Which directories are worth paying?

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Just wondering about the smaller-than-yahoo directories..
which are worth the $$ and how much traffic...
from yer experiences...
not talking about free ones either....

anyone ? :)
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Bluefind has a very high PR for $50.

Don't ignor the smaller directories, if they allow text links using keywords are on theme, this will help your SERPS.

Try mine for example:-

Business Directory and SME Directory
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thanks for the reply but you are not answering my question. not at all.

- I didnt ask for PR/dollar

is it just my memory or are you always putting in shameless plugs in ozzu and getting away with it??
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Well Business.com is only 99/year and I get so-so traffic from them. Does well for the REAL B2B clients I have. It all depends on the business type you would be adding.

JoeAnt gives me sales and traffic. There is a cost of $39.99, but if you give me your site, and its a shopping site, I should be able to add it for free. Just PM me a good title and description (non marketing).

I looked through my tracking and it seems those are the ones I am getting the most traffic/sales from, besides all the big boys.
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Thanks for the valuable input. vetofunk it comes down to business.com. what do you mean by REAL b2b? do you mean purely b2b businesses?

heh. I am starting on a online book store soon. is that considered as a shopping site? maybe i will need you to add it for me...later on... :wink:
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I have clients that sell to consumers and businesses, but its the ones that strictly sell to businesses that do better than average.
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rogerthat. Thanks for that insight. I am thinking of submitting one of the sites to askjeeves. wonder if it will work out for the site.

It is an artist gallery with paintings for sale, not ecommerce though..
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I couldn't tell you there. I just know that my big ecommerce sites bring in a good deal or traffic and sales, well more than you would expect from a small directory.
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yep yep. totally different experiences.
guess there is only one way to know then.
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madmonk wrote:
is it just my memory or are you always putting in shameless plugs in ozzu and getting away with it??


There is no shame in giving good advice!

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I have another directory you may want to try http://www.findhound.com

Its only newly launched but I expect it to grow rapidly.

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I can point you to: http://www.haabaa.co.uk is a free directory.

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I only know the free ones that give traffic. The wow directory and ski-jungle are both good. You might try greenstalk.com too. Goguides.com is now a paid directory that has decent pr. Here is a page with a list of quite a few: http://www.web-inspect.com/list-of-directories.php
I have a list of some on my site as well http://lvrealty.net/FavoriteLinks/default.aspx?CatID=848 These are all free submit, just requiring a reciprocal link. [/url]
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any directory that gives you a permenant listing for free or a one time fee is worth paying for. These links will be around forever....

Good long term investment.
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makes sense to me Jessica.
the money spent will be stretch indefinitely..

great links guys!
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You know the old saying, the more the merrier! Last month I had concentrated on getting only directory links. So far, two of those directories are showing up as backlinks for a total 3. One gave me two :) And as Jessica so aptly pointed out, once they are out there, they are there forever...
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one thing you really want to look out for before spending any money is to make sure that the pages are indexed in the major search engines and that the links are static links that search engines will follow.
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Excellent point seobook. I had concentrated only on free links and free submits. When a payment is required, I pays to be a little more demanding in the ROI. Especially if its an annual charge. No sense throwing good money after bad.

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