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Paid directories worth the money?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by thomasedison896, Jul 14, 2013.

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    Hi , Im looking to pay for directories which are still working any one who can come up with a good one ? I would really appreciate it .
    thomasedison896, Jul 14, 2013 IP
  2. Erlend55

    Erlend55 Active Member

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    Paid directories is a bad way to build links for your web site. I have tried, and it didn't change anything at all.
    Erlend55, Jul 14, 2013 IP
  3. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    paid directory by itself is not a good SEO strategy. Getting backlinks from niche or established directory as one part of an overal SEO strategy is certainly useful
    Nima, Jul 14, 2013 IP
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    sunilmamo Active Member

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    Definitely. Submit to this list:
    http://info.vilesilencer.com/genpaid
    sunilmamo, Jul 15, 2013 IP
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    tanle2009 Greenhorn

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    i think lay natural link is best. if you pay, you may be fined by SE.
    tanle2009, Jul 15, 2013 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    Not all pay for review directories are alike in fact most are worthless for SEO value.
    stoner3221, Jul 15, 2013 IP
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    sunilmamo Active Member

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    You obviously don't know what you are talking about here, do you?
    sunilmamo, Jul 15, 2013 IP
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    Knacky Member

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    Search Engine Police at its best. As for the paid directories, there are some good free ones, but require to post a link from your page to theirs. I have one link from a PR3 directory with low obl, but personally I don't think it is having a good effect.
    Knacky, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    No good quality directory requires a link back.
    stoner3221, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    Can then the low quality directories affect your rankings in a negative way and would you suggest removing the link from a one?
    Knacky, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    Nima Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yes, a pattern of links from low quality websites can hurt you and yes it's best to have them removed
    Nima, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    There's this misconception about links from directories. They, in themselves, aren't bad. What's bad is many folks submitted to any directory they could find using the same title/link text and descriptions. Suddenly a site would have 1,000 incoming "Denver Car Dealer" links and only a handful of other text links. They made it really easy for Google to identify an unnatural link building scheme and rather than blaming themselves or the SEO firms they hired, they're blaming the people who gave them those links.

    Paid or free, the issue with directory submission is the quality of the site. If the directory has earned a nice page rank score but your site will be listed on the 10th, 20th or even 50th page of a category - how much SEO benefit do you really think you'll get from that? You certainly can't hope for any traffic and the SEO value of such a link would be worth far less than what you paid.
    YMC, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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  13. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    That's probably because listing in a directory is a TINY part of an overall link strategy, the least of which is the backlink itself. Directories are designed to generate TRAFFIC, not link juice... Once you figure that out, you'll understand why you've come to your conclusion.
    Mia, Jul 18, 2013 IP
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    Directory submissions is no longer a viable SEO strategy any more. But specific niche directories may be a good option.
    adenquiry, Jul 19, 2013 IP
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    Hehe, the traffic is nothing to talk about from directories..
    Erlend55, Jul 19, 2013 IP
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    Kris0123 Peon

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    This is my experience as well. There are many better areas to focus your time and efforts.

    Depending on your site/vertical you may gain some traffic from local directories and other local SEO efforts. But in general directories will have little to no positive effect and may cause problems if too many poorly ranked sites point to your own.
    Kris0123, Jul 19, 2013 IP
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    Paid directories are having a lot of advantages which cannot be over ruled.
    Alex jones, Sep 3, 2013 IP
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    Yahoo directory, and Best of the Web can work wonders as part of a wider link strategy.
    Lee Fox, Sep 27, 2013 IP