop and buy weights or go for DMOZ express listing.
     
    melfan, Jan 6, 2005 IP
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    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    Whats DMOZ express listing, is it different to the usual submit URL

    Thanks
     
    dct, Jan 6, 2005 IP
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    l234244 Peon

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    Previously I would have said bluefind aswell, i'm but not sure whats going in their at the minute
     
    l234244, Jan 6, 2005 IP
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    inthedark Peon

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    i suppose they meant yahoo
     
    inthedark, Jan 6, 2005 IP