Is There Any Benefit to Long Term Directory Links?

Jul 19, 2007 - 9:43 am 5 by
Filed Under Link Building

Let's say that when you first built your site, you relied heavily on directories to get your name out. You've also built good content and get linked to every so often. You're now complacent with your rankings primarily because you're getting good traffic from a variety of these alternate sources, and your directory links are not doing much for you.

Do you drop the directory links, or do you continue to pay the yearly rate for these links that may do absolutely nothing for you?

A High Rankings member asks the community: what would you do?

If your content is self-sustainable, it may be perfectly fine to start trying to avoid paying these fees for directory inclusion. If the rankings take a plunge, you know that the directories you've dropped are likely to be responsible for it. And that is exactly what you can try, says member donp:

Sounds like you are doing it right, wean yourself off the directories, watch for a dip in traffic & rankings. if you are getting "x" traffic from Yahoo or whoever and it's worth it, pay the bucks.

Jill Whalen agrees.

You can drop them, and see if you notice any change in rankings. You can always re-up if you think that dropping them was the cause.

So do I. :)

Forum discussion continues at High Rankings Forums.

 

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