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Why is it impossible to buy an usable list of web directories these days?
By: Dave John
Posted on : August 20, 2012   Views : 10086
When you call for a commendable listing of link directories social bookmarking sites - no matter whether you are searching for some general link directories or other web sites specialising in a special theme or language - not actually the mere number of the included internet sites counts but the ratio of the web directories which are still alive and admitting link submissions in a timely manner.Aging of link directory listsIf someone formerly happened to assemble a list of link directories or social bookmarking web sites which were once providing useful links without the need of nofollow attributes or redirects, it does not really mean that this list could also meet your needs. As time goes by more and more sites will be shut down, ceased, become a paid link directory, etc. — so the older a web directory collection is, the more useless information it will contain. A two years old list therefore will be entirely useless most of the time.Status of the showcased directoriesLet alone when you consider discovering the URLs of new web directories is usually only the first step of making an usable database of directories. You really need to go and assure whether or not they really accept your submissions at all, and if so the link they give would be valid and usable for search engine optimisation purposes. Eventhough finding previously unknown web directories could not be that tedious task, figuring out whether or not they are still operating, is not simplest job.No web directory list will do for you!This is the reason why — at least based on our experience — you will never get a truly usable, up to date web directory list available publicly on the World Wide Web. As neither the vast majority of \"directory of directories\" web sites nor web directory submitter software is possessed by link marketeers who are working with the included web directories every day, the accuracy of data concerning the included link directories will always be far from optimal.On one hand, there will be a great number of listed link directories which have never been used by the developer of that list. If it is to be a foreign language or an other special link directory, this is even more common case. On the other hand one time a site is included, its current status is rarely determined manually and updated accordingly .Only your web directory list that you build up!Regretful piece of news is that if you have no resources to waste by submitting your web sites to a lot of link directories which will definitely not accept your submissions or if you plan for doing professional link building, near the one and only method of getting a really useful web directory database is to build your own DB.
David is an European link building professional doing link building in many languages and topics. On his webblog he shares its knowledge and expertise with his visitors, regularly publishing interesting stuff about directories, directory submission software such as Allsubmitter and directory submission techniques in general.