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Is Directory submission still useful?

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  1. johnyroger

    johnyroger New Member

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    Submitting links to free directories, a waste of time or useful in building back links. I think as of today directories are not considered that much effective as it used to be. Is it worth spending time on?
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    I only spend a little time placing links in directories.
    Better to put them in than not bother
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    even i m also waiting for its answer... nice question buddy...
    because i heard a lot from my web developer friends they said now a days directories count as a spam.. they said submit ur link in gud dir. i dont know how to judge......
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    You can judge them via try outs. Say you submit to some number of directories and you didn't gain any substantial backlinks after some months of being posted to the directory, then it doesn't work for your website. But mine still have some gains from it, although I basically don't focus on that particular link building strategy.
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    Submit directory still usefull for SEO, but it slow effect. Social Bookmark is better than quick for trafic.
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    I still do submit my site on web directories but only to those directories that have high quality. Since my site is locally based in Australia, I do submit my site on Australian Web Directories to help increase my site's visibility on local search results.
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    yes directory submission is still useful
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    No, not all directories.. There are few trusted directories which can give you strong backlinks.
    Search engines scan their respective directories like Yahoo! directory and DMOZ for displaying results to the users.
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    Good SEO friendly Directory websites are still useful. But it takes lot of time to get our submission approved.:)
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    Ignore directory submission for time being because there are many websites have been penalised due to unnatural links and mostly websites are directories which have been banned by google.
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    Directory submission is effective but it takes some time to get approve. Submit only to few directories which has high page rank.
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    Some directories still has effects like for example DMOZ, BOTW and yahoo directory and some other high pr directories.
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    Directory submission is really effective and it will provide permanent back links which are really useful for getting pagerank.
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    Directory Submission is still useful or effective for SEO. Try to submit in high page rank or top sites, you will get good result.
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    Directory submission is still useful because we can get direct backlinks from them and google can crawl our site easily if it is added directory.
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    Yes Directory submission is important in SEO
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    it is still important.today search engines have taken over but directories have not lost their importance yet. you cannot obviously expect too much traffic from a directory submission.. but you can expect an improvement in your search engine placement.
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    Directory submission is still useful for SEO and Backlinks. But there are many web directories that i would recommend that the DMOZ and yahoo directory. Directory Submission site that you are going on more highly reputable site you wanted to list on, the more the possibility your listing will be more visited than on other site.
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    Yah, it still works well for me.

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