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Is Directory Submission is still working?

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

  1. sakir muhammad

    sakir muhammad Greenhorn

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    #21
    Yeah its still working. I think u should do it for better result
    SEMrush
     
    sakir muhammad, Feb 20, 2014 IP
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  2. tdn878

    tdn878 Well-Known Member

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    #22
    Nope it doesn't. Absolute waste of time. There's also a big chance Google will penalize your site for having spam backlinks.
     
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    tdn878, Feb 21, 2014 IP
  3. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    #23
    Google has clearly devalued directory links in general. They don't give much (if any) credit to backlinks to your web pages that you control, which is the case with directory links.
     
    Jim4767, Feb 21, 2014 IP
  4. HighTechOcean

    HighTechOcean Active Member

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    #24
    I'm agree with you gknugurlu. Directory submission is still alive you can submit 20-25 directory daily.
     
    HighTechOcean, Feb 21, 2014 IP
  5. crazyblogger

    crazyblogger Active Member

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    #25
    Try to submit your site to Yahoo directory or Dmoz and few other very popular sites. Other than that don't bother with directories. My recommendation is of PR of directory is 5 or more then Ok otherwise don't waste your time.
     
    crazyblogger, Feb 21, 2014 IP
  6. Nigel Lew

    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    #26
    Directory submissions have been dead for years. Unless of course you own one or a hundred of them.

    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, Feb 21, 2014 IP
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  7. searchnmeet

    searchnmeet Greenhorn

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    #27
    Now a days i totally depend on content, if content is informative then we can produce link as much as possible.
     
    searchnmeet, Feb 21, 2014 IP
  8. Kianu42

    Kianu42 Member

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    #28
    Here is what Matt Cutts says about directories and their role for SEO :

    http://jamesnorquay.com/an-interview-ex-member-matt-cuttss-search-quality-team/

    Here is what he said:

    "Second, don’t dismiss directories completely. I have heard people talking about directories being altogether bad and advise people to avoid them. This is not the case, good quality, moderated directories, or niche directories are still worth looking in to."

    From what we can conclude that directories do have some SEO value, but you should use them the right way.
     
    Kianu42, Feb 24, 2014 IP
  9. azharSEO

    azharSEO Active Member

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    #29
    According to my knowledge Directory submission is the past now, but some peoples are promoting their website on local directories and also I would like to know directories king Dmoz is still working or not..?
     
    azharSEO, Feb 24, 2014 IP
  10. devieye

    devieye Active Member

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    #30
    Post your website link to quality and high page rank directories only...it will be effective..
     
    devieye, Feb 24, 2014 IP
  11. Adam Charles

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    #31
    Do free submissions last for long in free search engine directories?
     
    Adam Charles, Feb 24, 2014 IP
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    dataguru Active Member

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    #32
    Now a days Link Building is not very effective sometimes it comes under in Spam activities too !!!!
    Try to do Quality backlinks and in proper web categorized manner !!!!
     
    dataguru, Feb 26, 2014 IP
  13. SEOsince99

    SEOsince99 Greenhorn

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    #33
    Morally I need to tell the truth and say NO it does not work, but everyone here has done a great job of telling you lies.

    Directory submission is 100% dead and the #1 reason for unnatural link penalties.
     
    SEOsince99, Feb 26, 2014 IP
  14. neest321

    neest321 Well-Known Member

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    #34
    No, don't waste your time
     
    neest321, Feb 26, 2014 IP
  15. Henry Calvin

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    #35
    Yeah its good but not so much beneficial in 2014.
     
    Henry Calvin, Feb 26, 2014 IP
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    I think do search engine directory and also start the strategy of Content marketing that is better options
     
    jatinbatra, Feb 28, 2014 IP
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    #37
    Directory submission still works but a paradigm shift is in order. I have read a lot of the posts here and it seems like you can't say SEO without referring to Google. Who says Google will always be the top dog for information? Not too long ago people thought that the earth was the center of the universe. In this same vane, web designers thought their website was the center of their internet universe. However, nowadays there are many companies who get more traffic on their Facebook page than they do on their main website. Or more people read company’s Tweets than visit their website. This thinking would have been blasphemy 10 years ago but is now our internet reality. So my recommendation is get your website out in front of many people using directories and web 2.0 sites and don't worry too much about Google.
     
    cloudalien, Feb 28, 2014 IP
  18. TA_Maria

    TA_Maria Peon

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    Hi, Do you have a list of top directories that still be useful? Please suggest top 3 directories. thanks
     
    TA_Maria, Feb 28, 2014 IP
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    #39
    Yes directory submission(niche directory) is still working.
     
    Pooja Gupta, Feb 28, 2014 IP
  20. The -Leaders

    The -Leaders Greenhorn

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    #40
    Directory Submissions are useful when your are doing in right manner i.e. you have to submit with local or your niche related directories. And also all websites must be well-reputed.
     
    The -Leaders, Mar 1, 2014 IP