Originally Posted by green789
Yes, your opinion is right about free directories bec the approval rate is very very small in free directories, but submission to quality paid directories can save you time and also help you in your cause.
Is that because you own paid directories and don't like competing with free ones?
Free directories having a very very small approval rate would actually be a huge positive.
What we see in reality though is a large number of vanilla directory scripts masquerading as directories that offer a free-for-all submission process with little-to-no-editing. It's easy to get listed in 10,000 directories. The approval rate is very very high.
However, it's difficult to get listed in 10-100 good
directories. I use the word good
but you could substitute that with quality, respected, well-edited, high-integrity or whatever buzz word you like.
That's how it should be. Paying for a listing shouldn't make that any easier. It should just mean that someone is actually reviewing your site and the information that you submitted with it. The reason why they would do this is because they are being compensated for their time.
The fact of the matter is that most websites shouldn't gain listings in directories, because the sites are poor, they are spammy, they aren't up-to-date, they are unfinished .... the list goes on.
Good directories (that word again) will generally have a smaller, yet more useful, level of content. They will continually be adding sites, but it will be in batches of 1-5 not 100-500.
Less is more, it has always been that way.