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Is Directory Submission is still working?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by enoahisolution, Feb 18, 2014.

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    Is directory submission is still working? if so, how many submission per day can be done for effective promotion?
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    enoahisolution, Feb 18, 2014 IP
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  2. bertakachris

    bertakachris Greenhorn

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    Local niche related business directories can still be beneficial, but avoid free submissions to poor directories as Google does not favour these links.
     
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    enoahisolution Member

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    Thank you.. By the way u meant paid business directory listings??
     
    enoahisolution, Feb 18, 2014 IP
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    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    Back when directory submission was still considered effective SEO, I submitted to thousands of them. Bummer. That earned me a substantial drop in traffic when Google updated their algorithms over the past year or so.

    This year I intend to submit to precisely zero directories and would recommend the same to you.

    The bottom line is: if you control the link back to your site, it's not impressive to the search engines.
     
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  5. enoahisolution

    enoahisolution Member

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    Thank you, then what would you recommend to get search engine visibility and to boost SERP? Suggest me what should be best for daily Seo activity ?
     
    enoahisolution, Feb 18, 2014 IP
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    Prasseo Active Member

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    Well, It works for me because I mainly focus on the service which I am looking from the audience as Description and the Content of my web page.
     
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  7. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    eNoah, I don't fancy myself an "expert." I'm just an old guy, with about ten years' experience at this, who picked up a few things along the way. My simple approach is listed in post #16 at https://forums.digitalpoint.com/thr...-for-2014-after-all-the-news-updates.2707006/
     
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  8. enoahisolution

    enoahisolution Member

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    Thanks for the link., Got an idea for my query..
     
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  9. enoahisolution

    enoahisolution Member

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    Thanks for the reply..
     
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    I would bet that directory submission may be the riskiest BL building technique today. It's a great technique for negative SEO, not so much for long term ranking though.

    I would highly advise to rethink your link building strategy.
     
    FranksToys, Feb 19, 2014 IP
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    trustourseo Greenhorn

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    I would like to recommend the local authority directories that are related to your business, in that most of the directories are free submission only. But each submission needs a verification. Per month you can do "5" submission would be better for your promotion. If you need the site list you can PM me along with your Geo location.
     
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  12. Times Lau

    Times Lau Active Member

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    Not that much as before after the new update, and I suggest using brand name to replace keyword
     
    Times Lau, Feb 19, 2014 IP
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    Yeah its still working. daily 5 submission you will do.
     
    Henry Calvin, Feb 19, 2014 IP
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    maddy.n Active Member

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    Yes. still alive, but build only quality back links( PR should more than 5)
     
    maddy.n, Feb 20, 2014 IP
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    kapildeven54 Greenhorn

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    Although it is outdated you can submit your website in directory.
     
    kapildeven54, Feb 20, 2014 IP
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    It is not like that the directory submission is totally banned by Goolge. But now you should more concentrate or quality directory links rather then quantity. Try to use directory which are having high PR and which are related to your site's niche.
     
    joshef, Feb 20, 2014 IP
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    Directory submission still works. I still get traffic from them and it helps me ranking in search results if they are from high ranking web directories. I would suggest you to submit to about 20 web directories daily. It can also be less like only 5. Don't submit at once to a lot of directories. The reason for this here, you submit to several web directories daily, but not all of them will be approved and if they will be approved, it will take some time. Sometimes it takes months to be listed. And the other thing is that after approval some of them delete your submissions after a year from your approval. Some of them may not some of them may delete earlier and you will have to resubmit.

    So if we consider you submit to about 20 web directories daily, and assume that 5 of them are approved, they are approved after 15 days, so after the fifteenth day you will have every day 5 approvals. Let's also assume that after a year you will have to resubmit your listing, so after a year you get 5 approvals and resubmit 5 listing again which will not affect you anyway. You will always have backlinks and not lose them. But if you submit at once and get approval from 200 web directories, then after a year at once all your links will be deleted. So at a time you will have lost all your backlinks will affect directly search engines and this will affect your site where it will be harder to start ranking again at the search results.
     
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    maddy.n Active Member

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    exactly..well said
     
    maddy.n, Feb 20, 2014 IP
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    Karolis PAW Greenhorn

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    Submit only to those directories that should be interesting for user. The links from directories don''t carry much weight but a good directory might drive you traffic.
     
    Karolis PAW, Feb 20, 2014 IP
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    I think If i do the search engine directory i.e good and add listing is the perfect idea for seo
     
    jatinbatra, Feb 20, 2014 IP