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Which will help more?General Directories or Niche Directories

Discussion in 'Directories' started by techendeavour, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    I would like to start directory submissions for my website so should I start searching for general directories or niche directories, kindly help me with this?

    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    techendeavour, Jun 15, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. weknowonlinemarketing

    weknowonlinemarketing Peon

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    #2
    Niche directories will be the better.
     
    weknowonlinemarketing, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    seosemguy Member

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    #3
    Niche Directories are better than general directory.
     
    seosemguy, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    ldmstudio Active Member

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    #4
    High quality niche directories are better than general directories.
     
    ldmstudio, Jun 16, 2011 IP
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    wekop Peon

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    #5
    Niche Directories may help your shipments
     
    wekop, Jun 16, 2011 IP
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    veedabiometrics Peon

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    #6
    Hello friend,

    directory submission help to get backlinks but in quality niche directories are best compare to general directories.
     
    veedabiometrics, Jun 16, 2011 IP
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    CanadianEh Notable Member

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    Niche directories for sure. You will also get more chances of clicks in niche or local directories.
     
    CanadianEh, Jun 17, 2011 IP
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    freelistfool Peon

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    One of the most important ranking factors for Google is relevance. If a link comes from a page that is related in topic to yours the link will be worth more. If the entire site is related to yours then the link is even stronger. Unrelated links will be discounted or even ignored. So niche directories will help your site the most. Then well edited general directories with distinct categories should be your next focus.
     
    freelistfool, Jun 17, 2011 IP
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    Dongjie Peon

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    #9
    niche is better.
     
    Dongjie, Jun 17, 2011 IP
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    Shillpa Peon

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    #10
    Niche directories will more effective.
     
    Shillpa, Jun 17, 2011 IP
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    sambling Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Niche- if it's related then it will have a greater value.
     
    sambling, Jun 18, 2011 IP
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    First submit to your related niche directories and then find high PR general directories and submit your sites. Although relevant back links count more as compared to non relevant but still they also play an important role in bringing your site up in the SERPS.
     
    djpoint, Jun 18, 2011 IP
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    sunilmamo Well-Known Member

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    Niche dirs are highly overrated, I get better results with general web directories.
     
    sunilmamo, Jun 20, 2011 IP
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    If you haven't done any before even a few no name directories can sometimes give you a temporary bump. The quality and niche ones will more likely pay off in the long run, but a few others doesn't tend to hurt any.
     
    gameutopia, Jun 20, 2011 IP
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    eric_wahlberg Well-Known Member

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    Both will be helpful in building links, but in terms of quality of link niche directories(related to your website theme) will be more useful. Since they can provide you theme related one way link which can really boost your search engine ranking.
     
    eric_wahlberg, Jun 21, 2011 IP
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    If you are just looking for getting some backlinks then either of the directories will do the job. But if you even want some traffic to come from the directories then niche ones are always better especially now that people are going through local and vertical portals more than the generic ones.
     
    domainnamesalez, Jun 21, 2011 IP
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    You need to submit your site to both general and niche directories. The three most important things that helps your site gaining more traffic and value are links, links, links. So build as many backlinks as you can (except for link farms and sites not relevant to your niche) or hire an expert.
     
    Csokibacsi, Jun 22, 2011 IP
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    Niche is miles better than general.

    If you are looking for links to a cat website what site would you look for links on?

    Google has often said that relevant links benefit a website better than just any old link.

    Thanks Brian
     
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #19
    I don't think one is better than the other per say. I think what is important is how well you're site is listed within a proper niche' or category/subcategory which can be accomplished in either setting.

    A real crappy niche' directory is not going to hold a candle to a good general directory and visa versa!
     
    Mia, Jun 30, 2011 IP