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Directory submission, still reliable

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mesol, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. mesol

    mesol Junior Member

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    Currently, I'm running a social bookmark submission service to pay my college fee. Lots of my customers asking whether I run any other related services. So, I'm thinking of to run directory submission service but I would like to hear from BHW members first, directory submission still reliable?
     
  2. StillSmiling

    StillSmiling Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Of course. I gladly pay for directory submission svce that post to pr2+ directories and allow for multiple titles, descriptions, and keywords. Backlinks, backlinks, backlinks.
     
  3. Niche

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    The big hurdle will be getting your directory to have enough page rank for people to want to submit to

    Recently there have been rumours that Google does not value directory links so much now

    Just a rumor but it is worth investigating before you invest the time and effort
     
  4. centerpoint

    centerpoint Junior Member

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    We still submit some of our sites to directories. We use a semi automated software package that works fairly decent. Biggest problem is that in most cases it can take months for your submission to get approved.

    Personally, I would do article submissions using something like Article Post Robot. Once you get it set up its almost a fully automated process.
     
  5. hellonwheels

    hellonwheels Junior Member

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    YES! Directory submissions are still a good way to go!
    So is anchor text links in those submissions & in blog comments.

    There's an excellent article about that very subject at SEOMoz.

    Here are some quotes (this one from a Comment):

    The directories are the quick easy low hanging fruit that EVERYONE should go after to start and build your foundation, but after that you can start to work on more creative linking to prevent you and your clients from being so dependent on one tactic.

    We should all be looking for how to diversify our linking efforts so we're not all so dependent on tactics that could be severely less valued tomorrow.

    They submitted to directories (where people would go if search engines didn't exist) and they optimized their anchor text to describe the kind of company they are - since their domain name may be a little vague.



    This article is a case study of how a SEO Co. got a #1 ranking for the keywords, "SEO Company" by submitting to Dir. Sub. sites, using the right anchor text, and posting comments in blogs using the same anchor text.


    Here's some more good points:

    Why stop doing what works?

    Why stop using manipulative methods it it works and gives you rankings?

    The answer in a nutshell is this... It will stop working eventually.

    Manipulative linking techniques are not the future of rankings. There is a transition going on, Google continues to lead the pack in identifying links schemes, yet there will still be instances where people using bad techniques are still ranking high.

    If 90 percent of your SEM strategy is getting paid links, then you are going to have a problem.


    The article: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/seo-company-search-results-an-embarrassment-to-google-yahoo-live
     
  6. mesol

    mesol Junior Member

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    thanks for the feedback. its really helpful. any other experienced people in directory submission?
     
  7. steves

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    I just wonder if Rand wrote that article to "oust" a competitive website that is ranking that high. He claims he didn't, but why in the hell bother going into that much detail about how they got the site ranked that high. Or was it just another shady promo tactic for his linkscape tool.
     
  8. StillSmiling

    StillSmiling Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I try not to be so jaded, but I had the exact same thoughts. I read it again and I'm still not so sure of his real intentions.
     
  9. adamster

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    Google is trying to push people to use the social bookmarking sites instead. You can get instant backlinks with high PR.
    PS: I hate spam mail after directory submissions. The most annoying ones are "how I made $5000 in 4 days" and "You won the lottery"
     
  10. vinku

    vinku Regular Member

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    we are doing Dir Submission and bookmarking to get high Pr for our websites. But articles submission is also best way for back links.....
     
  11. StillSmiling

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    Hehehe. Yeah, some of the spam is hilarious. Gotta love throw-away email accounts for directory submissions.