View Full Version : Disadvantages of directory submissions

02-29-2012, 10:41 PM
Hi members,
I am very new to seo and want to know that is their any disadvantages of directory submissions?
Please let me know about it.

02-29-2012, 11:40 PM
There really is no disadvantage if you are careful.

09-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Directory Submissions brings good no of backlinks to your website. But only the disadvantage is that it takes too long for getting the directory submission approved.

09-27-2012, 03:17 AM
In my opinion Directory Submissions still work, although there are a few different types. There are business directory listings, then there are regular website directory listings, they both give you backlinks to your website from usually category related websites, that usually already have higher PR ratings, that will pass on to your site, and give you general backlinks. Disadvantage is if you get too many in too short a time, depending on the age of your website, you could get sandboxed.

05-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Directory submissions provide a very good back-link but the disadvantage is that it takes too long for directory submissions to get approved.

05-21-2013, 02:10 AM
There are several advantages of the Directory Submissions but one common disadvantage is that Directory submissions is a time consuming task. It is the Long term SEO strategy.

05-21-2013, 02:23 AM
Directory submission helps to get quality backlinks. It takes some time to get the approved links.

05-21-2013, 04:25 AM
Directories is not suitable for SEO cause all directories have similar way of posting & also these types of sites not search by common users. Its also consider in exceed link building so harmful for sites.

05-21-2013, 05:01 AM
Directory submission is really a good practice and gives you long term backlinks. Directories submission is done to get relevant, permanent and one-way link. These links are very important and helps you in search engines rankings if submitted in relevant categories.

05-21-2013, 06:16 AM
Time consuming and repetitive job
Low quality backlinks
Low approval rates
You cannot promote inner pages

05-21-2013, 09:23 AM
I think there is no any disadvantage of directory submision.

Mark Steve
05-23-2013, 10:34 AM
Well, the only disadvantage of directory submission is late approval otherwise I think directory submission is pretty good way to make backlinks.

07-18-2013, 07:01 AM
Of the comparatively few disadvantages associated with directory submissions, one well-known disadvantage is that directory submissions are lingering together with tiresome. Hence, do some additional work to optimize your internet pages or content according to help SEO editorial and WEBSITE POSITIONING copy writing guidelines and then select the proper internet directories for submission.

07-18-2013, 07:23 AM

Directory submission helps to get back links and increase ranking status on google. I don't think so about disadvantages of directory submission. some directories get instant result.

07-18-2013, 07:38 AM
Directory submission a good technique but its take a long time to approved and not sure that will be approved or not.

07-19-2013, 09:08 AM
As per my views, I would like to prefer high page rank of the directory site to submit my website into it. It would be really helpful to get known about the website visitor.

07-19-2013, 02:55 PM
Directory submission is still useful.

If you are doing too many directory submission then it would be harmful as well.

Try to submit fresh description to top directories!

07-22-2013, 04:14 AM
Directory Submission are good for the business as it is white hat and gives back links which index early as compared to other. the one drawback is that they do not exist more than one yr after submission and also it takes long time to approve after submission.

07-22-2013, 05:07 AM
Many directories are spammy ones provided by many providers with huge list, you should be aware of them, instead there are a lot good sites which will bring you targetted traffic.

07-26-2013, 06:38 AM
Yes, the whole matter called as directory submission could be totally useful for us but in the end, we have to accept that it will eat up a lot of our time.

07-30-2013, 04:33 AM
For business and brand listing, you should try directory submission. However, you should be careful as it has disadvantages. Most directories dont really matter. Yes, search engine index them but they are almost left unnoticed. Also, permanent listings in popular directories take time to appear. Furthermore, some of these directories aren't free. On the bright side, if you do this effort, it may be worth it as directory submissions is a must-have for PageRank. With this you can guarantee that Google will give value to your sites.

07-30-2013, 05:57 AM
There are no disadvantages of directory submission. directory submission is useful to get related traffic.
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07-30-2013, 01:08 PM
There are business directory listings, then there are regular website directory listings, they both give you backlinks to your website from usually category related websites, that usually already have higher PR ratings...

07-31-2013, 04:26 AM
Directory submission is proven to be a great method for gaining quality back links. The Higher the quality of incoming links, the better your search engine rankings and internet visibility would be.Submitting to directories would be the simplest way to get quality incoming links. Maybe the disadvantage would be you need to wait for your submission to be approved but its worth the wait because it can give you good results.

07-31-2013, 07:25 AM
The only disadvantage is that most of the directories do not exist more than 1 year after submission.

Jessica Auston
07-31-2013, 08:54 AM
hey i am using it more than 2 years there is no disadvantage.... about that............

07-31-2013, 12:46 PM
Remember that directory submissions are a long-term SEO strategy and not a link strategy. Hence, do not expect extreme inbound traffic from your directory submissions, but instead have patience.

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08-01-2013, 04:58 AM
no disadvantage if you are careful.

08-01-2013, 06:05 AM
Directory submission is easy and old method of link building, if you use low quality directories then you would get disadvantage otherwise it is good as well.

08-01-2013, 07:06 AM
There are only advantages of directory submissions.

08-01-2013, 07:55 AM
There are more advantages of directory submissions over its disadvantages.

08-01-2013, 12:32 PM
I donít think it gives bad effects, because it can create lots of business leads.

08-02-2013, 04:36 AM
Disadvantages of directory submission-
1. It takes long time to approve a link.
2. It does not give high quality backlinks which last for long.

09-17-2013, 08:28 AM
Disadvantages of directory Submission is as follows:
1.You cannot promote inner pages
2.Low approval rates
3.Time consuming and repetitive job
4.Low quality backlinks

09-18-2013, 02:25 AM
Directory Submissions delivers good no of back-links to your web site. But only the drawback is that it requires too long time for getting your directory submissions accepted.

09-18-2013, 03:35 AM
I think no any disadvantage of directory submission. only advantage because only get the back link and increase ranking status on google....

09-18-2013, 04:36 AM
We can't say there is any disadvantages because of directory submission once when we do it in high quality sites we don't have to be afraid of it getting spammed.

10-16-2013, 02:32 AM
It holds true that directory submission can certainly be a useful concept. However, you need to understand that the same consumes a considerable amount of time.

10-17-2013, 10:31 AM
After Google penguin update, Directory submission are less effective. The backlinks which directory submission give are mostly low quality and build no-follow.

10-25-2013, 07:10 AM
it takes almost month to approve your submission that is only the big disadvantage but do directory submission only on high PR sites that have low Alexa

10-25-2013, 08:20 AM
Directory submission in high page rank sites helps to improve the backlinks and page rank. But for approval it takes some time that's the only disadvantage.

10-26-2013, 08:31 AM
Well Advantage is that once your site is approved than it is a abest way of link building but out of 10 only 2-3 links are verified ...

10-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Would tell you the only disadvantage of directory submission could be is time consuming for approving. Other this is one of the most effective off-page activity.

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11-02-2013, 03:57 AM
Disadvantage is that links from directory submission are not very helpful for improving website's ranking because they are considered of low quality after the Google Penguin update.

11-07-2013, 06:29 AM
Directory Submissions brings good no of backlinks to your website. But only the disadvantage is that it takes too long for getting the directory submission approved. I submitted in almost 100 of directories and till now only 6 to 7 sites have accepted the listing. It have been over 3 months and now when I submite again, some directories say, my url is banned. It is really pathetic.

11-07-2013, 08:36 AM
If you are doing directory submission in limitation, then there is no harm. otherwise it will go in over optimization.

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11-07-2013, 11:00 AM
The only disadvantage of Directory submissions that's it take a long time to approve a submission

11-11-2013, 06:25 AM
there is only one disadvantage and that is if you don't get link after investing your time doing the submissions.

11-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Directory submission is really beneficial for our sites because it give good backlink which help us to rank easily. But we have to submit only good directory sites whose page rank is well, and not on .net and .info.

11-12-2013, 05:35 AM
The main disadvantages of Directory submission is many directory websites does not approve our listing instantly.It would take time to approve more than month and some times may be deleted.

05-08-2014, 02:19 AM
One of the disadvantages that remain associated along with directory submission is a time consuming process. Truly, this kind of technique demands huge amount of time.

Rajdeep Bose
06-17-2014, 04:43 AM
Directory submission refers to the process of adding your website to a web directory. The directory submission process involves submitting your website URL along with other details of your website to the most appropriate category. The SEO folks or the people who do Search Engine Optimization treat directory submission as a starting step to off page optimization of a website. In simple words, they increase the visibility of a website.