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Are Directories Dead?

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#16 jrseo


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:27 AM

directories are not dead but when we submit to directories we have to choose
good quality directories whose pr is good
as many of them think that it is an old fashion
[url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?showforum=21]Submitting to Directories[/url] doesn't harm but takes time

#17 cbp


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:14 AM

QUOTE(jrseo @ Apr 29 2009, 03:27 AM) View Post
doesn't harm but takes time
It is harmful, as the time you wasted [url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?showforum=21]Submitting to Directories[/url] could have been spent on something that actually helps

#18 seoblogger


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:03 PM

I use only the DMOZ directory , it has PR 8

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:59 AM

Directories are still important. But especially general directories with no useful information have lost relevance. Nevertheless
it makes sense to submit your site in good managed niche directories or in the big ones like botw, business.com, yahoo. Such directories are important for a balanced link building mix in my opinion.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE(seoblogger @ Apr 30 2009, 06:03 PM) View Post
I use only the DMOZ directory , it has PR 8

Maybe the home page does. But that doesn't matter unless the link to your site is on the home page. smile.gif

If you're concerned about toolbar PR (which, IMO, is a silly thing to be concerned about, but it's apparently next to impossible to get some people to stop looking at the meaningless green bar), you need to check the page where your link actually resides.

I bet you'll find it's less -- and probably a lot less -- than PR8.

Which might make the time spent submitting to DMOZ and waiting for an editor to finally get around to listing your site much less attractive, at least to some. wink1.gif

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:06 AM

Are there even any editors @ DMOZ servicing requests?

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:09 AM

from my experience they its only worth doing a dozen of directory submissions to directories that are very closely related to your industry. DMOZ and Yahoo are a must

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:13 AM

DMOZ and Yahoo are a must

I would disagree with this part of your statement.

DMOZ is okay, if you simply spend 5 minutes submitting it and forgetting it. Don't spend any more time on it though.

And a Yahoo! directory listing hasn't been worth $300 per year in a long, long time now. There are a lot better and more effective ways to spend your advertising budget in my opinion.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:27 AM

directories are one of a number of seo optimization methods to get backlinks and traffic. not much traffic these days from most directories in my experience but yahoo and google count the links from these directories, especially the let us say older more valued, i.e. respected and trusted directories and I can only assume gives value to some or many of these directories.
it's just one method that webmasters can and should be using for backlinks. don't see anything wrong with that.

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