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does directory submit still works?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SEEmarket, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. SEEmarket

    SEEmarket Junior Member

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    does directory submit still works?
    I want to buy a service for my website.
     
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    Rokebono Senior Member

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    Quality, paid and preferably niche targeted directory submission works, $5 submission to hundreds of directories does not work.
     
  3. Liza9

    Liza9 Newbie

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    Yes Directory submissions still work if it is a PR4+ directory with good traffic and having manual editing. You can check the "idirectorylist" for high quality directories. Most I will in their directories. And got good positions.
     
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    I wouldn't buy a package or service with directory submission. It's way too risky because you don't know the URLs in advance. I tried that about 2 years ago and it worked for a few weeks and then my website lost 80% of it's traffic overnight.

    If you do directory submissions make sure to follow those rules:
    1) Do it manually
    2) In high PR and popular sites
    3) Topic must be related to your niche (otherwise it needs to be very popular and general such as DMOZ, etc.)
     
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    Yep, manual directory submission is a better approach because you can pick the most relevant and highest authority sites. There might be a service thread for that on here but I haven't seen one.
     
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    notyourmatey Power Member

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    still do 1000 submissions and it works fine. as long as you dont submit to shit ( flagged or deindexed) directories and not overuse money anchors it works still good.
     
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    If you are aiming for stuff like the PHP Directory sites then it will catch upto you but if you are going for good local/targeted directories then it still works.
     
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    didn't used this for last 1-2 years,some of them might work,but i find it just time wasting.
     
  9. BuildMoreLinks

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    are you looking for local citations or regular submissions to free web directories ? (does not works anymore).
     
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    TreyDavis Newbie

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    As long as you are submitting them manually, and paying for them, then yes, they will work.
    The problem with free web directories is noobs(we all started somewhere) and poorly written money sites have spammed them, causing their traffic to decrease and the PR of the directory to be punished.

    You should stay away from any website or "Package Deal" that offers to submit your site to a bunch of directories, unless they give you the FULL list of them, and the page rank for each one.
     
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    SEO friendly and relevant directories are still effective to website.
     
  12. tojamie

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    Quality directories only works perfect. Before submit you can check DA/PA. It's really helpful for you. Try it Cheers :)
     
  13. BlackSEOBelt

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    All the people telling that submitting to directories is important then please back up your claims with some proof.

    Google clearly stated that it's going to penalize sites if those are associated with spammy link directories. Yes, some links coming from authoritative relevant directories are fine. But mass-submission of a site to numerous trashy directories is definitely not a good idea!

    So try some extreme niche focused directories and that's about it.

    And I would never advise anyone post to more than few directories (waste of time).
     
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    We got unnatural link warning so be careful it is like poison. Better to go for contextual links if possible with brand name anchor !
     
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    Still using it for french client sites and getting good results.
     
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    Yes they still work but do not spam 1000+ directories as most of them are will be removed/penalized. Only choose to submit your site to those directories that have good PR and solid reputation therefore it is best to work on it manually.
     
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    Yes, it still works, but do directory submission only in high quality domains.. If you do in low quality domains, then it is useless and waste of time
     
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    Directory Submissions still work.But When you submit Directory keep it mind that Submit only high pr directory Sites and Content must be unique and submit manually niche and relevant category.
     
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    krswlr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i agree with the above. manual directory submissions can still boost you rankings. Be aware to focus on their quality, not quantity.
     
  20. jollyman

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    Yep, like everyone said be aware of crap sites. Apart from that, it is still useful to build your page and domain authority. Quality and relevance is the key to success.