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Q: Paid Web Directories - Do they strengthen the domain authority?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Kikerinka, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    Hi guys, I am thinking about increasing the domain authority by submitting it to one of the paid web directories?

    The thing is, after Panda, we all know that authority of the domain matters a lot (at least I see it according to SERP changes in my niches). So I am thinking about some additional ways how to increase the authority of a domain as a whole.

    My sites are mainly informative, 100+ pages all the time, each inner page targeting different keywords.

    My thought is that maybe a submission to dir.yahoo.com or business.com (each costs $300/year) may increase the domain authority as a whole, what would mean that the SERP of inner pages for particular keywords will improve side-wide.

    Did any of you tried this?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.
     
  2. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    Bump. Some of you guys had to try this one :).
     
  3. afro25

    afro25 Regular Member

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    A paid listing in a quality directory shows that you are investing in a long term site and are unlikely to post rubbish content - They don't work anywhere near as well as they used to, but i still think they work very, very well when done right.
     
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    software248 Regular Member

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    It does, although they are nofollow, they help a lot.

    Thanks
     
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    _Chip_ Senior Member

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    Yahoo dir submission is not guaranteed., and if yahoo rejects your website you won't get a refund either.
     
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  6. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    What do you mean by "when done right"? I mean, it's a directory submission... that has certain rules. So my question is, what can be done right or wrong about it?

    Thank you for your answer in advance.

     
  7. afro25

    afro25 Regular Member

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    You could use the same anchor text and the same description - ALOT of people do that.

    Write a unique description each time, or at the very least have an excellent piece of spyntax ready.
     
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    richv100 Junior Member

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    When you are using a paid submission make sure that it is spot on with uniqueness as like has been mentioned before once you pay they rarely give refunds even if they reject you.
    They are not super backlinks or anything BUT they do give a good link diversity and only serious marketers will use them as no spam tools will use a paid site.
     
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    nimmivh Regular Member

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    They will not influence directly in SERP, but it will improve the link profile and domain authority
     
  10. afro25

    afro25 Regular Member

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    Actually I wouldn't say they don't influence serp positions.
    I know of a few big sites that rank almost solely on paid directory listings.