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What are the strongest directories?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by onlinedude, Aug 7, 2006.

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    Everyone always wants to know what the best paid directories to submit to are. But it's hard to get an objective answer.

    Bob Mutch attempted to address this by developing a list of directories with a high inbound link quality (ILQ). That's a great approach, but somewhat limited.

    Seomoz recently developed a much more comprehensive page strength tool. I thought that it would be useful to find out what the strongest directories are.

    I blogged about it in an entry on the strongest directories.

    According to this, the strongest paid directories are:

    Page Strength 10
    dir.yahoo.com
    www.dmoz.org (yes, I know it’s not a paid directory)

    Page Strength 9
    www.business.com

    Page Strength 7
    www.exactseek.com

    Page Strength 6.5
    www.elib.org
    www.familyfriendlysites.com
    www.uncoverthenet.com

    Page Strength 6
    www.botw.org
    www.chiff.com
    www.ezilon.com
    www.gimpsy.com
    www.goguides.org
    www.joeant.com
    www.relmaxtop.com
    directory.v7n.com

    Page Strength 5.5
    sbd.bcentral.com
    www.alivedirectory.com
    uk.dir777.com
    www.haabaa.com
    www.qango.com
    www.sevenseek.com
    www.skaffe.com
    directory.sootle.com
    www.thisisouryear.com
    www.webworldindex.com
    www.wowdirectory.com

    Page Strength 5
    www.avivadirectory.com
    www.abilogic.com
    www.businessseek.biz
    www.galaxy.com
    www.goongee.com
    www.incrawler.com
    www.linkcentre.com
    www.linkopedia.com
    www.searchturtle.com
    www.seoma.net
    www.web-beacon.com

    I'd be interested in what people think about this, especially the merits of this methodology or the results.
    SEMrush
     
    onlinedude, Aug 7, 2006 IP
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    So lets just say you do pay for listings on all of these? that would cost you 1000$+ would it be worth it in terms of traffic?
     
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    I think that the answer to that is it depends on how competitive and profitable your niche is. In many niches, yes it would be well worth it.
     
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    Seomoz created such a nice tool. It lets us know how strong is the directory or site considering various factors. It helps more to make quick decision how worthy is the directory where we are going to submit sites.

    I can see one of my directories is already listed there on yr blog, You can add couple of more directories there, i.e. HighStuff.com got page rank strength of 4.5 out of 10 and DirArchive.com got page rank strength of 3.5 out of 10

    Thanks onlinedude for your share.
     
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    Thanks for your kind words coolweb! I've added in your two other directories.
     
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    Nice list..
    btw, how can you tell a site has page strength 5.5, 6.5, etc..
    Is it derived from Google pagerank?
     
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    It's a pretty comprehensive measurement that looks at back links, deep links, rankings in Google, age of domain, .edu and .gov links, alexa rank, visibility, del.icio.us bookmarks, dmoz and wikipedia links, and pagerank.
     
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    Hi Harsh,

    Thanks, I've added those to my list.

    I hadn't realized that vxbox.com was such a strong directory - congrats! One of the points of my list was to uncover directories that were actually very good but not well known.
     
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    mystikmedia Jedi Master

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    I must say that I really like the tool. It seems to be very good except for one thing (which is not their fault). One of the big factors the tool uses is Google PR, and since Google PR has not been updated for sites that already had PR in almost a year, it therefore leads to highly skewed results.
     
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    That's a very interesting tool. It makes it easy to figure out how visible a website is, without having to visit a lot of different places.
     
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    Yeah, I know exactly what you're talking about ;-) If/when toolbar PR updates, I'll do an update on the list.

    Unfortunately, the PR predicting tools are not very accurate, so I think that they made a wise choice in using toolbar PR.
     
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    I agree about the prediction tools; not a good alternative. I think it would have been better to leave PR out of the calculations and base it on all the other factors, but it's still very good. Nice tool.
     
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    Hmm intresting my webdirectory is 3/10 same as pr lol :) i like that :)
     
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    Glad I found this list, I actually am seeing a couple of those for the first time.... ;)
     
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    Pretty informative. I like tools like that too. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Interesting tool. Thanks for sharing it. :)
     
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    that tool is cool and i can definately see it progressing in the future :)
     
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    Absolutely fantastic post buddy, really helps a lot. :)
     
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