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Does anyone use bullshit "for pay" directories for SEO?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by tphyahoo, Aug 16, 2004.

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    Example of "bullshit" directory:

    www d o t giessennet d o t de

    Seems to me very few humans would find this useful, but google will probably give such directories brownie points for being directories, so if you buy links there it could be cost effective. I'm guessing that most link buying there goes through an intermediary like espotting, but perhaps this isn't always the case.

    Does anyone have a list of bullshit directories that are cost effective, or have other qualities to recommend them? Does anyone have strategies they can share concerning the use of such B.D.'s?

    Appreciate any input.

    thomas.
     
    tphyahoo, Aug 16, 2004 IP
  2. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    Why is it they are "BS" directories?

    As long as there are direct links pointing to your site, It would be of benefit.

    Without all these "BS" directories, getting links would become a lot harder for most people. Even those who tend not to use directories for links would suffer because the people that they rely on for links, might be relying on the directories.

    Directories are cost effective if you can afford them. If you can't then it's not cost effective.

    That particular directory would have a hard time being spidered (Just look at the URL's) so personally I wouldn't list in it. (It might be OK now, but when more subdirectories are listed, I think it might come into some problems.)
     
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  4. tphyahoo

    tphyahoo Peon

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    I used the term BS because the official google propaganda is they want to ideally reward links that actually generate traffic. A link that generates a lot of traffic should, theoretically, count more than a link that generates very little traffic.

    So, Dmoz isn't a BS directory because a lot of people actually use DMOZ, whereas computer generated directories like the one I pointed to probably get very little traffic, and only exist because SEO people use them to manipulate google.

    But hey, if they work cost effectively, I agree, it definitely makes sense to use them.

    Just trying to figure out the best strategy here...

    Thomas.
     
    tphyahoo, Aug 16, 2004 IP
  5. pcarlow

    pcarlow Active Member

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    I get little to no traffic from my DMOZ listings. The value of a dmoz listing is in the links I'm going to receive in all the mirrored directories (like Google's directory) not the traffic I receive from people clicking on them.

    Buying directory links is a great strategy. It's even better if the directory allows you to choose the anchor text for your link. Make sure the directory is using URL's that are easily spidered and static links to your site before paying for a listing.
     
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  6. tphyahoo

    tphyahoo Peon

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    Do a google search on "powered by myengines" and you will get some good results for german for pay directories.

    Does anyone have any other tips on finding pay for play directories?

    Thomas.
     
    tphyahoo, Aug 16, 2004 IP
  7. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    There are so many free directories and reciprocal link directories that I just cannot (personally) imagine signing up for a pay directory.
     
    Will.Spencer, Aug 17, 2004 IP
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    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    What about Yahoo directory? The traffic coming from it is not hudge, but well qualified..
     
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    isedb has quite a few good free & pay directories..

    http://www.isedb.com/html/Web_Directories/

    forgive me for saying this will.spencer - but has anyone ever likened you to Will Riker out of the next generation ?
     
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  11. tphyahoo

    tphyahoo Peon

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    Riker... truly low.

    :p

    T.
     
    tphyahoo, Aug 20, 2004 IP
  12. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    I always wanted to be Mr. Spock. :D
     
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    :)

    hehe sorry
     
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  14. liwei

    liwei Peon

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    Thanks guys v useful!
     
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    vinyl Well-Known Member

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    Dont you EVER try to submit to THAT directory - I recieved security alert and researched it - I found it being caused by malicious iframe which tries to infect windows hosts file by executing batch used to assign all google instances to http://207.44.199.117/ which will force people to search thru that address which of course has owners Adsense code embed in it - In the case that you got infected, use CWShredder which will easily remove problematic hosts entries.
     
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    schlottke Peon

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    I wouldnt normally pay unless I was receiving sgnificant traffic.
     
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    hurricane_sh Well-Known Member

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    I agree, there are many ways to build links, paid directory listing is not worth it for many websites
     
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    Just happened to me!!!....my antivirus took care of it, but its still pretty creepy.
    Definitely pass this "directory" up!
     
    carowan, Aug 29, 2004 IP
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    We don't, because we as directory do not add all site submited by SEO's so they will charge their client just to submit (means to put text in field of add url form)

    It is better to submit to directories by your self. You can submit your site to us, also we directories list in our directory.
     
    shivam, May 15, 2006 IP
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    I would pay for them because you get a high pr page and it's fast and lasts longer in some cases. I might try i sonner or later.
     
    kirby009, May 18, 2006 IP