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Search Engine Optimization => Link Building => Topic started by: Alex on 04-20-2010, 19:43:45

Title: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: Alex on 04-20-2010, 19:43:45
I run a small business buying and selling Cisco networking equipment, things like routers, switches, firewalls, etc....

I'm actively working on link building, and I am on the fence as to whether to cough up the cash for a paid directory inclusion in Dir.Yahoo.com, Business.com, Botw, etc....

Doing quite a bit of linked article submission, heavily targeting about a dozen keywords/phrases. Also selective linked blog commenting and a few other tactics....there are not a ton of "industry relevant" sites without opportunities for followed links.

Looking for the opinion of experienced link builders...are paid inclusion in these premier directories a "must have". I am not a cheapskate by any means, but something about paid directories with annual renewals rubs me the wrong way.
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: Xatsker on 04-20-2010, 19:45:00
They're not absolutely necessary, especially if you're having success getting links from other solid sites. I usually use a few paid directories as a base -- just something to get things started with. But I've pretty much given up on directories that only offer an annually renewable listing. If I'm going to pay to get into a directory, I want to pay once and be done with it.
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: mangoface on 05-02-2010, 03:46:27
It's all about experimentation, for some niches getting included into those directories may help but  in most cases you really don't need it. I only submit my sites to very niche directories. I find that helps most!
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: bigzee on 05-02-2010, 04:33:09
It used to work great in the good old days  :P

However now the effects are much less, google seems to love in content links in highly related articles. I still submit to directories but not as much!
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: truffleshuffle on 05-02-2010, 23:24:32
Yahoo directory, DMOZ etc are all old ways of getting your site noticed. Having a listing on any of them takes more time and effort than it's worth. I personally have quite a few sites on DMOZ (sure it's not paid, but it's supposed to be exclusive), mainly old ones and I don't really see any of them having a boost or gaining any benefit from being on them.

In terms of traffic refferals I literally get no traffic from them!
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: Sevam on 05-03-2010, 07:23:23
It is almost impossible to get into dmoz.
So to promote site, you can pay for inclusion, but i have never done it.
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: Andrew11 on 05-06-2010, 16:34:35
I don't like anything to do with monthly/annual fees subscriptions via online transaction I think it's crazy Paypal allows this without a second verified consent every month/year.  These kinds of fees really add up
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: jean12 on 05-19-2010, 01:39:00
I used to use directory links when I first got into creating websites, however, I've been using them lesser and lesser as time passed by as I don't find them as useful as I did before as Google didn't pay much attention to these.

It might work for the nature of your business though it all depends really, because I had very different websites.
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: alexmike on 05-19-2010, 17:22:01
I don't know about you but I wouldn't spend too much time paying for a directory submission. i haven' t found it to be very useful lately. maybe it was in the beginning but not any more.
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: fiant on 09-15-2010, 20:21:44
I don't know about you but I wouldn't spend too much time paying for a directory submission. i haven' t found it to be very useful lately. maybe it was in the beginning but not any more.

Yes of course
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: kathleenrivero on 11-01-2010, 04:37:22
There are lots of high PR sites wherein you can submit your links for free. The key to good SEO would be really good content and linkbuilding, so I suggest that you make sure first that your site would be well worth the visit, otherwise, all your SEO efforts would be useless. Make sure that everything is up and running the right way, like for example, if you are selling something, make sure that all links - especially for payment and the like - are working. Once you are sure everything is in place, then concentrate on making your site search-engine friendly. Linkbuilding through article writing and social bookmarking would be good methods. You should just make sure, though, that you do not do any spamming activities, otherwise, you will end up banned by the search engines.

Article writing can be a tiresome affair, though, especially if you need to churn out lots of original articles on the same topics. The good news is that there are article software that can help you out. They are not free, though, but I can say that they are all worth it. They are the following:


1. UAW or Unique Article Wizard - this is for submission to hundreds to thousands of article submission sites all at once.
 
2. The Best Spinner - this is for spinning hundreds of unique articles.

3. Article Toolbox  - this is for creating thousands of resource boxes, article titles, and author names all in a few minutes.

4. SEnuke - submits to reputable sites automatically. Can do social networking, bookmarking, and article submissions in one.

I use all of these software and so far, I am pleased with the results.

Cheers! :)
Title: Re: Link Building: Paid Directory Inclusion
Post by: anjali0222 on 01-16-2017, 04:38:34
Yahoo directory, DMOZ and so on are all old methods for getting your site took note. Having a posting on any of them takes additional time and exertion than it's worth. I for one have many locales on DMOZ (beyond any doubt it's not paid, but rather it should be selective), primarily old ones and I don't generally observe any of them having a support or increasing any advantage from being on them.