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What is a "Quality" directory to you? Feedback needed.

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Colleen, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    #21
    What about:

    www.webxperience.org - PR5 - Alexa 18.000

    2 extra links (deeplinks or not) for Express Listings ($10)
    4 extra links (deeplinks or not) for Premium Listings ($30)
    10 links per page
    1 detail page for each website

    www.webotopia.org - PR6 - Alexa 64.000 (But traffic for today 5,935)
    SEMrush
    0 extra links (deeplinks or not) for Standard Listings ($10)
    5 extra links (deeplinks or not) for Express Listings ($30)
    10 links per page
    1 detail page for each website
     
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  2. ! Ask !

    ! Ask ! Peon

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    #22
    :D Is this Spam...
    Are you spamming this thread...
    I see you have the “fantastic” detail pages we love.
     
    ! Ask !, Aug 29, 2006 IP
  3. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    #23
    I am what ? Spamming ?

    I just gave you my feedback, on what a quality directory is :)

    PS: http://ask-dir.com/ - How come you have a nofollow on EVERY LINK IN THIS SITE ? Even on category pages... ? :)
     
    Cristian Mezei, Aug 29, 2006 IP
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    ! Ask ! Peon

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    #24
    Look closely I only have it on select places, for example I don’t want the “About us” or “Contact us” page to have PR I prefer to push it to the listings,
     
    ! Ask !, Aug 29, 2006 IP
  5. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    #25

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    ! Ask ! Peon

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    #26
    Ok, thanks for the link, after pagerank update I will se if it works, or else back to the drawing board. :)
     
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  7. Colleen

    Colleen Illustrious Member

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    #27
    Thanks everyone, this will definitely help me weed out the not-so-good directories.
     
    Colleen, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    ! Ask ! Peon

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    #28
    If you think i am over the top, take a look at this http://www.iwebtool.com/directory/

    Cheers
     
    ! Ask !, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  9. Colleen

    Colleen Illustrious Member

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    #29
    Cristian knows he can spam my thread and I'll let him get away with it, although I'll write it down in my little black book of bad behaviour for safe-keeping. Cristian, it was like spam considering I didn't ask for links to quality examples. :D I wish you'd take PayPal though cause I have no way to pay otherwise and would like to list my sites.
     
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  10. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    #30
    Colleen, for you, I promise I'll delete my post .. Want that ?

    I'll crawl on the floor too. I have no dignity. :D

    If I had Paypal, I would've been rich now. :D
     
    Cristian Mezei, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  11. Colleen

    Colleen Illustrious Member

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    #31
    No, I don't mind it, but you can't deny what it is. :p

    I'll be adding them to my directory when I update.
     
    Colleen, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  12. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    #32
    Now that's what I love about Colleen. Straight to the point, and sexy too :eek:
     
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    #33
    I don't think PR is an important factor when judging the quality of a directory. There are a few points I think are important, though most have been stated above:
    It must be aesthetically pleasing and it should be updated regularly.
    The fact that the code is custom usually implies that the webmaster plans on investing his time in the directory, so that can also be an important factor.
    URLs must be SEO friendly: http://domain.com/Category/Sport/Rugby and not http://domain.com/category.php?cat=Sport&sub=rugby

    However I don't think the number of categories the directory has is a good indicator of its quality.
     
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  14. Colleen

    Colleen Illustrious Member

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    #34
    *Thinking Cristian wants something...* :p

    Thanks GLD! Good points!
     
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    GRIM Prominent Member

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    #35
    Tissue? :D
     
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    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    Hmm... I want something yeah *drooling*
     
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    Bernard Well-Known Member

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    CReed Prominent Member

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    #38
    A SEO Friendly directory does not always equate with "quality" - some of the worst (spammy) directories out there are seo friendly.
     
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  19. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    #39
    ALL of the spam directories, are SEF. The guys that spam, know what SEF is.
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #40
    Exactly, which is a prime example for seo tunnel vision. Strong branding is something I think will add in determining longevity of a directory, like long term quality. Sometimes you just need to listen to your instinct. Like the feeling that you get, how much the owner takes care of it, how well it's designed and so on.

    And yes, Christian's directories are badass :cool:
     
    Blogmaster, Aug 30, 2006 IP