1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

1458 Directory Submissions in 2 weeks?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tommyhendrika, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. tommyhendrika

    tommyhendrika Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hey Hatters,

    I recently hired an SEO(Back-linking) "expert" from India through a popular outsourcing site. Yesterday, this guy sent me a report with a list of 1458 directory websites in which he claims he has done submissions to in the last 2 weeks. I did verify randomly in a few and indeed I saw the links. He wants to go ahead and do 1500 more submissions. As ambitious as this sounds, I do not really have confidence in directory submissions anymore. Mark you this is a brand new sit - 1.5 mths old.

    So my questions to hatters is:

    Do you recommend this many links to directory websites?
    Do you think that such many links in such a short time might trigger spam sensors in Goggles?
    Whats the fastest, easiest method you've used to get indexed fast and ranked well?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Advortizor

    Advortizor Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    In my experience, the more places an article is posted the better. You should definitely balance the cost of the submission vs. the amount of traffic you are receiving from the directories though.
     
  3. tommyhendrika

    tommyhendrika Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    1
    But I don't understand how directories would help you get traffic? To me I see directories as encyclopedias. Who goes around daily reading encyclopedias or even dictionaries, unless the few times you need to make references?
     
  4. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Most of these links are deep links and are not going to be found by the search engines. Out of those 1500 directory backlinks, only 25 or so would be counted by Yahoo, and at the most one by Google. This is based on my experience.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. biks

    biks Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Video editor, graphics guy
    It's all about the back link. Of course nobodys gonna GO there and surf around. In fact, a lot of web promotion is about doing stuff for the Google bot.
     
  6. zapprentice

    zapprentice Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    If THAT many links showed up in 2 weeks I would definitely think its spam.

    The flip side is that I dont think any decent human directory will be able to verify free sites that fast.

    I dont know my final verdict on directories, but they have not proven worthwhile to me.
     
  7. grabdavid

    grabdavid Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    39
    it all depends on the indexing time of those pages your links are on. usual 2 - 4 weeks on directories PR 2 longer for lower PRs and more frequent for Higher PR' s
     
  8. troybh

    troybh Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    25
    Those directory listings are useless. only ones that matter are yahoo, dmoz, botw, business and maybe a few others.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. realitycheck

    realitycheck Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Putting things in order. The world is so cluttered
    Location:
    USA
    Basically I'd agree with the guys that say quality trumps quantity when it comes to directory links. Good directories serve as a useful way to help index the web and the big SEs give weight to a listing in a directory known to be human edited and a little picky... but a link in an auto-accept spam farm means zero (or less).
     
  10. jquan

    jquan Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    10
    They are probably using software that has a huge list of free directories.
    Theres a few of them around like submiteaze and digixmas...
    However the problem is that most of these lists (that the softwares use) are actually on the same ip.
    So they are worthless.

    You can check to see if the domains are unique using this tool.
    http://www.massipchecker.com


    Its my own tool... However I built it because I needed to check a huge list of directories that I had.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2010