Directory Maximizer

Difference between the General, Niche and Premium Paid Directories

We offer various directory submission services, including submitting your sites to general free directories, niche industry specific directories and premium paid directories.

Given below is a comparison between the 3 services and highlights some of the key differences between submitting to each type of directory. This comparison is applicable to directories we submit to and directories not included in our lists may not necessarily share these characteristics.

 

Criteria General  (free) Directories Niche (Industry Specific) Directories Premium (Paid) Directories
Type of Listings Lists websites related to any industry under appropriate categories Lists websites related to only one industry/theme under the most relevant sub-category. Lists websites related to any industry under appropriate categories
Pages Allowed for Submission Typically, only homepage of your site, few allow inner pages Homepage of your site Homepage of your site as well as inner pages
Submission Review and Approval Process Might take up to 90 days for review and approval after a submission is made Listings are accepted or rejected usually within a month Faster review. Listings are approved/rejected within 7 to 14 days
Link Building Objective Adds to the link diversity factor by targeting links with different anchor text. Links from many directories can help serve as the foundation of a sites’ linking profile. Adds to the relevancy factor in the link profile since the listings will only be from related directories Each link could possibly have more value because the directories are more actively promoted + lesser competing listings in each directory
Listing Charges Usually listings are offered free of cost Most of them charge a small one-time listing fee Charge a premium one-time listing fee
Type of Links Permanent, do-follow, one-way links Permanent, do-follow, one-way links Permanent, do-follow, one-way links
Approval Criteria No guaranteed review and/or approval Guaranteed review and listing, else money-back if rejected Guaranteed review and listing, else money-back if rejected
PageRank PR0 –PR6 PR0-PR6 PR3 – PR8
Submission Charges 14 cents/submission 96 Cents/submission Depends on the listing fee charged by directories ($5onwards) [Note: We offer prices that are discounted from the original listing price in the directory]
E-mail Handling Charges (optional) 4 cents/directory 4 cents/directory Free
Submission Method Manual submissions Manual submissions Manual submissions
Example sunstuds.com www.tranquilwellness.com www.cuedirectory.com

Refer to the comprehensive Directory Maximizer guide for more details on each of these directory submission strategies and how to make effective use of them.  The guide has some practical tips and insights that you can use to make your link building more effective.

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