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How to Increase Traffic on Directory Site ?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by 22websitedesign, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hi Guy

    Anyone suggess me, how to increase traffic on directory site. My directory is appr. 2yrs old but traffic is only 20-25 per day.

    Directory name is : alfadirectory . net
    SEMrush
     
    22websitedesign, Aug 22, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. kanwarjot

    kanwarjot Notable Member

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    #2
    Just announce it in announcement section here on DP or contact directory submitters in services section so that they include your directory in list
     
    kanwarjot, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    swabai Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Few ideas for getting site traffic.

    1. Advertise your directory in high traffic sites.
    2. Add your site in social bookmarking sites.
    3. Work on your search keywords.
    4. And try get more links from relevant category with unique content.

    Hope that will help you a lot.
     
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    swedal Notable Member

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    #4
    I took the liberty of looking at your sites home page.....

    Seems to answer your question fairly well imo..

    Submit your site to quality directories, build links and promote, promote, promote....

    Edit ---- I would not expect a whole lot of submissions without a working submission form though.
     
    swedal, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #5
    You have to work on content and presentation.

    Directory that doesn't invites visitors to come back for more is as good as already dead directory.

    You may pick up some pointers from here The Best "cream of the crop" Directories!
    and that may help you to build it right given that you just started

    and never let spam submissions near your directory

    ;)

    fastreplies
     
    fastreplies, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    popoguy Peon

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    #6
    Nothing is easy at beginning, by allowing spam at first stage is a good way, in my opinion.
     
    popoguy, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #7
    ooooooooooooooooo [​IMG]

    ooops... I puked all over your post

    :rolleyes:

    fastreplies
     
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    Kratos123 Banned

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    #8
    well my directory is directorynation[dot]info and i am getting 100-150 UV's daily and many links...

    Mostly people come from directories list.. list your directory in the famous directory lists.. post it on others directory..
     
    Kratos123, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    stinker Well-Known Member

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    #9
    Does it works for niche related directories and if directory reqire to sign up?

    How to find these famous directories lists?

    Thank you! :)
     
    stinker, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    ProxyKing Peon

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    #10
    submit it to other directories, make it so they dont need to provide a backlink until you get tons of submissions

    Mine has over 7000 links, I averaged like 10 a day and built up a huge amount that is now searchable in google, then now i require backlinks
     
    ProxyKing, Aug 23, 2009 IP
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    ruby.mein Peon

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    #11
    Building links helps your directory drives more traffic. Participating on the techniques like forum posting, directory submissions, blog commenting, article submissions, classified ads, press release, link exchange and social bookmarking definitely helps your directory drives more traffic. Engaging on social networking sites like twitter and facebook also helps.
     
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    alistair80 Well-Known Member

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    #12
    I am sorry but people here seem to miss the point swedal tried to make...this is the submission form in question that needs to be worked on.

    You may want to contact someone to fix the directory itself before asking questions about traffic.
     
    alistair80, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    wwws Notable Member

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    #13
    Waste of money;)

    Instead, advertise on directories since the visitors have interest in directories they may want to see other directories specially the one the advertise.

    Another place is this advertisement site where you can buy ads with the participating sites. http://buysellads.com/
     
    wwws, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    stinker Well-Known Member

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    #14
    I was thinking about buysellads.com too,
    But, as long as it is only sponsored flat rate ads (no network ads) where the cheapest ad spots costs 10$ monthly, im thinking is there is worth of spending money? Just wonder.
    Doesn't PPC's (google adsense etc.) not better? as long as you can target by keywords?
    Just thoughts, im only thinking :)
     
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  15. marki8

    marki8 Active Member

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    try use paid post, make a small contest.. invite bloggers... start promoting your site using press release... :) i not see people doing this.
     
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #16
    Oh Cod, NNNNNNOOOOOO, please
    Not another spam infested directories LIST.... NO God, please...

    :rolleyes:

    fastreplies
     
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    ideadom Peon

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    #17
    Submit your directory to directories-of-directories, advertise on directorycritic.com, paiddirectorylist.com, strongestlinks.com/directories.php, web-directories.ws, directoryrecap.com, vmoptions.com/directory-list.php and others, people do look into those sites coming from their excellent search engine rankings for the directory-related keywords.
     
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    #18
    use social bookmarking & do more submission for your directory.
     
    pageupseo, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    You need to increase back links to attract viewers towards your site. you should only accept quality links.
     
    christyzen, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    Remember the directory smackdown of 2007? I think some of it had to do with directories advertising directories which in turn advertised directories, and so on. Basically too much cross-linking between a smallish group of websites, and not much added value for visitors.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't advertise on other directories at all, but don't make it the main focus of your efforts for this type of website.
     
    Obelia, Aug 26, 2009 IP