Open Directory, Important for SEO

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Are open directories have important rules for SEO?. If yes, how to get SEO benefit from them?
#directory #important #open #seo
  • Profile picture of the author majorcheaphazard
    DMOZ died long time ago :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author nilsomudro
    Recently, I've learned from many SEO specialists that, Directory submission is dead by new Google Update, I have known that this is because nowadays people don't want to use directory sites to find their website. Currently, I am working as a SEO Expert in a company. My senior also say that directory submission is dead, so we don't submit our site to any directory.
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    • Profile picture of the author sivagopi
      Originally Posted by nilsomudro View Post

      Recently, I've learned from many SEO specialists that, Directory submission is dead by new Google Update, I have known that this is because nowadays people don't want to use directory sites to find their website. Currently, I am working as a SEO Expert in a company. My senior also say that directory submission is dead, so we don't submit our site to any directory.
      Hi,

      I could not agree with this as.

      I have analyzed some top ranking sites and some of them are still having links from hign quality directory submisssion sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author AbhinayaSree
      Whether this fact is true that directory is not being accepted by Google, please give me the right suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Not all but most of the webmasters still rely on web directory submissions so you can still take some benefit of traffic (or backlinks) from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nile Anderson
      Of course,web directories would give you quality backlinks but condition is that "those web directories should have high Google page rank).
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by webdevpro View Post

      Not all but most of the webmasters still rely on web directory submissions so you can still take some benefit of traffic (or backlinks) from them.
      If that statement is true, then no wonder people fail.

      The day I rely on web directory submissions, is the day
      I will check myself into an insane asylum.

      Of course, that statement is not even close to being true.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Not only High PR, but also a high authority and it would be better to be a very old domain (at least 5,6 years)
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  • Profile picture of the author majorcheaphazard
    A better thing to do is work on niche / local directories. It's more beneficial.
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    • Profile picture of the author inflexi
      Originally Posted by majorcheaphazard View Post

      A better thing to do is work on niche / local directories. It's more beneficial.
      yes that's aboslutely right .Niche directories are more beneficial than general web directory .So go for local /niche directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Green Moon
    General directories are effectively worthless from an SEO standpoint. I don't know that niche directories are much better, but at least some prominent professional directories such as lawyers (dot) com and 1800dentist (dot) com spend a lot of time and advertising money to get people to use their directories, so there may be some benefit.
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  • Profile picture of the author anamikasingh
    Yes, open directories are important for Seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steffy Rose
    Directories will give large amount of traffic to our website,.,. As well as , it helps to get quality backlinks to our website..!
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  • Profile picture of the author carrotdogs
    Despite what some people have said, I have still found open directories to be very useful as part of my seo. I do not rely on them, they just compliment other online activities. It is a good way of getting high PR authoritative links, if you spend time selecting the right directories to submit to.
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  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    Completely relying on only directories or forum signatures is bad idea, but mixing all those - is very good idea for good SEO
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    • Profile picture of the author ajajahmedshaikh
      Yes Open Directory it is very important for seo
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  • Profile picture of the author rtysernd
    You can still do the open directories, but at the same time, it is better for you to try many other methods like social network etc. The more ways,the better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author makqlex00
    I think now high PR directories are working well ..
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Thomson
      Open directories are no longer helpful since google panda and penguin updates, but i'm sure that google is still considering links from dmoz
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      • Profile picture of the author ericfox
        According to me General directories are effectively worthless from an SEO standpoint. I don't know that niche directories are much better.There are many open directory site,so every site is not so important for SEO result but some are there.
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  • Profile picture of the author revion
    no more usability of directories, as Google Panda and penguin is updated directories and articles sort out from back linking.
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  • Profile picture of the author BombyDimpu
    Open Directories are very essential for SEO ... It's one time work for each website.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapseoplans
    Open directory project is still pretty important ... its just that the links approval rarely comes thru soon enough.

    Best is to submit and re-check every 6 to 7 months while focusing on other SEO opportunities in the meantime.

    Best of Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Devid1
    Open directory is very helpful for all the search engine.
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