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How would you spent $1000 to market a new directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Nima, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. ModernInstalls

    ModernInstalls Peon

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    #21
    However you spend it, I suggest integrating a social plugin to it, get the most out of your money. Have users share it to use it.
    SEMrush
     
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    seofriend Well-Known Member

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    #22
    you need to do it carefully or $1000 will go waste
     
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    shteca Active Member

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    #23
    STOP! THINK!
    Firstly, why will anyone use your directory?
    Secondly, how do you intend on making a return?
    Thirdly, have you thought about ROI on this $1,000?
     
    shteca, Apr 18, 2013 IP
  4. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member

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    #24
    Again, no

    Did you learn all of that in an online MBA degree? or are you posting just to post a reply?
    Same goes for all other not-to-the-point replies.
     
    Nima, Apr 18, 2013 IP
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    shteca Active Member

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    #25
    So, legal global.
    By the name you have chosen I take it you aim to target legal companies worldwide.
    I would say your best bet then it to spend your $1,000 on building up a LinkedIn profile account and sending legal professionals through LinkedIn ads.
    Wish you all the best of luck...
     
    shteca, Apr 18, 2013 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    #26
    Sometimes it's best not to stick your nose in areas you obviously have no idea about.
     
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    stock_post Prominent Member

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    #27
    so, by looking at my post count and likes you guys think I am here to increase my post count!

    the kid that talks about paying in my directory of directories if you had spent a minute checking you would see that it is free - no payment is required (there is not a option for you to pay)
     
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    shteca Active Member

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    Areas I have no idea about....
    Hummm
    Stoner3221, I know $1,000 isn't going to get you far in advertising a world wide directory with an actual chance of a ROI greater than $10...
     
    shteca, Apr 19, 2013 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #29
    Guess you don't read your own terms of service...right on the submissions page...first sentence...

    "Free listings submitted are just deleted as there is a lot of spam (un-related) submissions..."
     
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    My apology, I read your post incorrectly I guess. As you just stated I agree completly.
     
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    Ellys Kho Guest

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    #31
    pay Designer for making Great & Interesting Template. no need to advertising or something like that. just focus on your On Page First.
     
    Ellys Kho, Apr 19, 2013 IP
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    Alex210 Well-Known Member

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    #32
    That is a nice directory! .. anyway, $1000 can be too much but also too less. You should post some ads in the top newspapers for a few days and see how it goes.
     
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    Ellys Kho Guest

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    #33
    talk easy but hard to do. few hundred buck. like 999$. how long & how many website you need to paying?
    like dmeg(dot)com . sidewide link already 80$ month. then how many link you need to make PR 6 on homepage & PR 5 on sub.
     
    Ellys Kho, Apr 20, 2013 IP
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    #34
    I still stand by my opinion which is based on over 12 years experience, when there was only dmoz online and FFA, classified sites, and link exchange where the only place to get links!

    Im talking about days most of you didn't hear about, days when you would open a site and 72 hours later your top ranking in Google and MSN, no penalties, no sandbox, low competition!

    So once again, $1000 will get you no where if you want to compete with the big directories but it will definitely get you a high pagerank directory, that will generate you income!
     
    Bedwan, Apr 20, 2013 IP
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    humm बहादुर बच्चा

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    #35
    I would discard the project or keep it on hold as I already have unless I am done with 20,000 in the entire 12 months on the directory.
     
    humm, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    #36
    If you are promoting a general directory, then advertising on directory listing sites like Vilesilencer and DirectoryCritic plus advertising on webmaster forums. Spend money on a good banner ad designer as well to maximize CTR. If you are promoting a niche directory, then advertise on sites that cater to that niche. Wherever those people gather, buy ads on those sites. Also run a listing special and do a press release about it. Also consider advertising in related magazines, like Website Magazine or a magazine that caters directly to your niche. Last minute specials for magazine ads can be had if you know where to look.
     
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    Nima Well-Known Member

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    What are some of the top webmaster newsletters out there?
     
    Nima, Apr 29, 2013 IP
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    #38
    I would only bother with spending the $1000 after building a lot of unique content on the directory. I've got directories that continue to pay off just in Google Adsense because I get traffic to the unique content. I also have some that are just a bunch of submitted sites, and the traffic is not very good.
     
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    Nima Well-Known Member

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    #39

    You're absolutely right. I won't be spending serious marketing dollars until I have a few listings in most categories and a good number of content on the website. I started this thread to get an idea what the suggestions out there are. I'll probably end up spending the marketing dollars in about three months or so
     
    Nima, Apr 29, 2013 IP
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    yousafzai99 Greenhorn

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    Hi stoner 3221
    I always read your suggestions at digital point regarding directory business.While reading your positive posts about directory business it gives me hope and I have become a fan of you .Some people are saying that this business has been smashed ....I don't agree because I believe that quality directory is still alive,Dear stoner 3221 can you suggest me some sites for banner advertisement for my pr 6 directory I would be thankful.
     
    yousafzai99, May 1, 2013 IP