Is directory submission still important?

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Is directory submission still important or dead? Actually it is time consuming process. Is any benefits of ranking by directory submission?
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  • Profile picture of the author alexjames212
    If you manage to list a few good directories, yes, directory submission is a good strategy. Just make sure that you dont submit your site on a lot of directories in a short time. Just be natural and uniform with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnfsander
      You are right, every SEO should have a high page rank directories list and submit website on daily basis in 15 to 25 directories then i could be helpful .
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        I did a test some 6 months ago: 2 new sites, same niche, going for the same keywords.

        One site, I did 2530 directory submission thingie.

        The other site, I created backlinks from a handful of sites I own (in the same niche).

        The site with the directory backlinks, I got to page 9 for my main keyword; the other site, I got to #5.

        Draw your own conclusions and do what Paul suggested.

        Back in 2011, I used the same 2530 directories on a different site. They, together with 45 or so links from article directories got me to be #2 for a keyword with 6,600 monthly searches. Life was beautiful. Alas, neither ezine sites nor directories of any kind do the trick no mo'.
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        • Profile picture of the author shoeb000
          Originally Posted by DABK View Post

          I did a test some 6 months ago: 2 new sites, same niche, going for the same keywords.

          One site, I did 2530 directory submission thingie.

          The other site, I created backlinks from a handful of sites I own (in the same niche).

          The site with the directory backlinks, I got to page 9 for my main keyword; the other site, I got to #5.

          Draw your own conclusions and do what Paul suggested.

          Back in 2011, I used the same 2530 directories on a different site. They, together with 45 or so links from article directories got me to be #2 for a keyword with 6,600 monthly searches. Life was beautiful. Alas, neither ezine sites nor directories of any kind do the trick no mo'.
          DABK has covered all the details with case study, leaving nobody guessing.
          I would suggest people to keep the history of google algorithm update handy, so that you will keep yourself updated on what is working and what has been "google slapped".
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  • Profile picture of the author davidmillernyc
    Yes, It is good. You can use high quality content and directory for your promotions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sherylpeter
    Google bot likes old and authorized directories which as high pr.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jammy123
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      Yes Directory Submission help you much as if high quality sites are more restricted then if possible directory submission, social bookmarking, and other social network are more useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexchen23
    Local niche related business directories can still be beneficial, but avoid free submissions to poor directories as Google does not favor those links.
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  • Profile picture of the author richasharma
    Yeah it's plays an important role but it's really a time taking process and folks stop using this technique.
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  • Profile picture of the author atharahmed71
    Dear it is important but it is very hard to get the list of good rating directories because google had banned lots of directories
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Originally Posted by JulietK View Post

    Is directory submission still important or dead? Is any benefits of ranking by directory submission?
    For gaining backlinks directory submissions will not help you because this method was abused these past few years and lots of them are low quality sites but few of them are premium which is paid and has limited time exposures.

    Directory submission has nothing to do with rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author mminhajuddin
      Originally Posted by KylieSweet View Post

      For gaining backlinks directory submissions will not help you because this method was abused these past few years and lots of them are low quality sites but few of them are premium which is paid and has limited time exposures.

      Directory submission has nothing to do with rankings.
      Yes, i also agree with KylieSweet. I heard same things from one of seo expert.
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  • Profile picture of the author Puja Raj
    No its not like that Directory should be High pr
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  • Profile picture of the author hieronymusf01
    Ya, itsa part of off page SEO and it is an important to get quality link.
    The websites must be of high pr and DA.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Yes, as long as those directories are RELATED to your site's niche! Also don't forget to pay attention if they are not already SPAMMED. If you have time use different title & description for BEST results!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Originally Posted by JulietK View Post

    Is directory submission still important or dead?
    It's dead and buried.

    Run from and ignore ANYONE who says different.
    That includes most of the bot/spammers above.

    They are clueless.

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Nazimjoseph
    Yes it is good for SEO, but it is not one which is defined in Google's Algorithm ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sherylpeter
    Old and high pr directories are still useful for your website ranking boosting and google likes these sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jane1
    Directories are also good platform to share information and these play a crucial role in getting good back links that are useful for organic searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author harrysuyal
    you use high rank upto 4 pr directories submission to promote your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author designandplace
    What has happened to this forum? Warriors used to be great now it's just a lot of bad advice.

    Long live warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pradeepseo
    Yes its important. But these directories should be of differant ip and fast approval directories.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Pradeespseo of Guaranteed SEO Services, do you even know what you're saying?

      Originally Posted by Pradeepseo View Post

      Yes its important. But these directories should be of differant ip and fast approval directories.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
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      Originally Posted by Pradeepseo View Post

      Yes its important. But these directories should be of differant ip and fast approval directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author dronehawk
    Do you mean article directory submission eg ezine? If so, they no longer work nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deborah English
    You can say that old directories are good to getting backlink. The reason to get backlink from directory is to relevant backlink with the help of directory you can get relevant backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjohn93
    Nothing is dead all the things are important for SEO purpose, But make sure you create links by natural links.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      I made scrambled eggs this morning. That has not helped my SEO at all.

      If I had posted a crappy article on some ezine and gotten 2 nofollow links, I'd have wasted my time.

      Lucky for me, I made scrambled eggs, and that's helped me. I guess it's helping my SEO indirectly because I can concentrate on building links that work.

      Originally Posted by chrisjohn93 View Post

      Nothing is dead all the things are important for SEO purpose, But make sure you create links by natural links.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by chrisjohn93 View Post

      But make sure you create links by natural links.
      You don't "create natural links". By definition natural link is something that someone else points to your site.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author legendcrest
    Yes. Directory submission is still a good way to get links but you must focus on relevance and human edited directory
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  • Profile picture of the author dewalds86
    Originally Posted by JulietK View Post

    Is directory submission still important or dead? Actually it is time consuming process. Is any benefits of ranking by directory submission?
    SEO in general is a time consuming process. I think it is important to be listed in local directories but shouldn't be overdone.

    Just choose your directories carefully and submit to the best ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author kavyaanjali
    Directory submission plays an essential role in promoting new ventures in internet.
    Benefits of directory submission-
    1.Increasing backlinks of website.
    2.Helps in permanent listing in other website.
    3.Uses anchor texts for hyperlinks to your website link popularity.
    4.Niche directory website list helps to get relevant backlinks.
    5.Guarantees in effective search engine indexing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sophiarivera07
    Yes, Directory Submission is important. But submit your site only HIGH PR sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by sophiarivera07 View Post

      Yes, Directory Submission is important. But submit your site only HIGH PR sites.
      There's no such thing as "high PR site". And there newer was. PR stands for Pagerank, and it's about the strength of an individual page. Also, the publicly visible score has not been updated in nearly two years.

      Did you check the backlink profile of the directory, and find that there were no hidden monsters there? What kind of page does your link end on? Is that page strong? Is it paginated? How many links are there on that page to share the same "Google juice"? It's not a new weak page?

      These are relevant questions if you're considering a directory. Just consider the question of the backlink profile: most directories I've seen tossed around on forum such as WF are either as scary as a balrog, or so weak that you should not waste your time.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author vikasjagdev
    yes, it is very useful fo improoving page ranking
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