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    Question [ASK] Aspects to focus on SEO'ing General Directory

    Greetings everyone,

    I've just started a new general web directory (actually I am still installing the script ) and there are few big questions needed to be answered:

    • I am wondering how to SEO this directory?
    • What keywords should I target?
    • Marketing wise, Should I focus on every category? Or I just simply promote "general web directory"?


    For traffic wise, I come up with the following ideas:

    • Forum marketing
    • Article marketing
    • bookmarks
    • anything else???? need helps here.

    Looking forward to your positive respons and thanks in advance.

    Cheers,

    PS: Soon after the installation finish, I'll post the URL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budhi1976 View Post
    Greetings everyone,

    I've just started a new general web directory (actually I am still installing the script ) and there are few big questions needed to be answered:

    • I am wondering how to SEO this directory?
    • What keywords should I target?
    • Marketing wise, Should I focus on every category? Or I just simply promote "general web directory"?
    Have you considered starting a niche directory instead? 5 years ago you would have no problem bringing in $$ but now with google interfering I believe there is only money to be made in specific niche directories that are very high quality.

    For SEO, content is king. Consider publishing e.g. a unique article every week on your directory under an article section or something. Google will love you for this and if you write about directories you could bring in some extra traffic from google.

    For keywords, if you were deciding to go with a niche directory then they will be obvious. As for a general directory it is very competitive. It is possible to get there but it may be more worthwhile to focus on forum posting etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by budhi1976 View Post
    For traffic wise, I come up with the following ideas:

    • Forum marketing
    • Article marketing
    • bookmarks
    • anything else???? need helps here.
    - manual directory submission (max of 5 per week, keep consistent and gradually build up weekly submissions)

    - social networking? e.g. facebook, twitter

    - if you decide to write articles as I mentioned above then submit them to digg and other sites

    - make a youtube video to do with directories.

    - word of mouth (e.g. give something out for free)

    - buying paid links on webmaster related sites e.g. backlinkwatch.com

    I hope some of this was helpful and I strongly encourage you to go into a niche directory.

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    Thanks very much GameOver...

    well I did consider to start a niche directory, however I need to "test the water" first to gain some insight about this directory business, so I decided to start with general one...

    Once again, thanks very much for your useful response, and I'll try to do what you've suggested.

    Still looking for more responses, thanks in advance.

    Cheers,


    Quote Originally Posted by GameOver View Post
    Have you considered starting a niche directory instead? 5 years ago you would have no problem bringing in $$ but now with google interfering I believe there is only money to be made in specific niche directories that are very high quality.

    For SEO, content is king. Consider publishing e.g. a unique article every week on your directory under an article section or something. Google will love you for this and if you write about directories you could bring in some extra traffic from google.

    For keywords, if you were deciding to go with a niche directory then they will be obvious. As for a general directory it is very competitive. It is possible to get there but it may be more worthwhile to focus on forum posting etc.

    - manual directory submission (max of 5 per week, keep consistent and gradually build up weekly submissions)

    - social networking? e.g. facebook, twitter

    - if you decide to write articles as I mentioned above then submit them to digg and other sites

    - make a youtube video to do with directories.

    - word of mouth (e.g. give something out for free)

    - buying paid links on webmaster related sites e.g. backlinkwatch.com

    I hope some of this was helpful and I strongly encourage you to go into a niche directory.

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    Just an update. My general directory is now online.

    It's here: Back Link Land General Directory


    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by budhi1976 View Post
    Just an update. My general directory is now online.

    It's here: Back Link Land General Directory


    Cheers,
    Nice design, I hope everything goes well

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    There some problem with verification code while submitting . It allows to enter only 5 digits on submit page

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