Is Directory Ssubmission Good way for SEO

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Some people say directory submission is not good way of seo off page caused if we submit directory submission then then our site will be penalized by Google, But I have a query that I analyzed our website competitor where got top 1,2,3 had submitted more directory submission and made bulk back link of directory where directory is not too good and got porn sponsor ad in there directory site where I am not submitting our website links, Please let me know I should do there or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author netanel23
    You know the answer. Directory links are actively being penalized. Just because the site that ranks well has some directory links doesn't mean that's the reason why. In fact it's only a matter of time till that site gets a penalty as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author arianna143
      Originally Posted by netanel23 View Post

      You know the answer. Directory links are actively being penalized. Just because the site that ranks well has some directory links doesn't mean that's the reason why. In fact it's only a matter of time till that site gets a penalty as well.
      I totally disagree with your this statements. Directory submissions are not being penalized but if you made the 5+ PR backlinks from directory submissions website then it will never penalized your website but the thing is that the links must be relevant to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author tcrews
    In one word - No
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Even if it was a good directory there's usually too many links on any category page for your link to get much juice. Many directories are generic and not niche-specific.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cody Butler
      Originally Posted by Assignmentwriter View Post

      Instant approval directories are best to get good results.
      No way, every spammers goes after these, it's the only links a spammer can get because they are automating crap content. Editorial approval is much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    Always submit Your Website on High PR, Quality and Do-Follow Directory Sites. As mostly directory links Google treated it as Spammy links.

    Remember "Always Quality Matters Not Quantity"
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaditya321
    Thanks buddy for your reply, but one is a major problems in which quality directory I used, while quality directory is not approved as dmoz caused I have try many times for still no one our link approved then where I should go for quality directory, saying is very simple to submit quality directory but practically it is very top job. If any one can give some tips where we can get our approval link in quality directory.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    Some High PR Directory site used Reciprocal link exchange you can try this way to get fast approval.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cerf
    Make a list of potential directories to submit, then check their CF/TF (and perhaps DA/PA too), and submit to those with the highest numbers.
    Also, if they are free, they are more likely to get spammed hard, and google hates that. Ignore free dirs. Paying 15$ for a good directory listing should work well!
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    • Profile picture of the author Varz
      If directories are so horrible then why do the homepage and subpages of paid web directories still show up in search results?

      There is nothing wrong with directories. The problem is that the vast majority of directories are horrible and are webspam that Google should be trying to eradicate.

      You can quickly find the top 10 or so paid quality directories that all require a fee to review your site. I have no problem paying for a review. Nothing is free. I've found they all work fine for me.

      If you can find a well run, paid directory that only operates in your niche then that's one of the easiest ways to get a decent link. Sadly, they are extremely rare.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aaditya321
      Originally Posted by Cerf View Post

      Make a list of potential directories to submit, then check their CF/TF (and perhaps DA/PA too), and submit to those with the highest numbers.
      Also, if they are free, they are more likely to get spammed hard, and google hates that. Ignore free dirs. Paying 15$ for a good directory listing should work well!
      Hey Cerf,
      I have listen that if we get paid links(means paid directory..) then according to Google algorithm my website will be penalized soon then why we use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayanta dey
    I think you should use high pr, quality directory sites for directory submission. But don't do too much, otherwise it will treat as spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author RandySwanston
    Gone are the days where you could submit your website to 1000s of link directories for SEO purpose. Ofcourse you can get listed on some popular directories like Dmoz, Yahoo etc. And not on other "just sprouted" directories. If you do it, then you are screwed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bharathipriya
    No. Google is constantly monitoring directories and too many spammy directories are removed from Google index itself. But there are also so many good directories available throughout the web.

    Submit to any directory after checking for following details. (some best practices)

    Google Page rank need to be >=5
    Check site:websitename in google search to find whether the website is deindexed from google or not
    If you are experiencing any manual action penalty in your website, do check all your backlinks from spammy directories and disavow it
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  • Profile picture of the author gknugurlu
    Yes it still have effect. But don't submit everywhere. Choose only web directories that are high PR ranked and that are good quality. Don't submit to directories that are poor, this will affect your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author RDB85
    I would not bother to be honest. It is an old seo trick that worked many years ago in order to gain high quality links. There are better methods out there to gaining links. Think quality not quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Kaushik
    At present, Directory submissions with low PR websites are useless. But if you are doing with well-reputed websites like dmoz and all then it is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenichanin
    Only dmoz, Yahoo directory, and a few other more prestigious directories matter. But it's at a point where you can pretty much just avoid those. Getting into dmoz takes forever and is not really worth all that time and effort.
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  • I believe it all comes down to looking natural. If you submit your business into niche related directories and your overall backlink portfolio is balanced relative to types of backlinks (forum, blog, bookmark, web 2.0, video, etc), you cannot be guilty of any SEO sins. Natural is the mantra.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaditya321
    Every people is saying try to submit dmoz directory i have tried to submit our link many times on the dmoz directory but still no one my link approved in dmoz directory then why we should be submit dmoz directory.
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  • Profile picture of the author arpitseo
    No you should not touch or place any link in any type of directory. It is being considered spam off page activity by Google.

    If you try to place in Dmoz that will be very useful for the website.

    Thanks,
    Arpit
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  • Profile picture of the author guaranteed1
    yes you are rite Arpit...
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  • Profile picture of the author guaranteed1
    directory submission is not best for seo..But we says its good..its my thing
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  • Profile picture of the author guaranteed1
    I am seo expert.I have needed some high pr bookmarking site list any friend provide this.its important.
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  • Profile picture of the author reddy183
    Hi Aaditya321,

    Yes, We need work high page rank directories only. Through this process we will get some good link juice.

    Regards,
    Reddy Sekhar Reddy.K,
    SEO Analyst.
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    • Profile picture of the author Varz
      Here is what Matt Cutts says about paid directories:


      Here is another older one where Matt Cutts specifically states that Yahoo Directory and BOTW are both fine:

      What types of directories are seen as sources of paid links? - YouTube

      As I mentioned earlier, the directory has to be a good one and there are very few good ones. It has to have quality guidelines and not just accept everyone that pays the review fee. You can easily find a list of the top 10 or so good paid directories. Just be prepared to spend a little money for the reviews and be prepared to be rejected if your site is garbage.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelvv
    i think some high pr directory sites with good PA and DA
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  • Profile picture of the author keyforge
    I will also add DMOZ as one directory that Google loves.
    But for other directories, who knows? Time will only tell and to make your SEO work for the long haul, we should now stay away from directories because Google is actually actively penalizing lots of directories.
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