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    I don't know if it's still worth investing in directory submission? The rankings rarely help to the webmasters (at least from what I read on +20 webmaster forums) and people use search engines instead of directories these days..

    Might give it a shot, but I don't think it really helps a lot. It's not worth spending your time/money in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    I don't know if it's still worth investing in directory submission? The rankings rarely help to the webmasters (at least from what I read on +20 webmaster forums) and people use search engines instead of directories these days..

    Might give it a shot, but I don't think it really helps a lot. It's not worth spending your time/money in
    The directory submissions are a good way to pickup large quanities of links. I believe that the links can help you rank on the anchor text. But the amount of juice following to a site is very low.

    Once in a while the directories appear in the serps as well. I think the worth depends on the website. A link is a link so you never know. A lot of the submission services are cheap. So the cost is usually around 2 cents per submission. Let's say you sell a house and make a nice comission from a link that cost you 2 cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Elements View Post
    Since most directories lost their internal PR, and rank very low for their categories, it would not provide a huge help.

    A few years ago, categories of trusted quality directories ranked high and provided traffic. Now these days, not a single directory provide traffic even Yahoo directory.

    I use to like directories, perhaps they should create a huge network to avoid to be kicked out from search engines.
    Some of the niche directories still get some traffic and have PR. But most of the high PR directories were slapped by Google.

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    The niche directories are slapped too.

    The thing I don't get is marketing sites that manipulate keywords or links the spamming way to provide no real value for visitors and the SE rank them high. In fact these marketing site use grey techniques which allow them to stay just under the radar, rank high and get high PR.

    I believe that nobody should be slapped or it is discriminative.
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    I have been submitting to over 100 directories via Mike's Direcotry submitter and have yet to see one of the links stick... feel like its almost a waste of time unless you are willing to use one of the paid directories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Elements View Post
    The niche directories are slapped too.

    The thing I don't get is marketing sites that manipulate keywords or links the spamming way to provide no real value for visitors and the SE rank them high. In fact these marketing site use grey techniques which allow them to stay just under the radar, rank high and get high PR.

    I believe that nobody should be slapped or it is discriminative.
    Any of the benefit that I've seen with the free directories have been with 2000+ submissions.

    For people that sell big ticket items there is some value in business.com

    Quote Originally Posted by caneman View Post
    I have been submitting to over 100 directories via Mike's Direcotry submitter and have yet to see one of the links stick... feel like its almost a waste of time unless you are willing to use one of the paid directories.
    100 directory submissions isn't going to do much. At best you are getting a 50% approval rate. So that's only 50 low quality links.

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    Yup it helps me gain some backlinks in directory submission at the same time it helps me build up my new blogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Elements View Post
    Since most directories lost their internal PR, and rank very low for their categories, it would not provide a huge help.
    I'm glad someone made this point.

    Directory submissions will not help PageRank. The PR of a directory's home page is irrelevant. If you pay any attention to PR at all, you should be paying attention to the PR of the page where a link appears. A page with a PR of 0 passes 0 PR.

    When G demoted all of the internal pages of directories to PR0, they effectively cut off the passing of PR. It was their way of destroying the effectiveness of directories. Since then, both Google and Yahoo have stopped including most directory links in their list of backlinks.

    Last year we did extensive testing with several directory submission packages to 1000+ directories. The links do appear in the directories that we checked, but after more than 6 months not a single link has ever appeared as a backlink in Google or Yahoo. Furthermore, the clients' sites did not move in the SERPs for the targeted keywords.

    A signature link in NB has proven to be far more effective than 1000 directory submissions.
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    Directory submission is most one way link building.
    Directory submissions from "dofollow" directories that do allow you to vary the anchor text are always good value for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Last year we did extensive testing with several directory submission packages to 1000+ directories. The links do appear in the directories that we checked, but after more than 6 months not a single link has ever appeared as a backlink in Google or Yahoo. Furthermore, the clients' sites did not move in the SERPs for the targeted keywords.
    With the tests that I've recently done with 2000+ Submission packages

    1) Helps to rank a website on less competitive keywords
    2) In terms of PR, the directories are flowing little or no page rank.
    3) Little or no referral Traffic

    I've gotten some good results for ranking on less competitive keywords in the anchor text. So, there's some benefit. But with Google anything can change at anytime due to the constant tweaking of the algorithm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxbest View Post
    Directory submission is now become old SEO practice. Search engines already flaged on this type of SEO. Only few directories are useful like that. It it surprise that still people & SEO companies are submitting their sites to 100's even 1000's directories, that's only spam.
    Directory submission does not count for as much as it used to, but it still works. Someone I know did an experiment where he launched a new site and only submitted it to directories. No other promotion. He noticed traffic from Google for his keywords.

    Quote Originally Posted by gavenecko View Post
    Dmoz is dead.
    DMOZ hates me for some reason. I don't even submit low-quality sites to them, either.

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