Building a strong directory
Time for a hastily put together midweek post.. Previously I posted a short list of strong free directories (which will be expanded over the coming weeks and months). At the moment it’s incomplete but I’ve tried to piece together some quality directories that I believe are worth submitting to (unlike 99% of the junk that’s out there).
Out of curiosity, I decided to look at exactly how many backlinks each of the top five of these sites have.
I’ve never really looked at how many sites link to domaining.in before and was pretty shocked by the results (according to MajesticSEO Site Explorer). The first plot below shows the top five directories and as you can see DMOZ is HUGE and has around 1.4 billion backlinks! Again, I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these numbers but DMOZ is certainly the clear leader here.
If we exclude DMOZ and look at the next five strongest free directories we see that domaining.in leads the pack with over 8 million backlinks (surely that can’t be correct?!).
If we compare these numbers with SEOMoz’s Open Site Explorer we see that the link counts are much lower and that there is some disagreement in the rankings. But again, it’s clear that DMOZ rules the free directories in terms of directory strength.
Removing DMOZ we see that Pegasus Directory leads the way in terms of backlinks and page authority.
Summary: It seems that domaining.in’s reputation is selling itself.
This is particularly satisfying as a lot of hard work has been put into this site over the last few years and it’s great news that people are helping to promote the site.
As I mentioned previously, (see post) I’m pushing to improve and develop the site over the coming months and hope that our users will continue to support us, link to us, and spread the word so that we can grow further.
In the end, by helping to promote domaining.in you have been promoting your own sites listed in the directory!
Thank You All!