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Directory Website is DEAD? Do you own one?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by XIIII, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. XIIII

    XIIII Registered Member

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    I see a lot of directory websites which the revenue model basically is rely on
    Link repo and premium link buy on subscription basis.

    Do people really buy these link (I wonder). I believe most of these directory websites are built by SEO companies to help pushing the ranking of their client websites in the past.

    Large directory like yellow pages and superpages seems still received tons of traffics but none of them can reached Alexa top 500 in most countries.

    Or perhaps Google itself is a very good 'directory' already?

    If you own a directory website, how's the revenue compare to past year?
     
  2. KeijoKala

    KeijoKala Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No I dont own directory site, but I think the traffic isn't mine key in that business. They need PR and promoting to webmasters and they still can sell links, I know few webmasters who owns like 10's - 100's directories with PR and they can sell links on forums and other ways to website owners who are looking for backlinks.
     
  3. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    I have one. A dating directory. I have a number of sites paying fees from $75 a year to $2 a month. It all runs on auto pilot with AdSense making £25 a month. Not much but pretty simple and no work. Site is a pr3 and around 8 years old.

    I tried starting other directories but never got them making money. I doubt there's any big money in directories these days except for the big authority types that have been around for a very long time.
     
  4. $omeone

    $omeone Newbie

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    google panda did it's job
     
  5. onlythabst

    onlythabst Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What about a local directory for lawyers? Would that be a decent money maker?