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Old 04-11-2017, 04:08 PM
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paid directory worse choose when backlinks come organic thats high quiity for us
Why are paid directories bad? A couple of them are well worth the "listing fee" because they are quality directories and well maintained.

If you don't know the difference from a quality web directory from a link pharm directory, you shouldn't be giving out directory advice.
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Directory submission may harm for the web site While doing directory submission we should check the domain and page authority of that directory submission website, It should not be gambling website and not penalized by google.
Too much directory submission can be bad practice.
 
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I tell you some rule for getting backlinks from somewhere.
First of all check directory age, Alexa rank, DO and PA from Moz.
These rules will give you the authority of any website. If any website has great authority then you can submit your website. but don't be spam. You should be natual. I know making manually backlink are unnatural, but these help you a lot to gain search engine ranking.
Yes I agree with fanifani.. Before submitting to a directory. Check the directory itself. Ask your self first. Does the directory is well index by google, does the age of the site is old enough, does the domain authority is pretty much higher, does its alexa ranking is too quite excellent.

with that you can assure that you are linking from high authority site.

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Personally, I don't prefer paid links because Google counts them under black hat SEO, so be careful while investing your money in paid directory links. I've seen some reputed website which has paid directory link and still they are ranking. So, if you really want to go for paid links then do check its PR, Alexa Rank, and backlinks because the website to which you are paying should also have quality backlinks.
I read article from moz. That PR ranking is not visible anymore.. So instead of check those directory I prefer checking the da and pa of a site also the alexa rank. As well i checked if that directory is well indexed in google.
 
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Your SEO Campaign should be natural. I would personally avoid this paid website as from my previous experience I have created, promoted and profited from projects in the past without paying for a paid submission anywhere.
 
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Question Depends on your financial condition

There are many ways of doing SEO of which directories is one.
But there are plenty of others that can rank your websites if you don't have budget then you should avoid it and try methods like blog commenting and forums etc. However if you have a budget then definitely its worth putting backlinks.
 
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If google hears that you bought a link they penalize. Does the concept of a paid directory count as a paid link that they enforce penalties for? Or are you buying a "membership" rather than a "link" (in the eyes of google)?
 
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If google hears that you bought a link they penalize. Does the concept of a paid directory count as a paid link that they enforce penalties for? Or are you buying a "membership" rather than a "link" (in the eyes of google)?
Are you asking a question or giving an answer?
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I generally donít go for paid directories but focus on relevant and niche focused ones. However, this doesnít mean I am rejecting this idea altogether. There are many niche directories online which along with a free option also offer paid membership and can drive a good referral visits and leads too. But you have to be extra vigilant to filter the good ones from the junk ones. You can ask for their analytics stats to check monthly/daily traffic volume. Also, check their online presence and keywords for which they are ranking for. Ahrefs can you help with it.
 
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you guys saying paid directory links will result in a penalty, surely that's not a blanket rule. for instance yell.com, if we pay to go into their directory, google trust this site. same with many others surely google have a trust rating for directories, some good and many are bad
 
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you guys saying paid directory links will result in a penalty, surely that's not a blanket rule.
I remember a time when automated submission to thousands of directories was the rage. The top 100 directories would actually have some decent PageRank too.

The trouble is, most of those directories are gone. And what might have been a slight ranking boost back then, is nullified when all those sites disappeared negating all those links once gained.

I'd stick to the most popular ones today that can send you some qualified traffic. But if you are thinking organic boost, you are wasting your time (and money if you pay for submission).
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But if you are thinking organic boost, you are wasting your time (and money if you pay for submission).
sure if only thinking of that, however it is still worth considering this as an added bonus. if i search for some of my compeitors, the ones that show up highly on google organic results, they pay for many of the top directories and do very little else. for sure they will be getting some juice from those directories that are considered good worthy directories.
 
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sure if only thinking of that, however it is still worth considering this as an added bonus. if i search for some of my compeitors, the ones that show up highly on google organic results, they pay for many of the top directories and do very little else. for sure they will be getting some juice from those directories that are considered good worthy directories.
Yep, I'm pretty sure anything is possible. I personally, would like a couple of links from HP and maybe even Dell, if possible.

Seriously though, I've always said, it's "due diligence" that is the main factor with respect to trying to get getting links. And that a general, blanket directory submission plan, like so many of the uninformed here use so loosely to try and look important, is not the best idea.
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Why are paid directories bad? A couple of them are well worth the "listing fee" because they are quality directories and well maintained.

If you don't know the difference from a quality web directory from a link pharm directory, you shouldn't be giving out directory advice.
I agree with this response because top rated directors with huge visitor flow will charge for website submissions. Personally I observed that paid directories submission have an an impact on websites ranking.
 
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Never trust of paid directories as Google always now which website are selling paid backlinks. Also, never trust on one source for building backlinks. I had bad experience in past, i had almost 200 comments on some blog and suddenly that blog was turned to business website and all my links were gone. So when you build backlinks have plan A B C D E....etc. Never reply on one source bro.
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So the bad thing about directories is having dead backlinks? Is there any evidence to support the clame that google punishes sites that get backlinks from directories?
My understanding is that it's not so much a "bad" thing, it's more about it being devalued as a backlink signal. There's that, and the fact that directories come and go (although it more "go" these days) so all the effort and cost (if you choose to pay for a listing) can disappear if the owners decide to move on and close the directory down.

Don't forget, at one time directory submission was the rage. There were thousands of directories to submit to - manually and with automated means. I'd say at least 95% of those directories are gone, and with them, went the links.
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I really think that paid web directories is a risky business to do nowadays. It's just a matter of time until somebody will report on such website and it will get penalized by Google. Subsequently, your website will get a penalty as well. Additionally, paid directories often have very low DA and PA and high Spam Score, which is not going to benefit your SEO rankings.
 
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I really think that paid web directories is a risky business to do nowadays. It's just a matter of time until somebody will report on such website and it will get penalized by Google. Subsequently, your website will get a penalty as well. Additionally, paid directories often have very low DA and PA and high Spam Score, which is not going to benefit your SEO rankings.
The only thing I'd eve be close to agreeing with in your post is the part about "Spam". The rest is either off-target, or just plain wrong.
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Well, I appreciate you taking time to review my point of view. It's interesting to go through different opinions. In the end, I've learned to question any kind of claims from "SEO experts". So I would like to stick to my own belief, in regards to web directories.
 
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Well, I appreciate you taking time to review my point of view. It's interesting to go through different opinions. In the end, I've learned to question any kind of claims from "SEO experts". So I would like to stick to my own belief, in regards to web directories.
Propagating false information to the faction here who have little to no SEO knowledge (much like yourself) is a detriment and adds to the decline of forums these days. There's an active thread on the topic of forum decline here (search it out) you should read.

You'd be better to stick to facts, or at the very least, supply a reputable source to validate your claims.
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