TheMadScientist - 2:38 pm on Mar 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Do ya feel like you're talking to the wall? :)
Yeah, but it helps ... My computer just doesn't 'get it' most of the time.
I actually think of this thread as more of a 'check list reference' some directory owners might want to have a look at, because it's got some of my 'real use' experiences in it and some have been really good, but some of the things I've highlighted were a bit more frequent than 'once' in one directory, so I hope it helps both the directory owner and in turn, the directory users, because sometimes they're just plain frustrating to try and submit a site to.
So on those pages where you get free links, do you mind being below the paid ads?
No, I really don't mind being below the ads, because there usually aren't too many in the category(s) I'm submitting to, and like I said before if I get clicks I'm more inclined to pay than if I don't, so I do the 'free' submission and watch my stats to see where the clicks come from and then I can upgrade to a paid option later ... I tried the 'featured' out a bit before I went more the direction I'm using now, and some converted, but others didn't send a thing, so I think it's better to test the waters a bit first.
How do you feel about "pay for consideration/review" directories?
If I get enough reviews at once to make it worth it, then it's something I consider and do occasionally, but I could spend thousands (literally) on pay-for-review, even at $5 a review, so unless it's for multiple sites, refunded if not accepted and < $2 a site I usually go with the standard review, and I don't mind waiting for a bit to get reviewed ... It builds some links over time instead of 'all in a day', so in some ways (from an seo pov) I think it's better to be a bit patient some times.