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Old 26th June 2010, 12:38 PM   #11
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Directory submission of your websites helps search engines, especially Google to maintain complete record of your website and index it in their search results. If your website is not properly indexed by Google then you are likely to miss a lot of traffic from those who might be searching for you over Internet but couldn’t find you.
Directory submission is also an essential step for SEO as it generates backlinks from the directories and also its viewable by thousands of people which creates potential for driving more traffic to your website and advertising them in a better way....
I wouldn't call directory submissions an "essential" SEO strategy. Other than paid directory entries at Yahoo!, BOTW, and Business.com and a free listing at DMOZ.org, directory submission provide very little boost to rankings. Other than those, most directories provide very low quality (or no quality) links.

Google has discounted outbound links from many directories on the web because so many abuse them using submission software and the directories are RARELY human edited. In fact, you'll notice that really, only the home page of most directories now have a visible PR in the Google toolbar. Most of the category pages and sub-category pages where your listing will end up are either not indexed or show no visible PR. Links on these pages are frequently useless.

If you want directory links to give any significant boost to rankings, you'll more than likely need to get a featured link or sponsor link on many directories so that you can show up on their home pages.

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Old 29th June 2010, 03:36 PM   #12
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I believe that directory submission is most easiest and reliable part of seo.. one way link building is more preferable than 2 way according to google.

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Old 22nd October 2010, 08:11 AM   #13
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I am agree with u but Google didn't like Reciprocal Link.

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Old 23rd October 2010, 09:19 PM   #14
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I am agree with u but Google didn't like Reciprocal Link.
I RARELY do it, but Google does not look badly on reciprocal linking at all, unless the two sites reciprocating are TOTALLY unrelated like a baby toy site and an online casino site. Other than that, there is nothing wrong with reciprocal linking in Google's eyes.

You might want to read what Eric Ward has to say about reciprocal linking before making statements such as these... And this man knows more about link building than anyone on the planet. They call him "Link Moses" he's so good. When Sports Illustrated, National Geographic and other companies launch web sites, he is frequently the one who gets tapped to come up with a link building campaign for them.

I've also heard Matt Cutts at Pubcon on numerous occasions and others at Google state that Google does NOT frown on reciprocal links as long as they are relevant and not done in excess. It's a natural thing for sites to exchange links. Even if they are not relevant, they are likely just ignored and would never result in a penalty.

Now if you're using some automated link exchange software and reciprocal linking with hundreds of web sites, this is easy for Google to detect. They just had a patent approved in August of this year that was submitted in 2004 that would help them detect such linking schemes. And if they suspect you are using the automated link exchange solely to manipulate their SERPs, it could be considered a violation of their webmaster quality guidelines and could result in penalty.

But simply exchanging links with a dozen or so relevant sites is not going to raise an eyebrow.

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Old 26th October 2010, 05:34 AM   #15
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directory submission is not the strongest SEO tool i think, so concentration on it is not a good idea but it can help you in your site optimization)

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Old 27th October 2010, 03:56 AM   #16
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It is true that directory submission is useful way of getting the back links. Mostly SEO's start the working from Directory submission process.

Directory submission help us to index our keywords in google and other search engines.

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Old 22nd April 2012, 08:07 AM   #17
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A directory listing may not boost your rankings with the search engines, but the inbound link to your site could provide more traffic to your site. Current most respected directories are DMOZ and Yahoo Directory ($299 annual listing fee).

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Old 22nd April 2012, 08:22 AM   #18
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Directory submission is the easiest way to get back links. I always start link building from this

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Old 3rd May 2012, 10:35 AM   #19
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directory submission is not the strongest SEO tool i think, so concentration on it is not a good idea but it can help you in your site optimization)
As Vasilisa says, directory submission is not the strongest SEO tool, is only part of link building and still have to be working together with the optimization of the site in terms of source code and content, so that as they rise to see some results

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Old 20th September 2012, 02:48 AM   #20
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Indeed, Directory Submission is very effective method nowadays but care about the directories site quality because quality matters.

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