Is Directory Submission is Banned?


#1

Hello All,

My question is for those who are working search engine optimization for their website. If we talking about Off-Page activities in SEO then why we ignore the “Directory Submission” ?

I have seen lots of website who get the till good traffic from directory sites submitted by 4 to 5 years ago. But now we didn’t doing directory submission. Why?


#2

Do you think your potential customers are likely to use directories to find a business? If so, then it would be worth being listed in reputable directories. If you think they are more likely to simply search online, then being listed in directories is probably a waste of time.

You need to ensure you only use reputable directory sites, as low-quality directories are among the sites Google lists as in its guidelines on link schemes:

Additionally, creating links that weren’t editorially placed or vouched for by the site’s owner on a page, otherwise known as unnatural links, can be considered a violation of our guidelines. Here are a few common examples of unnatural links that may violate our guidelines:

  • Low-quality directory or bookmark site links

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en


#3

No directory submission is not banned. But avoid using low authority sites. Just use the top sites to submit your site.


#13

I have done “Directory Submission” for my site and they are still effective. It depends which site you are using.


#14

As the OP hasn’t returned to this topic since posting, it seems pointless to revive it now.

Thanks to those who contributed.

Thread closed.


#15