Paid for Directory Listings Worth It?

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I am currently working on generating some citations to hopefully improve local search rankings. I keep running into Add Your Business--and give us money.

Are these paid for listings any more important than the free ones SEO wise? I am seeing competitor business being listed in many of these directories that cost a fee per month and adding them all up I can't imagine a business paying that much to just be listed in an online directory.

I have hit all of the major ones but and filtering down through less popular ones to hopefully get some additional traction.
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  • Profile picture of the author netmatrix
    Some of these directories started out with free listings and then changed over to paid listings. We have several sites ourselves that were grandfathered into these directories before they switched to a paid status so not everyone listed in these directories actually paid.

    I would be open to pay to be listed in a directory (for the benefit of potential visitors, not for SEO purposes) but on a case by case basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    If Alexa rank is good enough then you can pay for feature listing, this way you would get some traffic along with links as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

      If Alexa rank is good enough then you can pay for feature listing, this way you would get some traffic along with links as well.
      You are so full of penguin crap....I can't believe you actually re-read
      what you write, cuz you'd be on the floor laughing. Like everyone else.

      Paid directories are junk. Case closed.

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      • Profile picture of the author online only
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        You are so full of penguin crap....I can't believe you actually re-read
        what you write, cuz you'd be on the floor laughing. Like everyone else.

        Paid directories are junk. Case closed.

        Paul
        How come this Hansons is still not banned? I'm reporting on him every frikin day and nothing happens. He still continues to contribute utter garbage from day 1.

        This is just sick, ppl are getting so much mixed signals because of him.
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        • Profile picture of the author Hansons
          Originally Posted by online only View Post

          How come this Hansons is still not banned? I'm reporting on him every frikin day and nothing happens. He still continues to contribute utter garbage from day 1.

          This is just sick, ppl are getting so much mixed signals because of him.
          Well, for this post, I'm researching, when I would have evidence, I would post here..

          But for you other thread, I have replied here:

          http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...page-rank.html

          here you said: Content doesn't matter. PR = only links

          Which is totally wrong and you are misguiding others..
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          • Profile picture of the author online only
            Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

            Well, for this post, I'm researching, when I would have evidence, I would post here..

            But for you other thread, I have replied here:

            http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...page-rank.html

            here you said: Content doesn't matter. PR = only links

            Which is totally wrong and you are misguiding others..
            Dude, learn the basics of SEO. PR is calculated by links. If you have epic content and everyone loves it, but you get no backlinks your PR will stay 0. No matter how many visitors you get, no matter how "cool" your page is etc.
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            • Profile picture of the author Hansons
              Originally Posted by online only View Post

              Dude, learn the basics of SEO. PR is calculated by links. If you have epic content and everyone loves it, but you get no backlinks your PR will stay 0. No matter how many visitors you get, no matter how "cool" your page is etc.
              You get pr 0 after pr NA so there is movement in PR?

              How did PR move from NA to 0? if there is no link?

              And you also need to learn, no one knows SEO completely, if you say that you are an SEO then you are nothing..... SEO is all about knowing algorithm of search engines and search engines don't share their algorithm, only guesses work here.

              And the reference I have given from WebProWorld forum is an education forum for SEO, and the person who has replied is your Grand Father.
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              • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
                Originally Posted by Hansons View Post


                And the reference I have given from WebProWorld forum is an education forum for SEO, and the person who has replied is your Grand Father.
                How do you know that?

                I want to see a paternity test.
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                • Profile picture of the author Hansons
                  Originally Posted by Backlinko View Post

                  How do you know that?

                  I want to see a paternity test.
                  Sir, you would get peternity test when you take out ego from you.... you have to respect others too....you shouldn't think that you are only knowledgeable person and others are not..

                  You would get the answer here What is PageRank for? - Page 2
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                  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
                    Listen pal, you are mixing up what PR is good for, and what
                    PR is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read the title of that thread, What is
                    PageRank for?

                    PageRank, PR is based ONLY and you should repeat that over and over
                    so you do not forget it, is based ONLY on the power of backlinks. Period.

                    What PR means and is used for, is an entirely different matter.

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                    • Profile picture of the author Hansons
                      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

                      Listen pal, you are mixing up what PR is good for, and what
                      PR is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read the title of that thread, What is
                      PageRank for?

                      PageRank, PR is based ONLY and you should repeat that over and over
                      so you do not forget it, is based ONLY on the power of backlinks. Period.

                      What PR means and is used for, is an entirely different matter.

                      Paul
                      Sir you are mixing up here..

                      In the thread it is clearly written

                      "PageRank is the probability of a page being randomly visited, and is mathematically calculated using only counts of pages and links"

                      Page being randomly visited = traffic


                      OK, lets understand it practically..

                      Any domain has traffic, say type-in traffic due to popularity of the name, for example mobile.com

                      What would you say, wouldn't mobile.com get page rank until you build links for this?
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            • Profile picture of the author paulgl
              Originally Posted by online only View Post

              Dude, learn the basics of SEO. PR is calculated by links. If you have epic content and everyone loves it, but you get no backlinks your PR will stay 0. No matter how many visitors you get, no matter how "cool" your page is etc.
              Forget it man. This guy is just "out there" waiting to post a WSO.

              This clown does not know that PageRank is based ONLY on backlinks.
              And that my friends, is why this penguin zombie needs to be ignored.
              It is just a troll.

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              • Profile picture of the author Hansons
                Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

                Forget it man. This guy is just "out there" waiting to post a WSO.

                This clown does not know that PageRank is based ONLY on backlinks.
                And that my friends, is why this penguin zombie needs to be ignored.
                It is just a troll.

                Paul
                Sir, I still respect you, I agree with your points too..

                Page rank can be increased by building backlinks, I agree with you here, but there is other things too, apart from links?

                If you say that page rank is gained by building only links, then you are wrong here.

                If you are saying so then you have to provide proof. Is this information anywhere officially?



                This is not my point but I am giving you from WebProWorld forum:

                "PageRank is the probability of a page being randomly visited, and is mathematically calculated using only counts of pages and links." by deepsand here.


                If you prove it wrong and you provide any evidence where it says that only links are needed to increase page rank then you can report it to moderator, you can ban me thinking that I'm a spammer here..
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                • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
                  Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

                  Sir, I still respect you, I agree with your points too..

                  Page rank can be increased by building backlinks, I agree with you here, but there is other things too, apart from links?

                  If you say that page rank is gained by building only links, then you are wrong here.

                  If you are saying so then you have to provide proof. Is this information anywhere officially?



                  This is not my point but I am giving you from WebProWorld forum:

                  "PageRank is the probability of a page being randomly visited, and is mathematically calculated using only counts of pages and links." by deepsand here.
                  Hansons,

                  Just because someone posted it on another forum, doesn't make it right. I have no idea who deepsand is, but in this case they are absolutely clueless.

                  PageRank is determined by inbound links. That's it. Nothing else.
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      • Profile picture of the author zon27
        what about paid directories that place your link on actual PR+1 with DA+15?
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  • Profile picture of the author shaaam2007
    If you have some kind of business that need direct and convertible user then paid directories are not bad option. But if you want to get backlinks then you have see the the status of that directory and overall theme of it. Then you can go for paid solution for such kind of web directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author freelanceronline
    If you are in search of good backlinks than this only matters for NAP. but if you are in search of Marketing and want leads than you can choose to buy featured listing which can cause good traffic and Leads to your clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielph
    Depends of the niche you are, if you are in marketing niche this can help you a lot. Maybe few years ago directories was more powerful than now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    It may be that thread creator is a little week in English, but the content is posted in the thread that is by experienced person whom you can't ignore, and I'm sure you may be knowing him..

    And it is all about how to get page rank....
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      You should be banned. You have no clue as to how google
      calculates PageRank. You give me some nonsense
      thread by some nonsense person?!??!?!?!?

      Come on man. It is sooooooooooo laughable that you
      pass youself off, and don't know one dang thing about
      PR. It is calculated only from links. That's it. Nothing
      more, nothing less. More specific, link analysys. How
      good, authoritative, trustworthy are those backlinks?

      You cannot reason away what a fool believes.

      You will obviously continue to be mixed up on PR.

      Case closed.

      PageRank was developed at Stanford by the founders
      of google. It is not anywhere close to being what you
      think it is.

      PageRank is patented and trademarked. You know
      nothing about it. Period.

      If you look close at your quote, it is not written correctly.

      It should say something like "the pages that have links"

      Exactly. It analyzes the pages that have backlinks to you!

      B I N G O! Has nothing to do with the content on YOUR website.
      And nothing to do with the amount of traffic your website gets!

      So let's clean up the "experts" quote,
      "PageRank is the probability of a page being randomly visited, and is mathematically calculated using only counts of pages and links"

      And change it to:
      is mathematically calculated using only analysis of pages with links.

      Traffic? Oh man.

      Paul
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