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Submitting link to a newbie directory? Is it fine?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by kumar_raj, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. #1
    Hi..

    Just curious to know, if it is fine submitting link to a newbie directory?

    Please share your thoughts and experience!
    SEMrush
    Thanks
     
    kumar_raj, Sep 5, 2019 IP
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    SEMrush
  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    What's the point? For a directory to be effective it needs to have traffic. If it's new, it doesn't have any traffic.
     
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    Does anyone even use directories anymore?? Can't remember the last time I used one.
     
    malky66, Sep 6, 2019 IP
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    JEET Notable Member

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    I also want to know this, are directories still any good?
     
    JEET, Oct 29, 2019 IP
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    Personally I would say no, I haven't used one in years, when was the last time you used one instead of using a search engine?
     
    malky66, Oct 29, 2019 IP
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    JEET Notable Member

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    @malky66
    Not talking about using a directory to find something.
    What I mean is, are they still good enough to get a few back links, webpages indexed etc, seo purposes...
     
    JEET, Oct 29, 2019 IP
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    Aah got you, I don't think they're worth the effort anymore as far as SEO goes, phplinkdirectory used to be one of the main players in the industry and even they don't think it's worth it: https://www.phplinkdirectory.com/the-link-building-bubble/
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    @malky66
    Thanks for that article. I agree that google is getting smarter in cutting out spam, but I still think that even though links are not as important as they used to be, still they hold good significance in ranking websites.
    I think google only stopped "public display" of page rank, but they still use it themselves for ranking purposes.
    After all, there is no other way of knowing which sites are more important than others...
     
    JEET, Oct 29, 2019 IP
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    I would avoid for 2 reasons.
    #1 - The site is not established and may end up being blacklisted by Google. This happens a lot to directory and pay-to-post sites.
    #2 - They may end up giving your phone number away, then you get pointless phone calls from sales associates for the next year.
     
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    what directories you mean?
     
    TagYourLeads, Dec 17, 2019 IP
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    Directories could be effective, but new one I don't think so. You should use tools to see how much traffic have the website where you are submitting your link.
     
    seoninja121, Dec 20, 2019 IP
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    @LaneSEO
    How does it matters if a blacklisted website is linking to me?
    I have no control on who links to me, and I think google understands this.
    It cannot lay a penalty on me, if some blacklisted site links to me...
     
    JEET, Dec 20, 2019 IP
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    Back in the day, directories were good for backlinks but not anymore.
    I would say, don't even bother with them.
     
    IMDaniel, Dec 28, 2019 IP
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    I would personally say it depends on the directory. New ones probably aren't worth the trouble, but depending on your industry some of them are going to be worthwhile.
     
    M Keene, Jan 2, 2020 IP
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    A new directory isn't worth, anything really. If it's industry specific and there is a limited amount of directories in the specified industry, maybe.
     
    BadSyntax, Jan 10, 2020 IP
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    Directories won't help. Few are still decent but they randomly add any site submitted.
     
    Todman2112, Jan 20, 2020 IP
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    If you got time why not.
     
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    Actually directory submission was awesomely working for SERP before Google Penguin algorithm update 2012. Now days directory submissions are not effective like past but its helpful. You should only use niche web directories are quite better and If possible find business listing directories will provide you wonderful results.
     
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    Every site has to start somewhere, If a directory is quality (but new) why not, Search engines like fresh content.

    Best Regards
     
    phplduser, Feb 27, 2020 IP
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    On a different note, I started my business directory at the beginning of feb this year and Alexa.com is showing a estimated global rank of - 3,994,514

    Best Regards
     
    phplduser, Mar 1, 2020 IP