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Is directory submission still important?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Jack Huang, May 12, 2014.

  1. #1
    Hi guy,
    SEMrush
    In recent a few days, i am working on competitors link strategy analysis, collecting several directory webistes with very high PR like onemission.com.
    They are common in NOT fucusing on only one niche.
    According to Matt Cutts, the link value will be still important for years. but it seems that are going to devaluate it someday. When it comes, i feel links like directory subimissions will be the first to be affected because they are easy to get.
    Any suggestions? Do we still need directory?
     
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    Jack Huang, May 12, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
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    iwebsocial Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that directory submission still works! Until it has some high pagerank.
     
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    Yes, it's still important but you have to choose only few high ranking and quality web directories. Just don't submit to everywhere and web directories that are low quality.
     
    gknugurlu, May 12, 2014 IP
  4. LJ1

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    Yes, but don't go crazy over it. Make sure they are targeted links.
     
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    John Dave Active Member

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    Well, I don't think it carries weight anymore some of the directories like Yahoo, DMoz can be done seriously telling you there is just no need.
     
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    Dmoz and Yahoo directory are still important for me.
     
    unna, May 12, 2014 IP
  7. LJ1

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    Yes, these directories can be very useful for SEO I admit, but getting onto them is easier said than done...
     
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    Nowadays, Dmoz doesn't approval website .
     
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    Directory submissions is still important but you need to submit your information only in high PR and quality sites and be ensure to choose right categories while submission.
     
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  10. LJ1

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    Exactly. For new websites, this is very bad news...
     
    LJ1, May 12, 2014 IP
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    did place your site with it?
     
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    unna Well-Known Member

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    Dmoz need to hire staff.
     
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  13. LJ1

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    I think they should do so fast or people will just not use DMOZ for their SEO...
     
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    I think at this point DMOZ have established themselves as a directory to an extent similar to the one with which Google established themselves as a search engine. DMOZ is the first directory that comes to mind for ANYONE anytime the word "directory" is mentioned.
    I don't think the lack of staff/volunteers will do anything to stop DMOZ from being the directory.
     
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  15. Jack Huang

    Jack Huang Greenhorn

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    Thanks John. But as the others say, it is very hard to be indexed in Dmoz now, i've tried twice in last year... Say if i find a directory website which is good in quality and relevence, what other considerations is important? The PR of root domain? The PR of the linking page? Or the outbound links number of the linking page? How to judge these metrics?
     
    Jack Huang, May 12, 2014 IP
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    Okay, I would say better to leave the directory submission option I don't think there is any need. But still if you found the best of the best then with good PR you can consider one or two maximum.
     
    John Dave, May 12, 2014 IP
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    I need to know if anyone here submitted to DMOZ a few months back and got already approved?
     
    Patricia Ann Lee, May 12, 2014 IP
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    Yes, Directory submission is still valuable but only in reputed websites like Dmoz, Yahoo Directory, highrankdirectory, etc.
     
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    Without a doubt, it really is nonetheless crucial however you will need to decide on only handful of higher rank and also top quality web internet directories. Only do not post for you to almost everywhere and also web internet directories that are poor.
     
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  20. Jack Huang

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    not for me.
     
    Jack Huang, May 12, 2014 IP