Sunday, October 29, 2006

Top92 Directory

What Is Your Name?
Michael Yuke

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
We currently have reciprocal, paid regular links and featured links.

What Is Your Main Source for Entries?
Direct traffic is the main source for entires on Top92.

When Did You Start This Directory?
Top92 has been a directory for about 6 months now.

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
We currently have 1034 links in the directory. We only accept the the sites that meet our submission guidelines.

What Is Different About Your Directory?
We love what we do.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
We currently are not doing advertising. There are plans we a advertising plan for Q1 2007.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
Selling links on the site. How else would we make money?

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
That is a private question. It is in the low $XXX.xx monthly at this point.

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
This directory was created by me.

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
I like to have people submit their own sites to our site.

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
No plans currently. Some advertising is upcoming. Maybe a small promotion. We will see what the future holds.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Hey We Have a Custom Header

Hi all, I am excited to announce that with all the growing popularity of this blog, we have a new custom header. Here it is :


What do you think?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Ruuz.com

What Is Your Name?
Keral. C. Patel.

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
Paid. Reciprocals used to be free but are not free anymore.

What Is Your Main Source for Entries?
Other directories and forums that I visit regularly.

When Did You Start This Directory?
I started this directory in Feb 2006.7.

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
Around 150 right now.

What Is Different About Your Directory?
I just take in premium sites. Some payments have been refunded back. And that is the main reason My directory has only 150 listings.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
Yeah I advertise it.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
Just listing fees. I haven't placed any ads or any other affilaite banners on it.

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
Around $100 a month.

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
I downloaded the free version of phpLD 2.0 which was very popular at that time. (It is still very popular) And customized the template myself.

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
No not many but maybe 4 or 5.

What Types of Directories Will Succeed and What Types Will Fail?
Only the directories from which the webmaster himself is making profit will stay there. Because I don't think many people will have that kind of finance to go on with a not earning directory.

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
Right now nothing. It is well settled and it takes care of itself.

Friday, October 13, 2006

PHPdir



What Is Your Directory Called?
PHPdir

What Is the URL of the Directory?
http://www.phpdir.info

What Is Your Name?
Jay Anderson

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
Free, Reciprocal, and Paid entries are welcome

What Is Your Main Source for Entries?
Search engines, word of mouth, and forums postings

When Did You Start This Directory?
A couple months ago

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
Close to 200

What Is Different About Your Directory?
It contains links that are manually looked over and confirmed.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
Yes I do.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
Adverts, featured listings

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
*Hidden*

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
Created this directory

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
Yes I have.

What Types of Directories Will Succeed and What Types Will Fail?
The directories should have a great design, lots of GOOD links (not subdomain type links), good promotion, and a good reputation.

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
To expand it, and increase users of the directory.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

DirArchive Web Directory


What Is Your Name?
Asim

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
Paid, Featured

What Is Your Main Source for Entries?
SEO Forums, Directory-Owners Forums, List of Directories, Directory of Directories, Paid Ads, Blog Posts and few traffic from Search Engines.

When Did You Start This Directory?
7 Months Ago

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
635 so far

What Is Different About Your Directory?
Having unique/custom design, unique structure of categories, manually added categories, listing only quality sites with quality contents, easy to navigate.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
Yes, I do advertise.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
By getting paid and featured submissions, by selling site wide Sponsored Text Links

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
it varies each month, avg. more than $200 per month

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
Yes, I created it from the scratch

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
Mostly i submit by myself manually, sometimes get services of directory-submitter if offer is for high PR directories submissions.

What Types of Directories Will Succeed and What Types Will Fail?
The directories with similiar kind of contents and similiar kind of categories structures would not work fine. Also, the directories will get success quality contents.

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
I want to make it useful, reliable resource, if user of directory gets real value of his/her submission, then it is most admirable thing.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

FreeDeepLinks


What Is Your Name?
Jenn Mattern

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
Basic listings are free, and I don't require any reciprocal links. Only deep links to individual article pages are accepted though. I allow an unlimited number of free links per category and directory-wide, and allow webmasters to include the same article (also things like recipes, craft projects, forms, templates... basically text-based resource pages) in multiple categories as long as they're relevant. The only place I don't accept free links is in top level categories, which are reserved for featured spots only.

What Is Your Main Source for Entries?
The main source would be a combination actually... DigitalPoint members and writers with a content network that I work with.

When Did You Start This Directory?
Just a few weeks ago... I want to say it was September 14th.

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
As of this morning, there are 1976 article links added. Once it hits 2000, I'll be launching a secondary marketing campaign targeting readers searching for these articles (to help drive traffic to the listed pages), rather than exclusively focusing on webmasters and writers. Almost there.

What Is Different About Your Directory?
Well, I could be wrong, but to the best of my knowledge (and based on feedback from a number of people), I don't believe anyone's done a directory where they're actually out there trying to categorize articles on the Web. The point is to be a good service for readers (to allow them to find articles and resources on just about any topic, without the "junk" results in search engines - like sales pages and such that won't help them - that just happen to be optimized well). The fact that webmasters get free one-way deep links to their article pages is just a bonus to them for helping to build the directory (because it saves me from having to find them all or having to hire more people to do it for me).

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
No. Like my other sites and even my business in general, I steer clear of advertising. My specialty is public relations, so I tend to go the publicity route first, seeing what I can do in that sense, and then advertising is sort of a backup plan if I need it. I avoid it more because I try to prove to myself what I can do without it than any other reason.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
I suppose that would just be Adsense and featured listings.

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
Well, I'll stick with just the repetitive income.... With Adsense it's doing from $1-3 per day right now; not great or anything, but I'm happy with it considering that the directory isn't even a month old yet, and I haven't marketed it all that heavily. The highest amounts seem to come from Adsense on the results page, so I'd expect the revenue to pick up a bit more when I start marketing towards actual readers, getting them to search for articles rather than mostly the webmasters who add them and leave. Only time will tell of course.

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
I created it... nothing fancy; just a template I edited and a category dump which I'm slowly but surely rearranging and purging.

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
Well Heaven help me if I do! That's honestly the last thing that I want. It would just amount to far too much spam and home page links (which I don't accept) being added.

What Types of Directories Will Succeed and What Types Will Fail?
I'm still new in the directory area. I had one previously, but this is the first I'm putting any real effort into. So I'll look at this from a marketing standpoint: like in any market, I honestly believe that the ones who succeed are going to be the ones where the directory owners think for themselves a bit and try to find a new niche.

I think it's just going to be harder and harder for general directories at this point, and only the ones that are marketed effectively or have some unique spin are really going to succeed. But I also think there's still probably a lot of room for new directory owners.

I'd expect to see an increase in coming months or even years in deep link directories. With that comes a huge number of opportunities (recipe-only directories similar to what I'm doing with more general articles and resources would be just one example).

I'm sure there are still plenty of untapped (or under-tapped) niches in home page link directories too... just pick a topic that you like and specialize. In my case, for another directory, it's indie music. Directories are really pretty versatile. You could run a directory of niche businesses or professionals (say Web designers and firms, or even template designers if you want to narrow it down more), or a directory linking only to information on holidays, roller coasters... whatever pops into your head. I doubt we're even close to the point of everything already being "done."

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
First of all, I plan to change up the home page a little bit to start featuring not only select categories like I'm doing now in the headers, but also specific articles (for instance, I'll pull some good Halloween articles soon enough). Basically, I'll be looking for ways to make it more user-friendly for the people actually searching for articles and information. I'll market more heavily to them shortly. The plan on the webmaster side of things isn't just to give them free deep links, but also to actively try to bring in readers to help drive traffic to the articles they list. I want people coming and going relatively quickly because they're happy that they found a decent resource through my directory. That's what I'm hoping will bring them back. I'm not saying there aren't any, but I haven't seen a directory where the owner is purposefully trying to find ways to promote the links listed for free. So hopefully webmasters will consider that a good thing and start adding more articles.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Lively Directory


What Is Your Name?
Richie Ni

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
Premier Paid

When Did You Start This Directory?
It's about 1 month ago.

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
I have got around 60 Entries.

What Is Different About Your Directory?
Nothing special in the design..Making a great intnernet source site is my goal.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
Yes,I do.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
From the submissions and links on the index.

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
Made nearly 100$ from it.

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
I created it.

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
No,because it's paid directory and hasn't got any PR.

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
I'll promote it a lot and make a new template for it!

Noble Web Directory


What Is Your Name?
Chetan Bhawani

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
Premium paid.

When Did You Start This Directory?
It is about a week old.

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
I have got around 25 Entries.

What Is Different About Your Directory?
Regarding to design, there is not much difference with other directories. It is spam free and has editors to view each submission and listing only quality links.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
Yes i have done a lot of advertising in just a week and will be doing a lot of it in the upcoming time.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
Just from Submitted links. I dont like selling sitewide links.

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
Made nearly 200$ from it.

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
I created it.

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
No as it is a paid directory, i didn't.

What Types of Directories Will Succeed and What Types Will Fail?
Descriptive linking in the pages will be helpful for directories, which would make the directory stronger in terms of link development.

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
I am just going to advertise it a lot and continue it as one of my best projects.

Global Internet Index


What Is Your Name?
Amit Patel

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
We have 3 levels of listing a website
Featured links $50
Regular links $25
Regular links with reciprocal $10

When Did You Start This Directory?

One Month back and still working on its quality

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
Currently we have very few directory as we have not officially announced it, only listing authority websites currently.

What Is Different About Your Directory?
Global Internet Index is a search engine friendly web directory which has around 2500 sub categories to list quality websites. This web directory has listed all the top authority websites as of now and has no 3rd party advertising. The main aim of this directory is to be a powerful medium to list websites and give the users the best results. The directories has articles on every page which is going to boost up the ranking of the websites listed there as they will be listed on content pages.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
We have purchased 1600$ worth links in the past month till date and our total budget for this web directory is 5000$, and the main investment will be done for buying high page rank listings and listing from quality directories like the yahoo directory.

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
Presently nothing because this is not officially announced and it will announced by mid - october with press releases.

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
We have created this directory and have created a custom categories database.

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
We at http://www.theseoworld.com give directory submissions services so we are getting our directory project's link building is done by our staff itself.

What Types of Directories Will Succeed and What Types Will Fail?
We are sure our Global Internet Index Directory project will be a great hit in the comming future.

PiggyDir


What Is Your Name?
Bruno Silva

What Are the Ways of Getting Listed in Your Directory (E.G. Free, Reciprocal, Paid)?
Temporarily the directory allows free submissions. Reciprocal submissions are available for free also, as well as paid featured submissions.

What Is Your Main Source for Entries?
For now Digital Points Forums

When Did You Start This Directory?
This Directory started at the end of September 2006

How Many Entries Do You Have in the Entire Directory?
Only a few now, there should be 100 submissions so far, but the directory is still recent.

What Is Different About Your Directory?
The layout is quite nice, and now it's completly free, non-reciprocal and visual confirmation was also taken out for speedy inputs.

Do You Advertise Your Directory?
For now only a few links and blog posts were made about it.

What Are Various Ways in Which You Earn Money From Your Directory?
Featured Links, and Sponsors

How Much Money Do You Make From the Directory?
Only a few bucks for now... really few.

Did You Create This Directory Or Buy It?
I've created it.

Have You Managed To Get Listed With Many Directory-Submitters?
Not yet.

What Types of Directories Will Succeed and What Types Will Fail?
I've really no idea bout this, bit I believe that very expensive listings will survive with few clients, while cheap directories will have to live from harder work.

What Plans Do You Have for This Directory?
I want to take it to PR3 and become one of the expensive directories with less clients, which makes now a good timing to get listed there. I don't create websites for selling them, I'll keep it until I reach my objective.