homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.197.130.16
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Directories
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Webwork & skibum

Directories Forum

    
assignment worth $200 for directory submission
optimizing the output
AjiNIMC




msg:479562
 4:39 pm on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I have an assignment , I am given $200 and I have asked to submit to different directories (the ones which ask for life time inclusion, one time payment I mean no recurring payments), now after my submission people will review my choice of directory and expected ROI.

Some concerns are PR , quality of the directory, trafiic wise e.t.c

So you were me, which directories will you choose? Hope to get some replies and help for my assignment :) .

Thanks
AjiNIMC

 

Shawn Steele




msg:479563
 11:09 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would do:

[sevenseek.com...] - $39
[dmoz.org...] - Free if accepted
[sbd.bcentral.com...] - $49

Those would be an excellent start. Don't look at Page Rank when looking at a directory, look the topic structure, the amount of pages it has indexed, quality of sites listed etc.

[edited by: skibum at 6:49 am (utc) on Dec. 20, 2004]
[edit reason] To be listed here, directories need to be well established [/edit]

dvduval




msg:479564
 11:12 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

You might also try [botw.org...]

[edited by: skibum at 3:49 am (utc) on Dec. 24, 2004]

Shawn Steele




msg:479565
 11:18 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Agree botw is good, but if I'm not mistaken they charge a yearly submission fee, not one time.

[edited by: skibum at 6:50 am (utc) on Dec. 20, 2004]

skibum




msg:479566
 6:56 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just a note - To be listed here, directories need to be "established", which of course is subjective. Generally a few hundred thousand listings, PR6 or 7+ and be at least somewhat recognized on the net, GoGuides, Skaffe being a few examples plus Zeal, Yahoo!, ODP, Business.com and similar ones. The forums are not the place to advertise or try to get new/small directories off the ground.

If it looks like a bunch of affiliate links or a "made for AdSense" site, it will be removed.

Gmorgan




msg:479567
 1:51 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Do you have a specific industry you are working in? In my experience some of the smaller but more industry specific directories have a far greater chance of bringing you a high ROI

mrdch




msg:479568
 10:25 am on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

To be listed here, directories need to be "established", which of course is subjective. Generally a few hundred thousand listings, PR6 or 7+ and be at least somewhat recognized on the net

Surely the AND meant to be an OR? :)

Every directory with 'a few hundred thousand linstings' will be 'somewhat recognized' on the net. After all, there are no more than 3-4 with such a large number of sites listed and they are all WELL known anyway. We need more flexibility to be able to talk about other directories. That flecibility is clearly shown by the listing of other directories, with much less than 'few hundred thousand listings' mentioned here.

AjiNIMC




msg:479569
 5:00 am on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I am in the financial market, specifically credit counseling.

I am tring to get some niche diretcories also, but most of the biggy directories and packed with a lot of sites, so I am tring to get smaller directories with reasonable pricing and quality.

Thanks
AjiNIMC

Shawn Steele




msg:479570
 5:16 am on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

>so I am tring to get smaller directories with reasonable pricing and quality.

They don't allow that here. Don't know why, but hey. :)

But I would look at different forums (where they allow webmasters to help other webmasters) and read up on what people have to say.

glengara




msg:479571
 4:14 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

*So you were me, which directories will you choose?*

That's actually quite hard to answer, there's a lot of new directories out there, many specifically designed for maximum SEO value, but G seems to be ignoring the lot of them.

mifi601




msg:479572
 8:33 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

where they allow webmasters to help other webmasters

you surely have not been around long enough! Look and thou shalt find! More help and info than you will be able to digest.

actually you have been around but maybe you haven't read enaough ...

I do not mean to be personal - I truly mean you will find the info!

Shawn Steele




msg:479573
 7:37 am on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

mifi601..Sorry, that was a smart a** statement by me because the mod edited all the posts and then tried to add his own stuff in by making botw a clickable link, but he didnt even know that it's botw.org, not .com. So while he thought he was helping, I feel as though he just hurt the chances at someone getting pertanant up-to-date info about directories.

mister charlie




msg:479574
 7:56 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

To clarify, BOTW is an annually recurring fee, for commercial sites. Non-commercial sites receive free listings. And yes, it is .org (.com is Bank of the West)

Thanks for the nod...

mifi601




msg:479575
 9:15 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Shawn Steele - I am sure you do not need webmasterworld to find relevant high PR directories. Even though I must admit it would be nice to have them all listed. Then again it's going to be humans putting them in, so that list would have all the pros and cons. And for that you might as well check out the google directory, where you see them conveniently listed with PR - no?

1Lit




msg:479576
 4:43 pm on Jan 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Non-commercial sites receive free listings."

Can't see any mention anywhere in BOTW of free listings for non-commercial sites. Have they removed this option?

mister charlie




msg:479577
 4:13 pm on Jan 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>Have they removed this option?

Definitely not, and we never will. Non-commercial sites account for a substantial portion of our daily submissions, and we value the inclusion of quality sites regardless of their commercial status. We did, however, remove the non-commercial feature from the Index page submisison process. We found that far too many webmasters were simply submitting their site uncategorized, dramatically increasing the amount of time an editor spends processing the submission.

In order to submit a non-commercial site, a webmaster must navigate the directory to the most appropriate category for your site. Upon clicking either the "Add URL" or "Submit Site" link, simply choose the non-commercial site submit process. Further details can be found at our Help page.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Directories
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved