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My Test: Are Directory Submission Services worth it?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by mudanoman, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. chawlars

    chawlars Well-Known Member

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    #41
    No, I differ, most people who money, do not hand submit, i think they use some software or some thing. Just think in about 15-20 dollars, i hand submitting to thousands of rngine worth it?
    SEMrush
    However, if you have any such site in mind, which submits honestly and helps, please one for my site too www.b2blounge.com
     
    chawlars, Dec 7, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
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    gamesproxy Peon

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    #42
    Now the site is way down on the 5th page, looks like it didnt say where it got to.
     
    gamesproxy, Dec 9, 2005 IP
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    #43
    I'm seeing it at the top of page 2 - pretty good stuff here! It might even motivate me to go through the mind numbing tedium of submitting to even MORE directory services....<mixes a rum and coke and gets to work>

    Barry
     
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    mudanoman Guest

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    #44
    Hey guys,

    I am going to start a fresh test with a new site (less than two months old). The site is currently PR0 and is in position ~290 for search term "mountain biking news" (pictured below).

    A 150 basic directory site submission will be done by Tuning and the results will be posted here periodically. I guess there is not much else to say except, Merry Christmas! :D

    Cheers,

    Ivan

    [click link below to view 12/24 stats]
    http://www.indexofimages.com/uploads/e2c650b9ed.jpg
     
    mudanoman, Dec 24, 2005 IP
  5. Riboflavin

    Riboflavin Well-Known Member

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    #45
    Can't wait to see some stats, don't forget about the thread :)
     
    Riboflavin, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    duclelo Peon

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    #46
    anyone know what Directory services him using ?

    i want to do it as well

    Thanks
     
    duclelo, Dec 26, 2005 IP
  7. mudanoman

    mudanoman Guest

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    #47
    For the first test I used Alfredo and the second test was done by Tuning. Hope that helps. -Ivan
     
    mudanoman, Dec 27, 2005 IP
  8. mudanoman

    mudanoman Guest

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    #48
    12/27/05
    ********TEST #2 is in Progress********​


    I want to especially thank Tuning for the quick and thorough directory submissions. It has always been a joy working with him. Anyway back to Test #2, the site was submitted to 154 directories with the following information:

    Site details from 12/24/05 as benchmark:
    http://www.indexofimages.com/uploads/e2c650b9ed.jpg

    Site Url:
    http://www.mountainbikingnews.com/

    (titles/descriptions were mixed/matched for the submissions)

    Site Title :
    Mountain Bike News and Parts Reviews
    Mountain Biking News and Parts Reviews
    Mountain Bike News and Parts Reviews
    Mountain Biking News and Parts Reviews
    Mountain Bike Parts Reviews
    Downhill Mountain Biking News
    Cross Country Mountain Bike News

    Description:
    Mountain Biking News featuring up to date mountain bike news, race results, events, parts reviews, pictures, videos and much more.

    Syndicated RSS mountain biking news, race results, events, trails, parts reviews, pictures, videos, and more.

    Who is Trek signing for the new season? Which specialized bike is getting rave reviews? Where are they holding the next world cup MTB race?

    Get the latest cycling parts and accessory reviews and be the first to know what is happening in the mountain biking world.

    Read up on the latest mountain bike race results, events, trends, parts,and MTB news from around the world.

    Daily MTB news from around the world, featuring mountain bike race results, event coverage, parts reviews, media, pictures, and much more.

    Your daily source for up to date mountain biking news, XC, 4X, DS, and DH race results, parts, trends, reviews, pictures, media, videos, and more.

    Keywords:
    mountain bike, mountain biking, mountain bike reviews, mountain bike parts, mountain bike news, downhill mountain biking, DH, MTB, extreme mountain biking

    Categories that were submitted to:
    Sports > Cycling > Mountain Biking ( couple of submissions )
    Sports > Cycling
    Sports > Biking
    Sports > News & Media
    Sports > Other / Resources
    Recreation > Sports

    Updates will be provided as they become available.

    Cheers,

    Ivan
     
    mudanoman, Dec 27, 2005 IP
  9. sixty6

    sixty6 Well-Known Member

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    #49
    Believe me they are. Visit the following website:
    http://www.freewebsubmission.com/

    Get a free E-Mail Address and visit each of those sites, register your website and some may need confirmation, so use your free E-Mail Address.

    I went up to a PR3 on one of my websites with the Google Search Engine and ALL 20 pages on my website were indexed. Most directories have PR4 Sub-Directories linking to you. That really does help in the long run.

    Hope that helps.
     
    sixty6, Dec 27, 2005 IP
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    BillyConnite Active Member

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    #50
    I did a little test on this once and found that baclkins from directories DO help..

    I submitted 10 sites to the same directories, and about a week later about half had predicted PR3 on 10 of 10 google servers.. Yet to see whether the prediction is correct, gotta wait till the PR update :(... But I can tell you in the past I have done the same, and it does work!!!
     
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    aditan22 Peon

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    #51
    Really good test. I really appreciate you Ivan for sharing this.
    But I'm also interested to know whether the submission also affects your traffic (logically yes, since your site goes up on google), but still I'm curious how far it affects the traffic, if you don't mind please share the info.

    ps. if you don't like to show the exact numbers, maybe the percentage?

    thank you very much.
     
    aditan22, Dec 27, 2005 IP
  12. mudanoman

    mudanoman Guest

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    #52
    Definitely, I will post some traffic results after the first month. Peace, Ivan
     
    mudanoman, Dec 27, 2005 IP
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    aditan22 Peon

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    #53
    I meant I'd like to know it from the first test, it already looks pretty legit for me. Thanks.
     
    aditan22, Dec 27, 2005 IP
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    Nintendo ♬ King of da Wackos ♬

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    #54
    Great test!! I might try this on a totally new site (registered today.) and see how many visitors it can get from only directory submissions!!
     
    Nintendo, Dec 27, 2005 IP
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    kkibak Peon

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    #56
    please keep us posted if you do! :)
     
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    cityit Active Member

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    #57
    Directory submission services really help in google and other search engines.

    You may want to try MSN to find your back links as MSN is much faster to index and show backlinks as compared to Google and Yahoo.
     
    cityit, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    aditan22 Peon

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    #58
    Hi...it's been a month... how's the traffic? is it increasing?

    thanks!
     
    aditan22, Jan 30, 2006 IP
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    Alberta Peon

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    #59
    This topic has peaked my interest as well....how are things going now?

    Hopefully this test (topic) doesn't become an unfinished book...results to date would be great ending.
     
    Alberta, Jan 31, 2006 IP
  20. mudanoman

    mudanoman Guest

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    #60
    Been over my head with projects. Not to worry, this thread will not end just yet.

    Visitors Stats for mountainbikingnews.com:
    Site was launched: 11/11/05
    Submitted to Directories: 12/27/05

    Traffic
    November 2005: 263 Unique Visitors
    December 2005: 559 Unique Visitors
    January 2006: 700 Unique Visitors

    I can provide screenshots if you really like, but those are the numbers.

    Best,

    Ivan
     
    mudanoman, Jan 31, 2006 IP