June 13, 2006

Paid inclusion web directory links seem to be worth it

Maybe not for sites that will never make money, or sites that rely on word of mouth rather than links (yes, it's possible, although word of mouth does end up generating a few links - mostly from myspace it seems) but take my new Healthspan Blog which I promoted with an article and a few directory links.

Cost-wise, an article might cost 5-10 dollars and then I paid 30 dollars for submission to 250 article directories. The directory listings are more like 40 bucks each although the range is 40 - 300/year (Yahoo).

Results clearly favor the directories. Within a few days, all the directory listing showed up in backlinks searches. It took a month for me to see three of the 250 article backlinks show up in Yahoo results.

The reason i say the directory listings seem to be worth it is because a few minutes of your time and 150 bucks could get you 4 quality backlinks real fast.

Posted by James Trotta at June 13, 2006 12:06 PM


Hi James,

An interesting result in terms of the backlinks showing up. On the other hand, the true effectiveness of the directory links will be measured in traffic - presumably via improved SERPS. Is there any evidence of this yet?


Posted by: CJ Jefferson at June 16, 2006 10:16 PM

Yes, but I can't attribute all SERPs to directory listings any more than to the article backlinks. It's always a combination of links that lead to decent SERPs.

Posted by: James Trotta at July 30, 2006 2:23 PM
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