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Q: Why pay to have your website listed in a (web) directory? ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Why pay to have your website listed in a (web) directory?
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: bubblycious-ga
List Price: $3.50
Posted: 25 Aug 2006 08:15 PDT
Expires: 08 Sep 2006 15:39 PDT
Question ID: 759441

In a thread entitled "Show me your directory!" on SitePoint
(, the
SitePoint members present their web directories along with the listing
fees (if any) and directory requirements.

The number of such directories is impressive but... while I understand
why webmasters would want to have a such a directory (they hope to
benefit from the traffic they generate), it puzzles me why some
people/companies are willing to pay to appear in them (I'm not
speaking about free directories here).

Site-sift (, for example, offers paid
submissions ranging from $24.95 to $100.00. What do you get for that
kind of money? Is it traffic? (do people actually visit web
directories??) Is it an increased Google PageRank?

Thank you.
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