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What are the best web directories that are worth paying for?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by gregdavidson, Jul 20, 2010.

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    The only two I have on my list right now are the Yahoo Directory and Best Of The Web. Anybody know of any other really good directories that have been around for a while? I would definitely pay for a submission to Dmoz but unfortunately they don't have that option available.
     
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  2. pipes

    pipes Prominent Member

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    Maybe dont judge a directory as a whole, for example a directory might be recognised but for the category that you wish to use it might not even give you a backlink for the site that you submit, there might be a smaller directory that just happens to have a strong category that you re interested in submitting to.

    After all, its not like sites get submitted to and listed on the homepages of these directories.

    I personally feel its pointless just going by overall reputation of a directory, check out the specific category that you hope to get your site listed in, the rest of the directory should be less of a concern, if its reputable then there should be no concern about whats going on throughout the rest of the directory.
     
    pipes, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #3
    My question is, why should you or anybody put hundreds of dollars and in return
    get 2 backlinks and most likely never make a dent in your PR anyway?

    But even if you get high PR, what good will it make for you if your site is lacking content?
    One page PR 6 site won't impress your visitors if all you have in there is Adsense and
    made for suckers free template and surely won't make them wanna to link to you.

    :)

    fastreplies
     
    fastreplies, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    jimmyedge Peon

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    There are a lot of good directories out there. Joe Ant is a very good one.
     
    jimmyedge, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    Will never pay for directory listing... it's not worth. Therefor people invented SEO :)
     
    xax0, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    And what do you think that people that offer SEO services do?

    The funny thing is that truely and actually, the only people optimizing a search engine is google, constantly, the term SEO is over used, incorrectly used, abused and often used to confuse.
     
    pipes, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    michaeljm72 Active Member

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    rather than giving you one of the many lists of directories etc, i suggest you use this simple tool/test and let google tell you what it considers to be the more/most powerful web directories by citation (taking its many on and off page factors into account) by doing a search for: www web directory - space between www and web and directory. that should give you a good start - lots of top directories there, and some surprises too.

    you can use this any one of many ways:
    say entering, www travel directory
    www finance directory
    www 'your city' directory
    etc etc

    i also check the page/category i'm submitting to in a directory to see if it's been cached/indexed.
     
    michaeljm72, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    Why use www?

    Never mind it adds 40 Millions additional sites to web directory search
    and exclude domains that aren't using www, what is the point for doing that?

    :confused:
     
    fastreplies, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    MelfromBoD Active Member

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    Ignorance is bliss isn't it? I want to see the directories you submit to, please do share.
     
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    Master Directory Well-Known Member

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    i just see people dont pay for directory listing is doing spam to all my directory. very bad
     
    Master Directory, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    I've heard business.com is a good one.
     
    Hawkbacker, Jul 26, 2010 IP
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    busybits.com is a good one
     
    seo-sean, Jul 26, 2010 IP
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    trawling.info , seems there are good Human edited web directory and quality web directory
     
    think4u, Jul 27, 2010 IP
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    cntt8x Well-Known Member

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    You can submit to hotvsnot
     
    cntt8x, Jul 27, 2010 IP