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I avoid directorys that I have to pay per year.

Discussion in 'Directories' started by PLAYMATE, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. #1
    I avoid directorys that I have to pay per year. I will pay only for 1 time payment to get listed.
     
    PLAYMATE, Jul 16, 2009 IP
  2. enQuira

    enQuira Peon

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    #2
    This is DP not twitter.
     
    enQuira, Jul 18, 2009 IP
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    theapparatus Peon

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    And some days, there's not much difference.

    I just stay away from any directory that requires any sort of payment. I don;t have the budget.
     
    theapparatus, Jul 18, 2009 IP
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    WallaceYeung Notable Member

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    #4
    You did your choice, there is also a few quality free directories around the web.
     
    WallaceYeung, Jul 18, 2009 IP
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    luckymurari Active Member

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    #5
    I don't like paying fro directories :) I am a big fan of freeware ;)
     
    luckymurari, Jul 18, 2009 IP
  6. theapparatus

    theapparatus Peon

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    #6
    Agreed but I believe this thread is about Pay for Listing directories.
     
    theapparatus, Jul 18, 2009 IP
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    swedal Notable Member

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    #7
    Seems to me that the thread is more about someone making a pointless post better suited to Twitter in an attempt to run up their post count. ;)
     
    swedal, Jul 18, 2009 IP
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    praetserge Notable Member

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    #8
    I'd rather pay annual fee than for permanent link... why? simple... if you pay for a permanent link they can delete it anytime (or they sell directory and new owner will) whereas if you have an annual fee they will be more than happy to keep and promote your link.
    Just my point of view.
     
    praetserge, Jul 19, 2009 IP
  9. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #9
    LOL!

    To the OP - thanks for sharing your thoughts for the benefit of the DP community. I am sure everyone wanted to know. :p
     
    dcristo, Jul 19, 2009 IP
  10. pipes

    pipes Prominent Member

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    #10
    :) this might interest you :)

    I suspect some of the ones that you submit to as a one time payment wont be around in a year.

    And some of the ones that you wont submit to that charge yearly may still be around 5, maybe even 10 years from now.
     
    pipes, Jul 20, 2009 IP
  11. theapparatus

    theapparatus Peon

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    #11
    That surprises you?

    But to make it more interesting:

    Whatever happens when you pay the money and you either don't get listed or it's for a category you don't want to be in? Any recourse? Do requests for fixing or resolving the issue help?
     
    theapparatus, Jul 20, 2009 IP
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    templates Notable Member

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    #12
    i charge a 1 time fee and i plan on my directories to be around for ever if possible.I promote just as hard with a 1 time fee as i would an annual fee
     
    templates, Jul 20, 2009 IP
  13. MervinKoops

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    #13
    lol nice one :p

    I don't pay for directory listings either. The quality of links from directories is already very low, there isn't any point in paying for these low quality links.
     
    MervinKoops, Jul 20, 2009 IP
  14. PLAYMATE

    PLAYMATE Peon

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    That's ok ill pass on thouse
     
    PLAYMATE, Jul 20, 2009 IP
  15. PLAYMATE

    PLAYMATE Peon

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    I would try contacting the owner and fixing the problem
     
    PLAYMATE, Jul 20, 2009 IP
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    kder86 Peon

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    #16
    There are some directories with annual fees that are worth it. Mainly Yahoo's directory.
     
    kder86, Jul 20, 2009 IP
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    mywebsearches Peon

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    #17
    What is best?

    To pay $5 year OR

    $60 permanent.
     
    mywebsearches, Jul 21, 2009 IP
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    DownUnder Well-Known Member

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    #18
    I am sure that your sites will be around for a long time, but the quote above has me puzzled.

    How is it possible that you can promote just as hard as some body who has a yearly income over a one of income.

    so lets say you earn once (say$5) how can that be more powerful than investing $5 each year into promotion, simply not possible.
     
    DownUnder, Jul 22, 2009 IP
  19. alistair80

    alistair80 Well-Known Member

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    #19
    Its not always about whether the directory is paid or free. Its about the quality of sites it lists and the ways the owner uses to promote the directory. Its also about "value-add"; whether the directory waits for submitters to come to it or whether it also goes out looking for quality websites to improve its visitors' experience. As Matt Cutts mentioned, a quality directory will have some standards: it won't let you use just ANY anchor texts or descriptions. It will actually reject websites that don't adhere to their guidelines. The importance of a good directory will always be there, be it for SERPS, traffic, SEO or "web credibility in the long run. I have published a list of top 20 web directories (free and paid) on the internet in 2009. Have a look at it, visit the directories listed and you'll know what I'm talking about.
     
    alistair80, Jul 22, 2009 IP
  20. enQuira

    enQuira Peon

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    #20
    From your post
    not even with your own directory (Linkernel) which is in the list?
     
    enQuira, Jul 23, 2009 IP