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is directory submission is effective

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by kirangodbole, Sep 19, 2013.

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directory submission is dead

Poll closed Sep 26, 2013.
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  2. No

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  1. #1
    Hello experts im experiencing no change in my positions. Is directory submission has no effect on ranking these days. Please share your views.
    SEMrush
     
    kirangodbole, Sep 19, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Jen 101

    Jen 101 Active Member

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    Only directory submission in high quality directories and more specifically those that are in your niche are going to be valuable and helpful. The typical directory submission to the free directories that all tend to look the same are no longer helpful and instead can harm your site.
     
    Jen 101, Sep 20, 2013 IP
  3. Vijay Devkar - SEO Genius

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    #3
    It is of no use if the directory is of low quality, mostly FFA directories are linked to link farms which can in return result in penalizing your website. Couple of years ago it was a good practice but after the recent Google updates it is not recommended.
    hope this helps.
     
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    indiasbull Well-Known Member

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    god bole ( god speeks) bro. it still works , keep work on ur tactics and it will work good in coming time.
     
    indiasbull, Sep 29, 2013 IP
  5. proson

    proson Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Well, SEO takes time. Generally at least three months, so instead of giving you methods or answering questions,
    I would say how many links and how long you have been doing SEO?

    And also what kind of links are they? Are they spammy blog comments, forum profiles or others low quality links?

    Or you are building niche blog posts links, press release or other better links??

    I have been doing SEO since 2009, so unless you are doing something quality otherwise it is just waste of time and money.
     
    proson, Oct 1, 2013 IP
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    blogdum Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Only high pr and quality directory can helpyour website in google SERPs.
     
    blogdum, Oct 1, 2013 IP
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    SBRTechnologies Member

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    Yes it works wonder but there are certain things to be taken into consideration. If you submit in directory of good quality and high PR, then the chances of success is pretty high.
     
    SBRTechnologies, Oct 3, 2013 IP
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    Sam Idoeb Member

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    #8
    Yes, I agree with proson.
     
    Sam Idoeb, Oct 3, 2013 IP
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    ktp2012 Active Member

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    Invest in marketing your Internet site. There are basically two options available to you, the SEO and PPC. These two are probably the most desirable alternatives you can get for your Internet business as strategy for search engine marketing.
     
    ktp2012, Oct 6, 2013 IP
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    davidwillliam Greenhorn

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    #10
    Base on my knowledge and experience directory submission are not useful these days. If you are using new title and new description for each submission then may be chance you will get luck and it will help you to improve your website ranking and traffic. One thing is confirm that Article submission is value able and good. So you can try it.
     
    davidwillliam, Oct 6, 2013 IP
  11. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

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    I would be happy if my competitors follow the parrots in this thread and do directory submission.
     
    Agent000, Oct 6, 2013 IP
  12. eric_wahlberg

    eric_wahlberg Well-Known Member

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    #12
    Directory Submission effect has been reduced. You can try article submission instead of that.
     
    eric_wahlberg, Oct 7, 2013 IP
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    EmmyM Peon

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    #13
    local directory submissions still seem to have a good impact. But I agree with eric_wahlberg...you should try article submissions.
     
    EmmyM, Oct 7, 2013 IP
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    alexmung Peon

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    The best way to determine a good quality directory is to use the site:somedomain.com command. Also do a search on the brand name in Google, if the directory isn't listed at the top then the directory has no value and may even be penalised. Then use SEM Rush to check it's position ranking. If it has no position ranking in SEMRush then don't use it.
     
    alexmung, Oct 8, 2013 IP
  15. shakiba.proba

    shakiba.proba Active Member

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    #15
    I'm agree with you....
     
    shakiba.proba, Oct 8, 2013 IP
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    nrvaghela Banned

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    #16
    Web Directory Submission are little bit outdated but still you can try to use it for link building bu make sure, use only High PR website for submission. I suggest you to go with other Off-Page techniques like Article Submission, Forum Posting, Web 2.0 Profile Creation, etc... to generate good backlinks.
     
    nrvaghela, Oct 9, 2013 IP
  17. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

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    Yes please. I want all my competitors to do that. It will make my job easier.
     
    Agent000, Oct 9, 2013 IP
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    I think that these days, directory submission in terms of SEO work only with a site with real NAP (Name, address, phone number), that means it is very good with local SEO strategy. Just make sure that your site have real NAP and have NAP consistency across all of the directories submitted.
     
    buzzcrowd, Oct 31, 2013 IP
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    #19
    IMO directories have been dead since Google came out.
    They are only browsed by people that want to add their website.
    That's all.
    So, to answer your question, nope they aren't effective.
     
    monkeye, Nov 1, 2013 IP
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    yes directory submission still works,i use Craigslist and i get visitor to my site .
     
    Abiolas Gabriel, Nov 1, 2013 IP