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What is the advantage of submitting to directories?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Harry9888, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. #1
    I’m new to all of this talk about search engine optimization, and I hope people could understand how scared I am that I don’t want to be scammed out of my money. I believe that a lot of so-called “experts” online are just con artists who want to swindle people in exchange for shoddy work, or even nothing at all. Does this kind of thing happen with directories as well? I have recently stumbled upon a number of articles that stress the importance of article and directory submission. Apparently, if articles are relevant belong to the same niche market, they could actually enhance web traffic and SERPs. Is this true? And are there any costs for all this?
     
    Harry9888, Jul 7, 2011 IP
  2. OspreyCreative

    OspreyCreative Peon

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    Personally, I don't think that there are huge advantages to manually submitting your site to directories, especially ones that you have to pay for. While it might help a little, it's definitely not worth the time and effort of submitting them yourself or paying someone to do so. Building back-links on through dofollow forum posting and blog commenting on sites related to your niche would be a much better use of your time if you're looking to move up in the search engine rankings. There are plenty of other ways to promote and market your site.
     
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    rs.rathnaraj Peon

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    - To get your website indexed
    - One way links which helps in Improvement in Search Engine Rankings
    - Targeting specific keywords / phrases
    - Relevant traffic to convert to sales.

    You will be getting the above said advantages of submitting to directories.
     
    rs.rathnaraj, Jul 7, 2011 IP
  4. rs.rathnaraj

    rs.rathnaraj Peon

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    - To get your website indexed
    - Getting listed in major search engines.
    - Increased visits from search engine robots
    - Increased visibility to search engines
    - Brand building.
    - One way links which helps in Improvement in Search Engine Rankings
    - provide increased link popularity
    - Targeting specific keywords / phrases
    - Relevant traffic to convert to sales.

    These are the benefits of submitting to directories.
     
    rs.rathnaraj, Jul 7, 2011 IP
  5. kumar.seo5

    kumar.seo5 Peon

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    The mail advantage of directory submission is getting thematic one way link, which support to bring your website in SERP.
     
    kumar.seo5, Jul 7, 2011 IP
  6. Nigel Lew

    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    As a general rule the answer is.... none......zip...... zero....

    That said, there are a handful that are worth the time like joeant, best of the web etc. If its paid and human edited it is much better.

    If you can track down "FunkyMario" on digital point he has some good ones that he actually pays attention to and offers a nice bulk submission deal to them.

    hope that helps,
    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, Jul 7, 2011 IP
  7. capstonic

    capstonic Active Member

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    Directories always give permanent backlinks as well as target traffic from a particular category.
     
    capstonic, Jul 7, 2011 IP
  8. Omer Farooq

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    Yes it helps but need a lot of hardwork with it. it takes months to get to top 10 rankings by directory and article submission. but it is effective and lasts long. paid ways may get u to top ranking but it is not long lasting. Google SE prefers non paid (inorganic) methods of SEO.
     
    Omer Farooq, Jul 23, 2011 IP
  9. Adnan959

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    After Google Panda - directories are no longer effective, so its pointless explaining what they used to do.
     
    Adnan959, Jul 23, 2011 IP
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    thnx for all ur suggestions bcoz I was looking for the same query
     
    sphinxsds, Jul 23, 2011 IP
  11. Jandu

    Jandu Peon

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    Yes Directory submissions are still an effective way of building links. Also there are a lot of free directories available as well. But keep in mind to submit your site under the relevant category and on a dofollow directory.
     
    Jandu, Jul 23, 2011 IP
  12. beige

    beige Greenhorn

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    I'm not really familiar with Panda update but I did some submission into directories and had just partial success with it. I guess submitting to a group of better known directories has some value but I'm also of opinion that we should look for places with strong traffic and a lot of users in order to achieve something. Also, article directories mostly do not give you a lot of visitors but these visitors that come to your site through your article are "filtered" and can give you a few buyers..
     
    beige, Jul 23, 2011 IP
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    It helps a little, but not as much as it used to help many years ago. So if you have the time and resources go for it, if not i suggest you to focus more on your web site, content and other stuff then to loose time with directory submission.
     
    zeuscool, Jul 23, 2011 IP
  14. monisa

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    Directory takes longer time to get approval so directories are not worth these process is just time consuming. rather submitting directories you should create one way links. it will bring your website in ranking.
     
    monisa, Jul 23, 2011 IP
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    Basically it just adds backlinks, thats the only advantage I can think of.
     
    anthony phillips, Jul 23, 2011 IP
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    Here are some main point of benefits.
    1 increase traffic
    2 fast indexing
    3 increase page rank
     
    donaldsmith, Jul 23, 2011 IP
  17. w3bmaster

    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    It;s one of the easiest ways of getting backlinks with desired anchor texts ...
     
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    Directory submissions helps to improve your ranking SERP, and count as a back links also.
     
    sohanjain, Jul 24, 2011 IP
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    I believe directories do have a positive contribution in helping with seo
     
    myshow, Jul 24, 2011 IP
  20. expertofexperts

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    I don't think directories are helping anymore. I haven't found any help from them since last 6 months
     
    expertofexperts, Jul 24, 2011 IP