Is directory submission still a good SEO practice?
friends, please tell me still the google directory submission useful for increase our PR. I've heard since there are a thousands of out going links in a directory the weight you gain from a directory backlink is very low. Do you agree? please comment.
This and similar questions about the topic of directories and their SEO value comes up on the forums quite often.Â People new to internet marketing techniques usually associate good SEO with PageRank and while not unrelated one can not base their efforts on pagerank alone.
Here is what most experts think about the value of directories.
... So directory submissions with other mothods too, Its still good for seo.
Directories are still very useful. As always, they should be just one of many tools in your toolbox.
If you are choosing correct titles, using a good description (and variety of descriptions) and submitting to right categories where other related websites are present, directory submissions to 'dofollow' directories can still do wonders for a website's SEO. Unfortunately they don't work for high competition keywords that well
Submit directory still usefull for SEO, but it slow effect.
Directory submissions is not dead and still a good way to get backlinks and a lot depends to quality of the directories that you are submitting your sites to.
It worked for me and still is working. It should work for you as well if you do it right.
You don't submit to directories for PR. You submit to directories for back links that will improve your serp's. And you will never get quality links from a high PR directory. They are just too expensive. The real value of any link lies in its long term prospects. Place your link today and then leave it to grow and mature. The older it get the more virile it becomes.
All the above responses are right to the point.Â Free directories are still worth something in SEO.Â I personally base my opinion on the following findings/beliefs:
- A link is always worth something even a little bit of value.Â Directory links definitely won't hurt any SEO efforts because they can't have negative value otherwise they would be used between competitors to give bad links to each other.
- Google does report directory links in webmaster tools Link section, and so does Yahoo in siteexplorer.
- Â Have done numerous SEO campaigns for low competition keywords/niches which were based on directory links alone that turned out to be very successful in the long run.Â All the selected keywords used as anchor texts did indeed get decent positions in the SERPs and helped drive more traffic to the site.
- The number of Directory submissions services is growing rapidly and so does the demand for such services (supply follows from the demand)
But that does not mean one should focus on Directory submission alone.Â There are numerous other link building techniques which can be paired with directory submissions for best results.