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What If i Approve every Submision in my Free Directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by arshid, Oct 5, 2009.

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  1. #1
    whats the problem if i approve every submission in my directory?
    and what should i notice in approving submission
    1)PR
    or
    2)description stuff
     
    arshid, Oct 5, 2009 IP
  2. stoner3221

    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    Why would you want to own a directory if your totally ignorant as to how to run one?
     
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    gameutopia Peon

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    Well up to you, but if you approve everything you will most likely get sites that are spam, warez, adult, you name it. It's a pain to check every site and approve each. Usually a quick peek is better than no peek. Even if you have a rules for submission a lot of people ignore them or use auto submitters anyway and don't read the rules.
     
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    alistair80 Well-Known Member

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    May I ask you WHY do you want to approve every submission? :)
     
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    swedal Notable Member

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    Maybe arshid is not as new here as he seems. ;)
     
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    EveryQuery Well-Known Member

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    It takes alot of work/time to run a directory properly. If you can't put forth the effort to review sites, then you shouldn't have ever started the directory. And did you really ask if PR should factor in what sites you approve/reject? Next time, research a bit before jumping into a new venture.
     
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    alistair80 Well-Known Member

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    I asked him to reconsider his decision before he approves every single site in his directory on his other thread and he just started a new thread on the same issue (...)
     
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    smillingtearzz Active Member

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    yes you can approve all but be careful about adult content
     
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    nusratfans Peon

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    Without manual editting directories can nto be keep clean otherwise a lto of garbage will be collected in your directory.
     
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    Brian1970 Notable Member

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    You would be better off rejecting them all if you don’t intend to review them.

    Thanks Brian
     
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    xc06 Notable Member

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    You are not alone if you done that.

    I know some free directories do so like a tradition.
     
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    arshid Peon

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    1) u will make u r dir a garbage dump
    2) check the descriptions for repeating words.and keywords if they do have it kNoCk thm out.
     
    arshid, Oct 7, 2009 IP
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    Byg Cat Peon

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    First thing before approving the link is that ; you must visit that site and then approve it by reviewing.
     
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  14. JonRhodesUK

    JonRhodesUK Active Member Affiliate Manager

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    Savvy web masters with good quality sites will not want to submit to a directory that accepts anything and everything as it will put their site in a 'bad link neighborhood'. Searchers will not want to use a site that is filled with crappy sites, cos it will be difficult to find anything of use to them. The search engines will not respect the site, and will know it is filled with crappy sites. The result is that you have a directory that no one uses, offers no real link juice to sites on it, no one will pay anything to be entered, and buried deep in the low rankings of Google.

    It won't generate any money for you either, since no one will pay you to be on it, and no one will visit to give you ad or affiliate revenue. So it will be of no real use to anyone. Think about it, if you could just set up a directory and automatically accept submissions and make a whole pile of money, then you could set 100 of these up, no problem. And everyone would do the same. The reality is that directories that accept anything make no money, and don't even cover their hosting costs, which is why they don't usually last more than a year or two.

    The directories that make money are not the ones that accept any sites. The more selective directories are the most successful. Take a look at Best Of The Web for example. They are pretty good at selecting only quality sites, and I bet they make FAR more than your little back street link hawkers that have little to offer. People will pay them $300 for a link, because they know they will get value for it over the long term. Google will know that BOTW only accept quality sites, and will therefore view your site included as one of the quality sites. And people will actually use a directory that has good sites for them to find on it.
     
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    soney218 Well-Known Member

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    If you approve all sites without review, your directory get spam
     
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    You would forever stay at the bottom tier of the directory market... a spam-filled link farm with zero credibility. Building a directory is easy IF you do it entirely wrong, but also useless and a waste of whatever effort you spent doing it.
     
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    If you approve every submission on your website, it is not a directory, it's a link farm.

    This is like making a post saying "If I send hundreds of thousands of unwanted emails, what am I?"

    Hmmm...
     
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    EveryQuery Well-Known Member

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    An internet marketer? :D
     
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