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please help me understand directories.

Discussion in 'Directories' started by brb, Jan 29, 2006.

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    I'm not sure I understand why ppl start up new directories. Please help me understand. Do many ppl still find web sites through directories as opposed to search engines.

    As well what is the difference between a directory and a page that might be penalized as a link farm?
    SEMrush
    I apologize if anybody is offended by this post as it was only intended for me to learn about directories.
     
    brb, Jan 29, 2006 IP
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  2. EveryQuery

    EveryQuery Well-Known Member

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    People rarely search for something in directories (excluding the large ones like DMOZ and Yahoo). Most people simply are looking for a link to their site, which is good for Google PageRank.


    Basically they are just a random collection of links. Link farms typically are not human-reviewed and will list any site. They are also not likely to be categorized.
     
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    Jufcy8200 Banned

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    Directory will only bring your site a handful of traffic unless it's a nitch directory. For example, we web designer directory.
     
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    directory owners earned thru
    - paid listings
    - Premium membership
    - googleads/ypn
    - other advertisers
    - selling links

    that's why more and more people started their own directory and besides directory is not that hard to maintained..only webmasters search thru web directories. ;)
     
    bentong, Jan 30, 2006 IP
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    One exception is a thematic directory and/or links section contained with a larger website. For instance, an agricultural website might have a directory of companies which are exclusively involved in that industry.

    The users of the website would use that directory if it reasonably well structured, while the occasional web master may stop by to see if they are listed and request inclusion.
     
    clancey, Jan 30, 2006 IP
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    SEs should like human edited directories too, they help them better categorize a site
     
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    main purpse of directory is to help you icrease google PR ,and that is done by backlinks to your site from high PR webdirectories
     
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    Arshid - If your info differs from the rest of the thread it's because the last post prior to yours was written in the first half of George Bushes 2nd term. Try answering in more recent threads so we won't get a clutter of old ones at the top of the forum. ~ Thanks :)
     
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    Directories are one another helpful way of listing multiple sites, categorically arranged for easy access and understanding.

    People use directories like search engine only in few popular site. For web site owners Directories offer one another link, In return directories earn on listing charges and advertisement.

    Niche is must
     
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    i have always found directories useful for business. However Dmoz still hasnt listen my company after 6 months!

    ill just keep waiting ha bad times!
     
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