how important are directory for seo?

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  1. elcape

    elcape New Member

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    how important are directories for seo?

    i need to know before spending a lot of hours submitting to hundreds maybe thousands of directories
     
  2. Kazoo

    Kazoo New Member

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    Submitting to directories will not directly help your Page Rank from an SEO perspective.

    However, by submitting to directories you may see an increase in site traffic.

    Kazoo
     
  3. elcape

    elcape New Member

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    Kazoo

    why wont help in my seo

    because most of them have a no follow tag in the links
     
  4. ishie

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    Directory submission is a good way to generate one-way links. You can also generate traffic from submitting to popular directories.
     
  5. Kazoo

    Kazoo New Member

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    Google gives little or no weight to Links from directories.

    They virtually do not count.

    In my humble opinion, if you have to go out and submit to hundreds of directories just to 'try' and get PR, then there is something very wrong with your on-site SEO.

    However, by submitting your site to good directories and also submitting your articles to good reputable article directories, this way people can find your site see that you have good solid content and naturally Link to you.

    This is the only way it could help your PR.

    Just merely having your site listed for a "link" purpose is not going to change anything, because as I said previously google virtually "dis-counts" directory links.
     
  6. Kazoo

    Kazoo New Member

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    In response to this...

    Why would you put a "no-follow" on an Inbound Link???

    Even if google gave weight to directory Links...which they dont...your directory link would be dis-counted.

    The whole point of having an Inbound link is so that the Search Engine algorythm can follow the link..otherwise how on earth is it going to know where the link came from or the PR of the linking page so that you get some of the link juice??

    If you have "no-follow" you will automatically disqualify any inbound link!
     
  7. elcape

    elcape New Member

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    why not??????????
     
  8. bailey.rein

    bailey.rein New Member

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    Directory submission provides natural links and helps generate traffic as well.
     
  9. Cynthia

    Cynthia New Member

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    directory submissions are still important as they vary your backlink sources however search engines have devalued many directory sites. I would suggest you get your website listed in human reviewed directories as google knows who these are.
     
  10. ellehc

    ellehc Banned

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    Directory submission is for your site backlinks and traffic.
     
  11. Toshiedo

    Toshiedo New Member

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    Bit of an old thread but thought it was worth saying that it is still worth submitting your site to directories. Look for high page rank directories, localised if possible. You may need to pay for some listings but it's worth it if they are dofollows and they increase your page rank.
     
  12. orangecopper

    orangecopper New Member

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    directory submissions are really critical n important part of SEO beyond doubt!

    cheers
    joshu
     
  13. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I disagree. Directory's certainly have their value, but they are by no means critical.
     
  14. alfredwinston

    alfredwinston Banned

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    directory submission are very important to a web site's growth and popularity, if done properly it can give a web site a massive boost and attract thousands of visitors over night.
     
  15. ASaroja

    ASaroja New Member

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    Submitting to directories will not generally help SEO or traffic. Yahoo and Dmoz directories are good for SEO and traffic. Most of other directories gives very small value. But if you are getting links from geographically related and niche directories, benefits will be good.
     
  16. megaupfront

    megaupfront New Member

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    I read that Google doesn't count recipricals from directories much anymore. Press releases are a much better way to go I think and I have just started using them.
     
  17. atco123

    atco123 New Member

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    Directory submission

    Direcotry submission is really good for site ranking and increase traffice on our site. We can do one way directory submission, Two Way And Three Way Directory submissions.. There are also paid directory submission but its not preferable..

    So Submit your site in High PR directories.. Its an easy task..
     
  18. hankyjohn

    hankyjohn New Member

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    very useful indeed. they increase backlink count and helps in link popularity
     
  19. zen

    zen New Member

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    Depends on the directories you may want your site being listed, directories submission add traffic to your site.
     
  20. eonic

    eonic New Member

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    why don't you submit yourself to a directory then?
     

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