How Effective Are Directories?
Posted 04 May 2007 - 05:22 PM
The level of effort and opportunity cost aren't there anymore to warrant spending time going after directories any more.
I'd say just stick to Yahoo, Best of the Web, and DMOZ if you must go after anything. One thing to note... even Yahoo knows that directories are on the decline.
Yahoo! Removes Category (Directory) Links from Under Search Results: http://www.seroundta...ves/012844.html
Posted 04 May 2007 - 05:28 PM
In short, directories can be some of the most worthless links and some of the most valuable.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 01:41 PM
There are few directories which can help as the directory page has related high quality content and outbound links. You can get a good list of directories by scanning your competitors links.
Type link:competitor.com -site:competitor.com keyphrase directory in yahoo and you will get useful directories. DO NOT SUBMIT TO NON REVIEW Directories, do not submit to 301 redirection directories, do not submit to content copying directories.
Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:41 AM
Posted 23 May 2007 - 06:13 PM
As effective as cemeteries.
Exactly! And unless one wants to be buried in the middle of their local mall, I suspect we'll all eventually discover that cemeteries are very effective . . . at performing their designated purpose.
A good directory can similarly be very effective at performing its designated purpose. Ask your local librarian. I think they only become grossly ineffective when their purpose is subverted to something never intended. Like search engine rankings?
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