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Old 11-23-2006, 06:17 AM
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Do you pay for having your site listed in a directory?

There are lot directories requiring you to pay to list your site; how many of you pay for that?
What makes you decide to invest in such listing?
 
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:29 AM
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paying for site listings

I have a new site and am trying to do this without paying for listings, will let you know what happens.
 
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:18 AM
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I haven't paid anything yet. But when I'm done with the 3000 free I know I might consider it.
 
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:29 AM
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Clearly, a lot of people pay to have their site listed in directories.
 
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:21 PM
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Hi,

I pay for having my site listed on directories, why?

I am listing my site on free and pay directories for different reasons.

Some directories owner offer free listing for a short time, so this is an opportunity to get listed, and they need a lot of quality websites if they are serious about their business. My preferences are for nice designed, with no ads, or very light advertising.

When I pay for directories, it depends of my own ratio:

PR/design/traffic/prices
design/traffic
PR/traffic
nice design/prices

So basically, it depends. I like to mix different kind.

Very important for me when I paid good money for a link, I check not the PR on the directory index, but the PR on the category I wish to be listed.

I don't like to login on directories because this is hard to keep all the usernames and paswords for all, particulary when we are talking about hundred's.

This is my point of view from an e-commerce owner like me.

Interesting thread,
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:58 PM
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Paid directories have the potential to be stronger, as there is a revenue stream the owner can use to invest in the directory. So, a listing in a paid directory will often be more helpful than in a free one.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:15 AM
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So, a listing in a paid directory will often be more helpful than in a free one.
Yup,I rarely submit my sites to free ones nowadays.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:20 AM
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so should if i pay to go into directories, which ones would be the best
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:21 AM
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Going for both of them together would be the best option.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:45 AM
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so should if i pay to go into directories, which ones would be the best
Here's a list of the directories that worth the money.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:41 AM
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Here's a list of the directories that worth the money.
Interesting stuff, I tried the tool with my dir and obtained a 4
And I want to say as long as it's not 6 I would not pay for a common dir. listing; I will not ask you to pay for a listing in my dir. before I get 6 though
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 07:13 AM
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not sure if you should or not really
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:28 AM
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I agree with Aviva and Vistadivine. There is no secret a directory owner need to make money to promote his directory. Free directory for a short period of the time is a very nice offer from directories owners (I thank them to list my site), then when the directory start to generate some traffic and get stronger payment is necessary for a healthy directory.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:43 AM
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I pay to submit. The paid directories tend to be the better quality ones.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:49 AM
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Now i'm really confused,
just looked at the 2 directories that ritchie has recommended, the first site has a PR 0
adn the second site has a PR of 7 but the page i would submit to is a PR0.
so would i be paying to submit to a PR 7 site or the inner pages of PR0.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:52 AM
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Don't get too obsessed with PR.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:56 AM
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You say don't get too obsessed with PR, but is that not what gives you traffic and high search engine rankings
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:59 AM
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but is that not what gives you traffic and high search engine rankings
No. Links give me traffic, and promotion does, but the links you want to look for are relevant, trusted links.

Toolbar PR is mostly for entertainment purposes.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:17 AM
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Thanks so scrap the toolbar and find relevant qaulity links
do you know of any?
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:25 AM
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http://www.avivadirectory.com/strongest-directories/
http://www.strongestlinks.com/direct...rtcolumn=alexa
 
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