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How to evaluate reasonable directories

     
2:35 pm on Jun 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I found several directories ( more than 30 ) that accept listings for USD $ 5/each. They have Page Rank ( from 2 to 4 ) and few links per page ( 1 to 5 ). Any directory is hosted in a different IP.

There is only a problem: doing a search on Google with the site:www command, most of these directories have only supplemental pages.....

Could have those listing any value?
Could be a risk to be listed there?

5:53 pm on June 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Doubt it's a risk, but probably a waste of time/money.

I'd start of with directories whose links show up for their listed sites, and work from there...

9:20 am on June 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There are uncounted directories that will list your site for free.
They are no more worthless than the ones which charge you.
The only time I consult a directory is to see if my site is listed. -Larry
3:31 pm on July 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Once you get familiar with the widget sites out there, you will know all widget directories, free or not free ones.

Do linkdomain searches on your main competitors and see which non-free directories get ranked highly; they will be worth some money for your specific topic.

Good luck! W.

12:28 am on July 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think unless a directory has a strong niche/authority (like a directory of say cement dealers) or a large amount of traffic, it likely won't do you much good (in Google).
6:37 am on July 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Strong niche-related links with real traffic that have been online for over 5 years, give you a direct link, and if possible a page listing your business. Almost always worth submitting to.