$500 pr 5 directory listing yes/no?

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I can purchase a listing in a niche directory for $500. There are 20 or so other obl and the page is pr5. Seem outrageously high but a PR5 is calling to me. Leading site in industry.

thoughts?
#$500 #directory #listing #yes or no
  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    simple answer, no. do not need to think about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Tovey
      Never, besides, Google won't count it anyway, it's against their policy.
      It's just a site owner trying to exploit people.
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  • Profile picture of the author kid3378
    Originally Posted by attorneydavid View Post

    I can purchase a listing in a niche directory for $500. There are 20 or so other obl and the page is pr5. Seem outrageously high but a PR5 is calling to me. Leading site in industry.

    thoughts?
    no. i think the listing costs too much. I think the money will be used wisely when invested in paid reviews (relevant) to your website.

    Or look for some bloggers(have relevant pr2+ blog) who can write for your site with a little fee.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Aww hell no. First of all, that is way overpriced. I've seen PR5's for sale for less than half that.

    Secondly, for $500, you could get so much more bang for your buck. You could pay a virtual assistant to go out and manually build links for you for several hours, or pay him to write a bunch of new content, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by attorneydavid View Post

      I can purchase a listing in a niche directory for $500. There are 20 or so other obl and the page is pr5. Seem outrageously high but a PR5 is calling to me. Leading site in industry.

      thoughts?
      Really depends on the directory and if that is a permanent link. People pay $300 to get into the Yahoo directory all the time. If it is very niche specific and an industry leader, possibly even something that can send direct traffic, yeah, I would consider it.

      Originally Posted by Paul Tovey View Post

      Never, besides, Google won't count it anyway, it's against their policy.
      It's just a site owner trying to exploit people.
      It is not against their policy at all. That is nonsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author hipeopo02
    if the site is in your niche (and it should be) then do it. G cant tell you paid for a link. they dont monitor all business transactions. just a search engine guys....just a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author wsiebler
    You could buy, host and own a PR5 site for that investment. I'd probably prefer that path.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Huh? IMO $500 for a single listing seems too expensive even if the link is on PR5 page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bambu
    If the website can send targeted traffic to your website, then the listing is well worth it. If not, then there are better values out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author attorneydavid
    Thanks everyone, I think I'm going to spend the money on other things for now but keeping it on plate for future. This is what I was thinking of BTW ..

    http://www.domaining.com/directory/domain-marketplaces
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    • Profile picture of the author hipeopo02
      Originally Posted by attorneydavid View Post

      Thanks everyone, I think I'm going to spend the money on other things for now but keeping it on plate for future. This is what I was thinking of BTW ..

      http://www.domaining.com/directory/domain-marketplaces

      There are very few things in IM that you know what you will get BEFORE you pay for when you spend that kind of money. That is no correct "pricing" for all people because there are too many variables.

      the PR 5 link is on a site related to your industry and a top one at that right?

      YOU know the true value of what you are trying to do. $500 might be chump change for the effect you get from that link.

      Try to spread that money around and you will have a better chance of getting robbed, not overcharged, flat out robbed.
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewtien
    $500 is too much, and what are the PA & DA of the listing page?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by matthewtien View Post

      $500 is too much, and what are the PA & DA of the listing page?
      Those metrics are worthless for determining the value of anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author adystanley
    I wouldn't pay 500$ for a link. I would spent that money on Guest Posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Looks good, but $500.00... If you want it so much, purchase it, but I would first wait to see what will happen after the next PR update and if it is still PR5 and has UNDER 20 OBL's, then I could change my mind!
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    There are so many alternatives to directories these days, (Yahoo directory is not the sandbox escape tool it once was.)

    Here are some of the few paid directories that get search engine respect, the PR is for their home page.

    Joeant.com pr6
    bestoftheweb.com pr6
    gimpsey.com pr5
    GoGuides.com pr5
    Business.com pr7 perhaps if currently providing doFollow, feeds other biz searches. $299.00 per year, they sell ads as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBScott
    Considering BOTW and Yahoo directory charge less, it seems overpriced as a SEO link, but maybe it has ample advertising merit for you?
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