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    Do directories send good traffic ?


    Do you get traffic from directories ?
    I hv doubt ! who visits a directory when google is there ...
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    Not particularly no, it depends on your article topics, but most people just use article writing to generate inbound links, which increases your SERP and so your organic search traffic.
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    You might gain traffic from some of the better directories such as DMOZ, Yahoo, Business.com and BOTW but I doubt the rest will drive any significant traffic to your site.

    On the other hand, niche directories can also prove useful. These can be categorized by topic (e.g. SEO firms) or they can be categorized by region (e.g. just UK firms).

    In my opinion, its always good to be in 15 of the best directories you can afford. If ranking in Google is not your priority, you can be more aggressive with directories as I think Yahoo are more lenient on this front.
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    I haven't found one that does. Sometimes you'll get traffic from Yahoo when you first get listed. Otherwise, don't hold your breath.
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    Originally Posted by hs_jha
    Do directories send good traffic ?
    They can.... We get some decent clients from localised directories, Industry specific directories and Government directories...
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    That's a very general comment!

    It depends on the directory and how relevant it is to your sites niche. Post in a free for all directory and chances are you wont see much benefit.

    Post in a directory that is relevant to your industry and you "could" see some traffic!
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    Originally Posted by hs_jha
    Do you get traffic from directories ?
    I hv doubt ! who visits a directory when google is there ...
    The traffic our website receives also depends upon the traffic directories receives. If your website is accepted by the top directories and rank well, then you can get some decent traffic. But hoping to receive all of your website traffic from directories is not possible. But it can help in some way.
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    Directory Advertising


    Do you think with the current economic crisis if prices for directory advertising will start to come down?
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    gazzhawk said it best for us too ..."...localised directories, Industry specific directories and Government directories..." is also where many of our clients gain rankings.

    for instance, say a plastic surgeon is your client in which case, links from any medical directory for his specialty would add value to the rankings, as would links say from the local Chamber of Commerce (a trick we never miss!), from city directories and all such 'authority' sites (caution here, many many 'would-be's-but-aint's here too!) help.

    try to think "outside" the box on this -- ie laterally a la Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking styled approach....

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