Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Juanito Gallon on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, August 12, 2014).

Do directory listings still useful now in SEO or not much to get ranked?

Hey guys,

Quick questions..

Do directory listings still useful now in SEO or not much to get ranked?

This question begins at 02:01:26 into the clip. Did this video clip play correctly? Watch this question on YouTube commencing at 02:01:26
Video would not load
I see YouTube error message
I see static
Video clip did not start at this question


Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Juanito Gallon: Hey guys,

    Quick questions..

    Do directory listings still useful now in SEO or not much to get ranked?
  • Edwin Jonk: Okay I gave you second chance, can you be more specific. Which directory (or directories) are you talking about? Do you get traffic from them? Do you think they are great? ;

    Ping + ;
  • Juanito Gallon: What I mean was those directory listings that offer a free submission..I was doing this from past year on my clients but since google algorithm was change, not sure if there are still helpful todays.. I was doing it mostly on all directory listings to increased the backlink..Mostly it was listing that offer reciprocal.
  • Edwin Jonk: I see can you share the links to those directories (I am not asking for links to your client listing, merely the link to the TLD)?
  • Juanito Gallon: It was more like I just search at google for directories..

    Just like this one..

    I just google directory listing free and look at some..
  • Steven Ciccantelli: + I have a bundle of those free directory sites as well are they called barnacle sites or is that something different?
  • Juanito Gallon: Steven, what do you mean by barnacle? ;
  • Edwin Jonk: + ;I am not saying they are wrong. For sake of argument Google Plus Local Business Places (or what they call it these days) is free. I want to know what they are so I can value them and I also want to know if they bring traffic. Because that (especially the latter) will bring value to our users like yourself Steven.

    So what do you guys use and how does it help your business?
  • Juanito Gallon: Well, I did those on the past as they have a high pr and back-linking still a good way until now.
  • Steven Ciccantelli: + ;most of mine are no follow. Yelp free sends me a weekly report.Overall they do not hurt but very limited leads.But every little bit helps.
  • Steven Ciccantelli: I think google local is a must
  • Juanito Gallon: Yes, google local is a must..For business is,,But what about those blog sites?
  • Edwin Jonk: From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 02:01:26 into the YouTube video: +

    The cuetimes listed on this page are functional while the live broadcast continues and also once Youtube has finished processing the public broadcast. Processing time varies between 6-24 hours. During this period the clip is viewable in full but the cuetimes cannot be relied on.

    If our assistance with this issue was useful to you, please consider sharing your success story so that others might benefit.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on G+, Tuesday, August 12, 2014).

Reference Links

All Questions in this Hangout