• Directory Journal

Updated on: 15th September 2014

Web directories, especially general Web directories, have been at risk lately due to Google’s Panda and Penguin updates. With some of them taking hits, which directories can you submit to that are still worth it?

To help you decide which directories offer the most value for your sites, we’re comparing some of the best general Web directories around. And we’re narrowing down the top ten of those starting directories based on how they’re faring after the algorithm updates and how strong of an outlook they have due to the quality of their directories and related [...]

After numerous requests from clients of the Directory Journal and also promoters of US websites we decided to meet their demands by building a comprehensive US Local directory. After many months of planning, design and the general thrashing of ideas we are proud to announce that Directory Journal Local is now live and ready to help promote your US businesses large and small.

Local directories are designed to offer a greater degree of information than general web directories, and the Directory Journal Local surpasses all of these expectations and enables you to place as much information as you want including [...]

Congratulations to Danny Pagé of ADN Communication based in Canada with clients worldwide. The entry in the recent iPad Mini Giveaway was chosen at random using random.org.

The second prize of $100 also goes to Danny Pagé of ADN Communication

The third prize of a free Regular Listing goes to Rowena Lorenzo of Simple2advertise.com

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  How would you like to get your hands on a free iPad Mini? Well now you can! We’re giving away an iPad Mini (16 GB wi-fi only) to one lucky winner. And all you have to do is promote your sites by submitting them to the Directory Journal. But hey, you’re already doing that anyway, right?You know DirJournal.com offers incredible value. We help to connect you (or your clients) to hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors. We give you exposure in a high quality resource for people browsing the Web. And we have a professionally edited directory, so you [...]

By now, you probably know that link building is important for SEO. The simplest way to explain it is that whenever the search engines see that other websites are linking to your site, they see those links as endorsements for your site. Therefore, the more high quality links you have to your website, the more trustworthy your site is in the eyes of the search engines. That’s a bit of an overly simplistic way to explain it all, but that’s the main idea.

Of course, there is art and science to link building. You have to do it the right [...]

Diversity is the key to having a well rounded link portfolio that helps boost your search engine rankings. That means you need to be taking advantage of all the different types of link building opportunities that exist, including directory submissions.

See, a lot of people have been ignoring directory submissions for link building for the past few years. And they had a good reason to do so. Several years ago, directories started getting abused by shady SEOs. The web was filled with low quality, automated directories that added no real value to users but instead only served as a place [...]

Have you thought about submitting your website to premium Web directories that charge a submission fee, but you’re concerned about paying for links? That concern might be misplaced.

Let’s look at the problem associated with paid links to your website, and whether or not premium Web directory submissions fall into that group.

Why Paid Links Are a Problem for Site Owners

Technically, as long as any links you buy or sell are completely disclosed to your audience, there is absolutely nothing wrong with them. They’re simply a form of advertising.

That said, Google — the self-appointed “Internet police” — have [...]

When you run a Web directory, you can’t just focus on appealing to people who might submit links. Your real target market includes the visitors who actually come to use the resource you’ve created. But how can you appeal to those people and in turn increase your traffic (and submissions in the process)?

Here are a few things you can do to improve your Web directory (or build a better one from scratch) and keep visitors coming back for more.

Know the Market You’re Targeting (and Choose a Niche)

The best thing you can do is make sure your directory [...]

You might have heard that recent Google algorithm updates have hit Web directory owners hard. In some cases that’s true. But if you’re thinking about entering the Web directory market, don’t let that discourage you. These types of sites are far from dead, and there are still plenty of opportunities to launch a valuable directory of your own if you’re willing to work hard and take it seriously.

For those considering launching a new one, let’s look at one of the most basic problems you might face, and some tips on how your own directory can better thrive in the [...]

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