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Is the Business.com Directory worth it?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by trosquin, Sep 4, 2008.

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    It is $299 dollars to be included into the business.com directory. Forst is it worth it? And second what kind of benefits can I expect to reap? When I do a regular search on business.com my company comes in #6 in the natural results?
    SEMrush
     
    trosquin, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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  2. mdvaldosta

    mdvaldosta Peon

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    Really depends on your niche, if it's highly competitive then yea. Otherwise... it really depends. I most cases probably not. I've got a few listings but probably won't be submitting anymore.
     
    mdvaldosta, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    swedal Notable Member

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    It really depends on your promotion budget and goals. Major corporations or those with large bugdets for advertising and promotion it would be worth it in my opinion. It is a listing on an authority site after all.
     
    swedal, Sep 4, 2008 IP
  4. amitpatel_3001

    amitpatel_3001 Results Follow Patience

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    2 of my sites are listed at business.com but i dont really find any advantage of getting listed there, unless you can find your competitors already listed and you need a better brand.
     
    amitpatel_3001, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    I would say no. It's not worth it to me, at least.
    $299,- for one link at Directory.com?

    I can get more targeted traffic/PageRank, for less, or even NOTHING.
     
    MikePost, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    It seems a bit over hyped and a little shady for me.....maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    I think someone already used this directory model like 13 years ago....oh yeah, Yahoo!
     
    fitchtank, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    #8
    if you have money, it worth~! :)
     
    WallaceYeung, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    #9
    I think a business.com link worth around $100.
     
    amenda, Sep 5, 2008 IP
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    #10
    for those big companies, $299 is just a small money...
     
    xc06, Sep 5, 2008 IP
  11. Final Expense Leads

    Final Expense Leads Active Member

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    If you are beating your competitors already in SERPs I wouldn't bother.

    I have seriously considered recommending that my clients buy business.com links in a few instances. In every case we got better placement than the business.com-linked competitors before I could make up my mind.

    You can use focused, conventional SEO techniques to outrank larger, more established competitors fairly quickly in most keyword niches. Business.com sponsored links are not magic, they are just easily obtained for those who don't mind the cost.
     
    Final Expense Leads, Sep 6, 2008 IP
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    myshtern Active Member

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    What about the yahoo directory which also charges $299?
     
    myshtern, Sep 7, 2008 IP
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    I dont think 299 is worth for that site.
     
    einfoway, Sep 7, 2008 IP
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    tradeya Notable Member

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    if you already did all backlinks strategy and dont know whatelse to do with the spare money, just go for it. I'm sure you can get some traffic and strong back link from business.com.
     
    tradeya, Sep 8, 2008 IP
  15. Final Expense Leads

    Final Expense Leads Active Member

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    ... when you can get listed in Yahoo for free?

    If your page is well optimized for Google it will rank well when submitted to Yahoo's free submission service.

    Only one caveat: Google does not pay attention (much) to meta Keywords; Yahoo DOES. Don't leave them out or you'll be disappointed :)

    Dennis
     
    Final Expense Leads, Sep 8, 2008 IP
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    #16
    Agreed.
    Even to those small companies, $299 is also a small money.
     
    hotpop, Sep 8, 2008 IP
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    seogay Banned

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    #17
    yea..small investment....but there are others free too
     
    seogay, Sep 8, 2008 IP
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    seogay Banned

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    As a matter of fact, you just gave me an idea, since my web directory site is almost better than business dot com , I am going to model after them and charge less.


    thanks
     
    seogay, Sep 8, 2008 IP
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    Bummer. I am going to keep an eye on your directory, make mine just a bit better and then charge less than you and business.com:D
     
    fitchtank, Sep 9, 2008 IP
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    seogay Banned

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    #20

    Competition is good.

    Maybe we can work together and Kick A to busineeeess dot com

    The pie is big enough for both of us.

    You will never forget the domain name I am using...never!!!
     
    seogay, Sep 9, 2008 IP