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Is Directory Submission Still Effective After Google's Recent Updates?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by John325, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. John325

    John325 Member

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    #21
    First I would like to thank you all for your replies. After analyze your replies, I got a point that Directory submission is still effective and good for creating back links but all should be top rated directories with proper category.
    SEMrush
     
    John325, Mar 15, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
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    #22
    Could anyone give me a list of top rated directory sites?
     
    John325, Mar 15, 2013 IP
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    #23
    Here is a small list of what I consider top quality directories to get you going http://wowdirectoryworld.com/the-real-directory-list/ Also try searching (your website product or service + directory) in the search engines and see what comes up. The directory topic is not considered important by quality directories, they will move it to the correct topic.
     
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    #24
    Thanks Stoner for your list. Really, these are very effective directories for creating back links.
     
    John325, Mar 16, 2013 IP
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    #25
    paid directory are still good for SEO.
     
    johnmacellen, Mar 16, 2013 IP
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    John325 Member

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    #26
    Ya, am agree with you but most of the webmasters are unable to pay.
     
    John325, Mar 16, 2013 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    #27
    Actually, most webmasters can afford to pay for submission. The mom and pop business is the backbone of any quality directory. Any new business must have a marketing budget or it's surely doomed to failure.
     
    stoner3221, Mar 17, 2013 IP
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    Master Directory Well-Known Member

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    #28
    to get backlinks,serp you still need quality directory, otherwise dmoz is dead too
     
    Master Directory, Mar 18, 2013 IP
  9. Web Directory Reviews Org

    Web Directory Reviews Org Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    #29
    After hearing the hype about web directories being dead, I purposely didn't link to a new site that I had developed from anywhere, except that I submitted it to a regional city category of one web directory, one whose main page was a PR-5. The city category was seven levels deep and the page that it appeared on had no page rank at all.

    In less than a week, the site was in Google's SERPs, and within two weeks it was on the first page of its SERPS on a search of the city and state. It took about three weeks for Bing to find it but it did find its way the first page of Bing's SERPs.

    In all fairness, this was a 200+ page site on a town of fewer than a hundred people, so there wasn't a whole lot of competition for keywords but still, without my having submitted it anywhere else or referred to it on any of my other sites, one low-level listing on a web directory brought it to #2, behind the Wikipedia page but ahead of the official town site, in Google, and #4 in Bing within a few weeks.

    The site still doesn't have page rank but it's doing well on any searches that anyone likely to be interested in that particular town is likely to use.

    My opinion is that what Google has done, and is likely to do in the future, is simply to hold web directories to the same standards that it holds every other web site to, and that web directories are going to have to provide some content besides paid site listings if the are going to continue to to well, but those that do are unlikely to suffer irreparable harm.
     
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    onlinewebmedia Greenhorn

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    #30
    Directory submission still has value.
     
    onlinewebmedia, Mar 19, 2013 IP
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    #31
    As per my experience directory submission is the best way of getting backlinks...
     
    Alex Jonson, Mar 19, 2013 IP
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    ishav.khan Active Member

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    #32
    i dont think so
     
    ishav.khan, Dec 4, 2013 IP
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    #33
    Directories are previously have good values but currently only quality directories can be counted for getting back links.
     
    varindia, Dec 12, 2013 IP
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    #34
    Most of the directories that lost PageRank with the last update were junk, although there were some surprises. The majority of the ones that I have been following stayed the same, I think, while others went up. I believe that people err when they think of web directories as anything more or less than any other type of website on the Internet. Those with authority, or with good, useful and unique content, are good places to have a link. The advantage in a web directory is that there is generally a direct method whereby you can request a link, unlike other websites.
     
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    #35
    I am a directory owner and I'm getting like 200+ link submissions in a day. If people are paying for it, it can't be over...
     
    Jaspworld, Feb 6, 2014 IP
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  16. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #36
    200 paid or 200 "submissions"... How many of them are you actually listing? In other words what percentage of them are quality web sites? Also, what is the name of the directory? Feel free to PM that so you don't appear spammy in this thread.. Thanks.
     
    Mia, Feb 7, 2014 IP
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    Marton123 Greenhorn

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    #37
    No...Through Directories you can get backlink as well as you can increase your business visibility....
     
    Marton123, Feb 10, 2014 IP
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    #38
    All you need to be really meticulous while selecting and submitting into a directory. Go for the high quality directories to build back links as getting listed in 5 High Quality free/paid directories may give more value than getting listed in thousand of low quality directories.
     
    coolweb, Feb 11, 2014 IP
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    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    #39
    Is your web directory free or paid ?

    DON.
     
    deluxdon, Feb 11, 2014 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    I'm still waiting on some type of response from Japsworld as well.
     
    Mia, Feb 12, 2014 IP