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Is submitting to directories a must?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by shirsc2, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. #1
    What do you submit your site to directories specifically for? backlinks or traffic. My site is about a year old and I didn't submit to many directories besides DMOZ (still not in it yet) but yet i'm a pr 6.

    Should I now take the time to submit to all those directories or would it just be a waste of my time?
    SEMrush
     
    shirsc2, Mar 23, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. kniveswood

    kniveswood Well-Known Member

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    Directories are for backlinks, traffic will be very minimal. Directories are good for new sites just starting out and needing some backlink boost. For your 1-yr-old and PR6 site, I would say it'll benefit u much more if u put the time to gaining natural backlinks.

    Or even better, just pay someone to do the directory submission. :)
     
    kniveswood, Mar 23, 2006 IP
  3. shirsc2

    shirsc2 Peon

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    for a pr 6 site, my traffic is not up to par. I'm looking for more methods to increase traffic i guess
     
    shirsc2, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    jdi_knght Peon

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    Submitting to directories hasn't done much at all for me in the way of increasing traffic, and I've spent hours submitting my sites. Most of the traffic to my sites are from search engines.
     
    jdi_knght, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    montux Well-Known Member

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    Directories can provide you natural and permanent one way linking. but for that directories should have at least PR. If you are submitting to site having no PR. OR Even not indexed by Google than that will worthless.
     
    montux, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    It might help you a little too if the keywords in the title of the link you are submitting rise in rank for your site.
     
    dvduval, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    ariful Peon

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    Kniveswood is right. If you need good traffic then optimized your site for search engines or buy some text or banner links on high traffic websites.

    Enjoy.
     
    ariful, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    shirsc2 Peon

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    thank you all so much. I've learned so much in these forums.
     
    shirsc2, Mar 24, 2006 IP
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    daboss Guest

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    i wouldn't say it's a must... but i'd definitely say, "why not?"... i can't think of any reasons that would negatively impact your site...
     
    daboss, Mar 24, 2006 IP
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    digital1 Well-Known Member

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    Submitting to every directory you come across isn't considered essential, but it doesn't take 5 minutes to go through the submission procedure, and it means you will end up with extra backlinks at the end of the day. :)
     
    digital1, Mar 24, 2006 IP
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    donttrustthisposter Peon

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    Directories can give you HUGE traffic. The traffic is not direct from them but it will boost you in SERP results which will give you the traffic.

    Directories>Search Engines>SERPS>Traffic>$$$$>Hookers&Alcohal:p
     
    donttrustthisposter, Mar 24, 2006 IP
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    dealsway Peon

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    We have a PR3 website and we are thinking of adding a web directory feature to it.

    Is it really worth to add a web directory feature to our website?

    Also if we go for a reciprocal link with PR 0 websites will they hurt our website PR?
     
    dealsway, Mar 24, 2006 IP
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    dougadam Active Member

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    Hi PR directories help.
     
    dougadam, Mar 24, 2006 IP
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    Cleoshahateet Peon

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    I would like to know how you got the high page renk so fast. I did not know that it can be done so fast.
     
    Cleoshahateet, Dec 20, 2007 IP
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    GettyCash Active Member

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    I was about to ask the same question about what the benefits we'll get from web directory.

    I am trying to drive more traffic to my blogs. It is the most difficult task to do.
     
    GettyCash, Dec 21, 2007 IP
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    DownUnder Well-Known Member

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    is it the one in your sig ?
     
    DownUnder, Dec 21, 2007 IP
  17. malcolm1

    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    Is submitting to directories a must?

    Answer: NO

    You can also do social bookmarks, relevant blog links,forum links and various other metrics
    that can help raise your search engine ranking... BUT Directories are the easiest
    and fastest way off getting attention to your website from the SEs as they are indexed
    regularly. Providing you submitted to that directories "proper" category its a positive vote
    that your site is actually what it is and that it was reviewed by a human. On rare occasion
    a directory can also send you some traffic from its visitors that are looking for specific info.

    I hope this answers the question at hand... ;)

    thx
    malcolm
     
    malcolm1, Dec 21, 2007 IP
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    leader Peon

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    How did your website become pr 6?
     
    leader, Dec 21, 2007 IP
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    medy3a Greenhorn

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    It's only question that I am very concerned :confused:
     
    medy3a, Feb 20, 2009 IP
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    I'm also curious about 1 year old site having PR6. Are you sure it's not fake? Don't you need thousands of backlinks for such rank? Where and how did you get them?
     
    alexpr07, Feb 26, 2009 IP