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Old 24th June 2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default How Much Do Directories Really Help Ranking?

Depending on the directory,does it help by passing anchor text?
Does it help to establish trust in your site?

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Old 24th June 2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Establishing trust is something a viewer assesses herself on visiting the site - belonging to a niche specific directory can lend your site some authority in that it is seen to be a part of the neighborhood or cohort of similar sites.

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Old 25th June 2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Local directories work great to build citations and improve your local rankings in areas like Google Places. As for your website, their are some directories that are worthwhile to be listed in for SEO value. There are some particular niches where you could actually expect traffic from the directories as well.

If it was me, I would submit to Best of the Web, Yahoo Directory, DMOZ, and local directories.

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Old 25th June 2013, 11:50 PM   #4
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Yes. Just make sure you submit your back links to hosting sites with PR 4 and above. They should offer good quality to get noticed by Google.

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Old 26th June 2013, 03:13 AM   #5
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High PR local quality directories with unique descriptions really help in SEO. When doing directory submissions, try to use different keyword titles. It improves your ranking.

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Old 18th July 2013, 02:59 AM   #6
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It helps a lot if directory is having good page rank like dmoz. And, if you are doing submissions with different keywords and description then it will definitely help.

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If the PR is good for the site, where you are submitting, you will find visibility on search engine. However, I do not know about the establishment of trust. I believe that can only come with good service and quality feedback from existing clients.

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I think as long as the directory is relevant and has a decent PR you'll be good. I'm under the impression that relevancy seems to be the most important factor these days.

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Yes, Directory submissions help to get ranking in search engine. Directory sites should have PR more than 1 and submit unique and appropriate content with perfect category.

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Hello friends i agree with this "High PR local quality directories with unique descriptions really help in SEO. When doing directory submissions, try to use different keyword titles." Put unique and informative title and description for your business listing in online local business directory, it will be helpful in your business growth on the online.

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