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I've noticed that I keep getting like up to 20 unique visitors a week from about 10 large software libraries i submitted to, an this must have been going on for a while tho I was quite oblivous to it till I jointed webmasterworld 3 mths ago an found out about analytics software, infact I assumed that their "downloads" figures where fibs
Now, I am dead keen on getting back into download.com :)
Anyway, I kinda get the feeling that website directories are not ,, traffic producing vehicles, so is this the case or is it that 20 uniques is too pitifull a number to count
Does anyone receive even a trickle off traffic from any directory?
you know, like 100uniques a week out off your 10,000/20,000/50000 uniques per week
Look at it the other way around.
If your site is typical, and the directory in question has 20,000,000 listings: then they are creating 20million times 20 referrals a week.
That is a huge amount of traffic and suggests many people are using them.
You do not mention what percentage of the directory referals go on to convert:
I konw of a website where less than 0.1% of unique visitors go on to purchase. But the owner doesn't think "why do I bother with all this for just 1/1000 of my visitors, it's too pitiful a number to count" He's too busy choosing a new yacht from the income generated from the pitiful few.
Thanks for the response.
I wasn't complaining about directories, I actually expressing surprise that I was getting any traffic at all from them.
The way I see, it, I sudddenly have the incentive to register with just about every directory in good standing with the Search engines,
I just wanted to know that others where also receiving some traffic from the directories.
I haven't sold a thing from my websites yet, I only woke up to the SEO way of things since March 2006 an I can't give any meaningfull figures, except 1
Traffic Jan 05 to Dec 05 40 unique organic visitors for the whole year, no I dunno where they came from,
Traffic May 06 to July 06 Average 30uniques/day organic visitors mostly from MSN, but that constant , delightful trickle from software directories/libraries. :-)
So, I hope you're saying what I am hoping to hear, Directories an their traffic are worthwhile
On the other hand, I can't imagine that a personal homepage on a list of 250 personal homepages beginning with the letter "R" is ever going to get clicked much. I don't think many people cruise the Internet looking for random homepages beginning with the letter R, so not many people are likely to even get to a directory page like that, and if they do, your site still has only a 1/250 chance of getting clicked on.
So it just depends whether your site is on a topic that anyone would find a directory page about in the first place, I think, and then whether the directory page you're listed on is one that's conducive to your URL getting clicked.
joined:Dec 29, 2003
my constant stream of visitors come from download libraries to a web application off mine.
This is somewhat different from website directories which i have only recently got listed on.
Just hoping that one gets some traffic from the quality directories as well
One good thing is that once I got listed on the directories, my sites are being spidered much more often by the big 3 SE's
The silence on this question is quite telling.
I am guessing that the vast majority of visitors to directories are webmasters.
We get more referrals from random sites, such as where our URL got posted in some forum (usually one we never heard of before).