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Can Directories Improve Your Search Engine Ranking?

    • 39 posts
    February 13, 2012 3:53 PM EST

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    • 25 posts
    August 24, 2012 9:51 PM EDT

    Because Google only show quality back links and also not show nofollow links.

     

     

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    • 3 posts
    July 17, 2008 1:19 PM EDT
    Directory submission helps SEO "indirectly". Depending on where and how it is submitted, can help back linking. Back linking is "good". The more back linking, the better and higher results.

    But as you said, it is not the end all strategy.

    As we know, SEO is about "many" tactics... directory submission is one of many tactics (but happens to be on a low priority scale). Especially, since the search engine algorithms now exclude much of the directories in getting the rankings higher. Obviously because of the marketers in the early days who abused this tactic.

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  • February 14, 2012 5:44 AM EST

    I also agree with all you but we can`t ignore directory submission completely. Somewhere directory submission is also very important. We need it.

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    July 7, 2008 1:44 PM EDT
    The answer was perfectly delivered in this article 10 SEO Myths Debunked that SearchEngineWatch linked to.

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    February 21, 2012 5:45 PM EST

    Directory Submission is the simplest way to link building and among them some are beneficial with link backs.

    Yes they improve your seacrh engine rankings. All you want to do is to make the best use of keyword in Anchor Text Linking where ever possible.

    Because you will find that more the keyword present on other web page as Anchor Text Linking to your site, good will be for Keyword Rankings.

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    July 4, 2008 4:46 AM EDT
    A lot of marketers are under the mistaken impression that if they submit their website to a bunch of directories this will somehow improve their search engine ranking. Unfortunately, this just isn`t true. So where did this myth originate? I don`t know exactly, but I think a big part of the problem is unscrupulous marketers offering to submit people`s websites to thousands of directories for X amount of dollars. Newbies see these ads and think they`ve hit the proverbial link jackpot. They don`t realize that there are really only a handful of directories out there (give or take a few) that are respected enough by the search engines to significantly impact your website`s ranking. And that includes Yahoo and DMOZ, plus a few specialty directories. And even those directories won`t help your ranking much if the rest of your house isn`t in order.
     
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    July 6, 2008 8:40 AM EDT
    Getting listed in one niche directory will probably be more beneficial for your site than getting listed in 100 general directories.

     
     
     
    Perfect. Well said, Michael. Thanks for your contribution to this thread!
     
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    • 741 posts
    July 7, 2008 3:03 AM EDT
    Hi Dale,

    I agree that submitting to a bunch of directories won`t dramatically impact your rankings but I have used the tactic to get clients listed fast.  Sometimes we will build a site and they need at least their website name in Google within a week for a promotion...directory submission can help.
     
     
     
    Hello Jeff:
     
    Again, that`s part of the myth I was referring to. You don`t need to submit to directories to ge listed fast. You can get the same exact result by posting in forums like this one. Or by making comments on blogs. Any type of website that`s already listed in Google will do the trick. It does not have to be a directory. How do I know? Because I`ve used this method successfully many times to get my own clients listed in Google faster.
     
    Dale King
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    • 741 posts
    July 9, 2008 5:56 AM EDT
    The answer was perfectly delivered in this article 10 SEO Myths Debunked.
     
     
     
     
    I`m familiar with that article. It`s a good one.
     
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    July 16, 2008 4:39 AM EDT
    I also agree with all you but we can`t ignore directory submission completely. Somewhere directory submission is also very important. We need it.
     
     
     
    No one here is suggesting that. Read my post carefully.
     
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    • 12 posts
    February 17, 2012 7:00 AM EST

    When choosing the best directory to submit website addresses to you will find that there are thousands to choose from. However, not all directories are created equal. If you want to get good results with your directory submission you need a directory that offers only PR4+ links. This will guarantee that you are listed with the best sites on the internet. In addition, this type of directory will offer more benefits than a directory who lists any site on the web. To increase your search engine results you need association with highly ranked sites

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    • 15 posts
    February 17, 2012 7:06 PM EST

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    • 5 posts
    July 18, 2008 7:32 AM EDT
    SEO Book did a really extensive post on directories. See it here http://www.seobook.com/archives/001583.shtml

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    • 10 posts
    August 25, 2012 12:21 AM EDT

    You say right. Search Engine Ranking can be boosted by directory to your website.



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    • 24 posts
    February 19, 2012 7:28 PM EST

    I think if your business is new and listed new in the index of search engines, then directories can prove to be a very successful technique for you in the starting publicity of your business.

     

     

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    • 412 posts
    July 6, 2008 8:26 AM EDT
    I`ve never believed in the idea of just submitting to every directory you can find. So many of them just cover "General" areas, and don`t stand out from any other directory. I`ve never seen them send much traffic, if any, to any sites I`ve worked on.

    Niche directories can be viewed differently, as they are pretty much covering only the topics/subjects which are the same as your site, so you have a rather focused audience visiting the directory.

    In essence, getting listed in one niche directory will probably be more beneficial for your site than getting listed in 100 general directories.

    Good post, Dale.

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    • 11 posts
    September 13, 2012 7:42 PM EDT

    I also agree with all you but we can`t ignore directory submission completely. Somewhere directory submission is also very important. We need it.

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    • 4 posts
    January 15, 2013 9:11 AM EST

    I think the days of gaming the system died with Panda/Penguin.

    In late 2012 a fair amount of internet marketers left the business, because they depended to largely on Google.  It's google's traffic, not yours.  They can give and they can take away.

    A longer term sustainable model relies on finding your customers wherever they are at - regardless of google.  The google traffic will follow.

    So how does this apply to directories?  If your customers are SERIOUSLY finding you in directories (which I doubt) then it is probably worth your time.  If your customers are SERIOUSLY finding you through article marketing then great (which I doubt).

    If not, then where are your customers.  Find them.  Find where the hangout.  In a forum maybe?  Maybe a FB group?  Different online communities?  and demonstrate your value.  People (real breathing people) will follow you.  And so will google.

    Cheers-

    Rick



    • 7 posts
    September 16, 2012 8:50 PM EDT

    Directories are very helpful for improving the search engines ranking. It helps to increase the quality backlinks and traffics for your website. It helps to increase the page rank of your website too. It is initial technique of off page seo for any fresh website.

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    • 14 posts
    September 16, 2012 7:26 PM EDT

    Yes, of-course, If your building link in quality directories that has good pr and they provide do-follow back-link, then definitely it supports for ranking in SERP's.

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  • July 15, 2008 7:30 PM EDT
    I also agree with all you but we can`t ignore directory submission completely. Somewhere directory submission is also very important. We need it.

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    • 69 posts
    January 15, 2013 8:21 AM EST

    I am with you.

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