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Anyone Still Making Money from Directories?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by squelsh, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    I'm setting up a few new web directories and was wondering if anyone is still making some decent money from them both through traditional methods and more innovative techniques such as CPA?

    Some of the directories are going to be paid directories (both general and niche) but also I was trying to come up with a few more creative ways to make money from them.

    Here are some of the ideas I was thinking of:

    ·[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Set up a premium directory (general or niche) but offer a free listing if a cpa offer is completed. I thought it would be pretty easy to target this.
    ·[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Set up a free directory for a specific niche and use it to build up an email list, or show a targeted offer on a 'thank you' page and use this to direct an offer.

    Although there are plenty of directories out there, people are still submitting to them and I was wondering if anyone else was using CPA with directories?
     
  2. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    I'm setting up a few new web directories and was wondering if anyone is still making some decent money from them both through traditional methods and more innovative techniques such as CPA?

    Some of the directories are going to be paid directories (both general and niche) but also I was trying to come up with a few more creative ways to make money from them.

    Here are some of the ideas I was thinking of:

    ·[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Set up a premium directory (general or niche) but offer a free listing if a cpa offer is completed. I thought it would be pretty easy to target this.
    ·[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Set up a free directory for a specific niche and use it to build up an email list, or show a targeted offer on a 'thank you' page and use this to direct an offer.

    Although there are plenty of directories out there, people are still submitting to them and I was wondering if anyone else was using CPA with directories?
     
  3. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    I'm setting up a few new web directories and was wondering if anyone is still making some decent money from them both through traditional methods and more innovative techniques such as CPA?

    Some of the directories are going to be paid directories (both general and niche) but also I was trying to come up with a few more creative ways to make money from them.

    Here are some of the ideas I was thinking of:

    Set up a premium directory (general or niche) but offer a free listing if a cpa offer is completed. I thought it would be pretty easy to target this.

    Set up a free directory for a specific niche and use it to build up an email list, or show a targeted offer on a 'thank you' page and use this to direct an offer.

    Although there are plenty of directories out there, people are still submitting to them and I was wondering if anyone else was using CPA with directories?
     
  4. JimBow

    JimBow Newbie

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    I actually started setting up my first niche directory yesterday, having had ideas along similar lines as you - pushing CPA offers etc. There's also the fact that you're harvesting genuine emails, although I guess a lot of people will be using disposable addresses.

    Although you could have a handful of ways to monetize a directory (paid listings, CPA, advertising, selling SEO) I think that like autoblogs the trick is going to be in automation and volume (multiple directories).

    I'd be interested to hear about anybody elses recent experiences though.
     
  5. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    First apologies for posting that three times, i dont know what happened. If mods can delete two of them that would be ace.

    For the genuine email addresses I think this varies depending on the type of directory i.e. if it's a general directory most people will use a throwaway address whereas if it's a directory of plumbers, they might be less likely to do so as they wouldn't be using it so much for seo purposes.
     
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    It's true about the addresses, but I think sometimes I give people more credit. A lot of people submitting to directories will be business owners and webmasters of small sites - ideal for marketing CPA to ;)

    In my experience as well, few people are as cautious as the members of this forum. I still get loads of spam to old addresses that I need to keep, but that I was careless with at one time or another.
     
  7. widioke

    widioke Newbie

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    Yea.. I'm still making $200-$300 monthly from my directories (PR0-PR3).