Is directory submission still effective??

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  1. dhanraj

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    Hello experts, i would like to know that Do directory submission is still effective?? i don't find any change with my site. Is anyone experiencing the same ??please share your views .
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  2. morriswilson58

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    For SEO, Directory submission is also important part for optimization. Directory submission definitely helps in keywords ranking. For keyword ranking submit the website in high PR and high domain authority directories.
     
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    Directory submission still works for SEO. It counts as backlinks. However the Directory submission most be of quality one rather than doing the quantity thing. Also, you need some quality contents in your site with originality.
     
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    NO! At least not most low-quality link directories. First of all, most pages in a directory have no page rank themselves to pass on. Many are not even indexed by the search engines. Even if a page does have any page rank, page rank is split between so many outgoing links that any benefit is negligible.

    Worse yet, if you rely heavily on links from directories (you know those offers "1,000 directory submissions for $15), you are likely to end up with an unnatural linking pattern and your site will be penalized by Google, not rewarded.

    There are a few exceptions. If your industry has a high ranking, well-respected directory that is limited to linking to high quality sites, then you may benefit from being in that directory.

    Otherwise,submitting your site to directories is a waste of time and money, and possibly worse. It may even penalize your site.
     
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    I didn't think they were important anymore. I'm pretty sure the new algorithm has gone in the opposite direction now whereby your site has to provide the visitor something unique and that will help them.
     
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    High quality and authority directory submission is still effective and will get your site a quality link juice.
     
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    I would like to recommend that only do high quality directory submissions and don't do submissions on mirror websites.
     
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    Directory Submission is part of off page SEO Activity. It is useful for them who submit their site's link in high pr and high domain authority directory site. So, this submission will helpful for your site.
     
  9. Trevor

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    Directory submission does pretty much nothing for SEO – the only exception to this is DMoz. Why? Because Google knows that it is very easy for webmasters to submit their sites to every directory under the sun, so having links from all those directories means nothing about their sites' popularity or quality. DMoz, on the other hand, strictly regulates its entries, so only worthwhile sites will be listed there.
     
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    Directory Submission is still effective for website promotion, But submission should be relevant sites and high pr.
     
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    directory submission can be carried out as a part of the search engine optimization strategy, you can’t depend on it for getting the right results. Although you can carry out directory submissions on a daily basis, more importance must be given to the other search engine activities like article submissions, blogging, forum posting and social networking for getting the best results in terms of keyword rankings, incoming traffic to the website and thereby the online visibility of the website.
     
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    Directory submission is a off page and also many consider it has a very first off page practice . Directory submission is still effective when you submit with high pr and good DA sites. when they get indexed on Google definitely, it will work for you.
     
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    Your best advice would be to ignore all of the posts quoted above. Ambitious Student is correct. As Business Attorney and Trevor have pointed out, links from directories now have little value for SEO purposes. However, being listed in a high quality directory related to your business can help prospective clients find you. Also, although I agree with most of what aaron70 said, It is not a good idea to submit to directories on a daily basis.
     
  14. kevinkrieger

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    Yeah still have the value and effective way to get quality backlinks if you submit your site in high page rank web directories.
     
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    I think so,Directory submission is still better option.
     
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    Yes, Directory submission is a still effective. Because the directory submission process involves submitting your website URL along with other details of your website to the most appropriate category. So, this process helps your site to increase best back link. Directory submissions are the most affordable form of link building.
     
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    If you do it every now and then on well known and quality directories then yes, it works out okay. There are plenty more effective methods to do though.
     
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    After the Google penguin update, Directory submission is not considered as effective technique because it usually takes long time to approve and most of the links are no-follow which only gives you a decent amount of traffic.
     
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    Directory submission is still crucial for building links and traffic. But after Google Penguin Update, only high PR directory submission are useful. Directory submission usually takes long time to approve and there are less chances that your website's link get approve. It is better to do social bookmarking.
     
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    Directory submission is a part of off page activities, it gives back links .But present time this not more effective for the website promotion....
     
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