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I think only an editor can give you a true answer but, from my experience, DMOZ has been awful quiet since Google dropped them in July. Let's see what the public thinks about DMOZ though... Ouch.


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If you are using apache, and you have a index file specified (which is present), there is no way to trick apache into not using the index file. It will simply cause a 404. Some frameworks put a index.php file into every single directory, with as little content as this: <?php // silence is golden ?> The simple reason to actually put a file, is that ...


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DMOZ directory is dead for various reasons Web has grown too big to be listed in a web directory. Too many sites. Favours by corrupts editors have diluted the impact Site gets updated often, while DMOZ is most of the time once listed forever thing. Traffic to DMOZ has gone down considerably. Less people use it. Most of the older DMOZ editors have moved to ...


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Their directory links are nofollow so their SEO value is zero (you can verify this by viewing the source of any directory page). This meets Google's guidelines for selling links so there isn't any penalty for business.com or the site purchasing the link. The only potential value you would get from a listing there is traffic but I have yet to hear anyone ...


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It's hard to determine whether or not buying a package from Universal Business Listing will (significantly) boost your rankings. I very much doubt it. Do your competitors have a listing? Is it normal in your business to have a listing there? Then you can consider it. Business listings are old school The thing is: registering for business listings is kind ...


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As long as the pages have more unique content than duplicated content I don't think it will affect the SEO. Also we are talking about location and as long as the whole location is unique on the site, Google will not see "duplicated" part of the location as Duplicated. Also if you really want to make sure that Google see the Country and state of your ...


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You could do that if you want those images to be indexed and found in image search. But they'll be ranked better if the search engines find them in web pages because they can use nearby text, alt attributes, page context, etc, to determine what the image is. They can't do that from a directory listing unless you've done an incredible job of naming your ...


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Submitting to directories can have a positive effect on your rankings but, generally speaking, in reality unless you are targeting a very niche market/search term I wouldn't expect to see great or significant results from this. The overwhelming vast majority of directories rank poorly and have few incoming links to them. So their SEO value is minimal ...


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Step 1. Follow the submission guidelines That's it. There is nothing you can do but hope your category has an editor, they are active, and they approve your site. You can ask for information in their support forums but that doesn't really do anything for you. What you shouldn't do is resubmit your site repeatedly. That's a great way to make sure you are ...


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Yahoo's directory is a mere shadow of what it used to be. It doesn't deliver any traffic anymore. General consensus that I've read online is that it isn't worth the $299 anymore. Especially since it now now per year as opposed to a one time fee like it originally was. This page might be a good read for you.


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Probably not. Links from most directories carry extremely little SEO value due to the fact that those pages themselves have little SEO value so a link from them won't do too much for a website. However, if you're targeting a specific geographic region, these may be helpful if the directory offers categories for that specific geographic region and the page ...


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Assuming that DirectoryIndex and AllowOverride All|Indexes are enabled in your Apache configuration, you can use the .htaccess to change the directory listing settings on a per-folder or location basis. Use the Location container to specify the location, then change the DirectoryIndex file to a file that doesn't exist. Apache will try to use it, the it will ...


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Stephen summed it up nicely but to add and depends on your Venture, Local Paid Directories are golden and regardless of their niche if they allow you to put Business Name and Address and Telephone these will help your local rankings dramatically. Local Directories can be Golden for Local Search Results So say for example if your business is in the ...


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It greatly depends on the quality of the directory. If the directory is indiscriminate about the quality of the sites that it includes and does not limit itself to a specific niche, I wouldn't want my link in that directory if they were paying me. If the directory has good coverage of your niche and seems to list all the major player without any obvious ...


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Does having our client page content distributed to a broader media network of sites affect our SEO? It can affect SEO positively or negatively depending on how it's done. Assuming a portion of the data is made available to the network with a link to the full data back to the mothership domain, that would a way to create backlinks and thus improve SEO. ...


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The duplication of content is what Google's "Panda Algorithm" is all about reducing and eliminating, at least in its search results. So as far for SEO it's value is greatly reducung and diminishing more each day. As far as links in that content, they're probably equally devalued as well. So links placed in articles and then distributed in article farms that ...


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To avoid duplicate content, you can apply this architecture of pages for your listings: www.example.com/united-states (a page with just the listing of all states of the United States) www.example.com/united-states/texas (a page with just the listing of cities in Texas) www.example.com/united-states/texas/dallas (a page with just the listing of companies ...


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Here's my opinion. Directories are old-fashioned. They worked well (SEO-wise) many years ago but nowadays, Google can easily detect your site is a directory and thus most probably classifies your site under a special category. That's why, unless you think about a very new and very good concept (unfortunately, when you list features, I don't think it's the ...


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First I think you are getting a bit confused. Sitelinks aren't connected with rich snippets. They are different things: Sitelinks About rich snippets and structured data On the https://oregonvma.org/ site, these aren't rich snippets, as the page has no mark up. It's simply the content from the page being displayed in the SERPS: Compare the content on the ...


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Try using this under <Directory> AllowOverride All And make sure there isn't a .htaccess file that disables directory browsing in the directory that you're making the request to (and restart Apache). Update: Make sure that the mod_autoindex module is loaded along with the mod_dir module. Without the former, you'll get an error when browsing ...


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Sounds like the directory is not within the same user group as the ftp user and www-data account, more than likely its set as owner root. You need to login via ssh and do a chown www-data:www-data /full/path/to/the/directory if you don't have ssh access ask your webhost.


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As long as you don't exaggerate with the number of submission I don't think there will be any problem. Remember that this is the purpose of a link directory site: to promote other quality sites. The problem with the directory submission is that this technique has been abused in the past and even now. Because of this Google lowered the importance of a link ...


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The FTP protocol requires one of the two computers involved in the transfer to open a data connection on a second port in order to complete the transfer. In 'Active' mode, the client opens a port and the server connects back to the client. In 'Passive' mode, the server opens a port and the client connects to the server a second time. Problems with this are ...


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I recently had a somewhat related discusison about this with the owner of a very large tech forum which took a massive hit after the Google Panda update -- the latest change where they pretty much cracked down on link and article farms (although many forums also fell victim as collateral damage -- but Google tweaked the algorithm soon after) and while I'm ...



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