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To Keep or Not to Keep?

Old subscriptions to directories

11:29 pm on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to get some opinions about a situation I have regarding subscriptions to directories. I recently had to change my paypal account due to security reasons and had to change the method of payment as well. In the process, I realized I had almost 200 subscriptions to directories, a year or two old, that I can either keep or cancel. Actually, half of them were immediately canceled (all around late January) due to the account change while the other half are still active under an old payment option until I change it.

It's been two full weeks since the cancellation of half those directory submissions and my rankings haven't really changed. I'm trying to save as much money as possible right now, and I'm not sure if I should keep the rest of the subscriptions or just cancel them as well. Many of them, while indexed, do not have PR and checking my backlinks with Site Explorer (not counting my domain), the site I'm working on has over 20,000 inlinks due to a lot of cross-linking of other sites that belong to the main site.

I don't know if it's worth the money to keep about 100 of these subscriptions. I'll have to comb through them to see which one's might be worth it, but I'm wondering if I should just let most of them all go?

Thanks for any insight into this matter.

9:30 pm on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'd keep those that are sending a sufficient volume of "the right traffic" to justify any fee and dump the rest.