SEO Class in Chicago, IL
Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?
More SEO Content
Directory Listings - You Have To Pay?
Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:17 PM
Is it standard for the directories to charge you to be listed? I was a bit surprised.
Does charging us make them more or less credible?
I don't want to waste company money but if it's a good return on investment, then we could consider it.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:09 PM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:28 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 09:58 AM
It's good with them if a directory charges (such as Yahoo) so long as the payment is for review of the submission, not a guaranteed link in the directory.
Lots of little directories (little in terms of traffic) offer free listings (which they may or may not ever get around to adding) versus a paid listing (which is to speed up the review process). Many of these are quality backlinks, and worth the small review fees IMO.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:33 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:55 AM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:12 PM
Povidiu you may want to read Matts blogs also as what you have answered here and the original question are 2 different items.
As Jill mentioned
Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:22 AM
Posted 10 February 2010 - 03:04 PM
Paying for links diffrentiates from the "accepted" description of genuine. IMO.
Google comes through and says "oh look! what a great link...but er..he paid for it...anyone can do that..nah not good enough mate"
Posted 10 February 2010 - 04:19 PM
Paying to be reviewed and then subsequently getting accepted into a directory, could make those links more credible.
Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:50 AM
Then you need to filter them out via:
- pagerank - (google likes the directory)
- ipaddress (so that they are unique)
- no reciprocal link
Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:44 AM
I run a couple of directories myself and they are fantastic- great rankings and traffic and they send real business to my listing companies. I get a lot of "thank yous" and "it's really worth it" from people who list with me.
But they are pretty great because they are focused- unless you run a business in that niche, you can't get listed. And if you did, it wouldn't help you because people who come to my directory aren't looking for your site if you aren't in that business.
It's a whole different mindset to think about buying advertising on an industry site as opposed to "getting a PR5 link." Find a directory that specializes in your industry and definitely list there. If there isn't one, consider making one but don't get greedy and start letting in every site that submits- it must be focused.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users