Useless directories?

by raydp 5 replies
Does anyone see any benefit in submitting to directories such as these?

breaklinks.com
freedirlist.com
directoryace.com
everythingreduced.net

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Domain name: breaklinks.com

Administrative Contact:

iEntry, Inc.

Richard Ord (bulkregister@ientry.com)

+1.8595142720

Fax: +1.8592199065

2549 Richmond Road, Second Floor

Lexington, KY 40509

US

Technical Contact:

iEntry, Inc.

Richard Ord (bulkregister@ientry.com)

+1.8595142720

Fax: +1.8592199065

2549 Richmond Road, Second Floor

Lexington, KY 40509

US

Registrant Contact:

iEntry, Inc.

Richard Ord ()

Fax:

2549 Richmond Road, Second Floor

Lexington, KY 40509

US

Status: Locked

Name Servers:

DNS1.IENTRYMAIL.COM

DNS2.IENTRYMAIL.COM

PLUTO.IENTRYMAIL.COM

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The whois info is more or less the same for each one of these and they're all on the same "c" block.

It seems that most directory submission services submit to these sites and there are hundreds like them. I would have thought they were of no use, and yet, people rave about some of the services that use them.

Other's views would be appreciated.

Ray
#main internet marketing discussion forum #directories #useless
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  • Profile picture of the author raydp
    Hi,

    These were just a random selection from the default list in the Traffic Mania DirectoryBot from Icansoft, they're not paid directories. Or have I misunderstood your post.

    I submitted and my site dropped about 15 places! OK, this may be coincidence and I know it's said that you can't be penalised for who links to you, but one starts to wonder.

    Thanks,

    Ray
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
      Building too many backlinks, too fast, especially on a new site could get your site dropped from the SERP's.

      Better to submit a few at a time, and do some high PR BL building in between.
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  • Profile picture of the author raydp
    Hi Eric, I am doing as you say and although submitting to all of the directories within DirectoryBot I was only clicking on the emails to the tune of 15 - 20 links a day. When it dawned on me the emails were all pretty well identical, I started to check whois records.

    This site has been up since 2001 and up against sites with up to 8500 backlinks. Mine was #1 with 1400.

    Thanks,

    Ray
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
    ray, care to share what has happened to your site since then?

    It's been over a week since your last post.
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