Ally Directory Becomes An Authority Site

Ally Directory Becomes An Authority Site

Ally Web Directory became an authority site/directory today. I know it’s not a very special thing but still it’s a lot “special”. At least now, people can differentiate better directories from rest of the lot. At least now people will not judge directories on PageRank alone. It’s a good feeling to own a quality directory which even Google ranks as an authority site.

If you don’t know about what usually webmaster refer to an authority site, then here is some brief description.

Ally Directory Becomes An Authority Site

What actually most of webmaster call as authority sites are basically a feature of Google search engine called Sitelinks. They are the links shown below few sites in Google’s search engine results and are solely meant to help users navigate the site, much more easily. Accordingly to Google, they have a system (algorithm) which analyzes the link structure of your site to find shortcuts that will save users to quickly find the information that they are looking for on your site.

Ally Web Directory is now an authority directory (so as to speak) with 7 sitelinks to the directory. It is a huge bonus. Specially when you know that page rank is not the thing that’s going to actually prove the worth of Ally Directory. The news kinda made my day. After probably whole year of Google’s miseries, this is the only good thing that happened in Google and mine relationship. Lol 😆

Thanks to my close friend, Sumit Bahl for breaking this news to me. 🙂

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Congratulations to you and wishing you further success.

  2. Congrats Sharat
    Good luck and wish you success.

  3. Congrats Sharat 🙂

  4. great going, of course authority status means a lot, specially for a web directory, Congrats. to the owner of AllyDirectory

  5. Thanks Pulse Web, Rohit, Chetan 🙂 and Asim
    I hope i can get the deserving high PR in the next update so that full justice is given to Ally Directory and the hard work i have put in. Thanks for your wishes again

  6. Congratulations Sharat L. Jackson Sam Samuel Jaswal!!!!

  7. Congrats to you!
    Though a bit late, accept it.
    BTW, could you tell us the reason of choosing the name “ALLY”?
    Any specific reason kinda?

  8. Ally is a name. However with my directory, i used the word “Ally” which actually means “To enter into an alliance” or kinda “association”… So, AllyDirectory is a directory which is looking for association with rest of the websites on web via the medium of listings…
    I hope you understood, even though it was a vague attempt… 🙂

  9. Of course i do!
    It was luck and hard work that brought you here.
    Best wishes for the future Sharat.

  10. Congrats Sharat 🙂 Well deserved!

  11. Congrats sharat … Ally very well deserved that spot.

  12. Thanks Amit. Congrats on’s sitelinks as well. I know it has been a long time and one of the first directories who got it…but still… 🙂

    Thanks Syed. And Congrats on your previously owned directory (’s sitelinks as well.
    Thanks guys!

  13. Well done – has it resulted in any increase in traffic?

  14. No Howard. I haven’t noticed any real increase in traffic. However, i do notice distribution of traffic to subdomains of So in some sense, traffic has increased on sub-domains!

  15. The Madmouse Web Directory just became an authority site in Google today. I did a search for the term, “madmouse” and see that I have three sitelinks under the listing.

    I decided that I needed to find out more of what authority status means and did a search and found this post. I understand more of what it means now, and time will tell what the benefits will be.

    I know this post is over one year old, but just curious if you have anything else to add of what the benefits are and what type of changes it has made for you?

    Congrats on Ally Directory, and how that your hard work pays off for you.

  16. First of all, congrats on your success Stephen! I first noticed MadMouse year back when my good friend Syed Balkhi mentioned it. I think there has been some change in design since then.

    Very recently, my blog got sitelinks as well. So now i have two websites to actually compare. Again, as mentioned previously, i hardly noticed any change in traffic. Initially AllyDirectory’s traffic increased many a fold as people were talking about it all over the place. But now it’s back to normal at few thousand visitors a day. Similar case with my blog as well. So sitelinks give you no traffic.

    But yes, one thing you will notice is that your statistics will show up more traffic at Health, Shopping, Alternative category from Google. The sitelinks seems to distribute the traffic to other categories of your directory. This sometime is good for directories as you may get related clients who are seeking site reviews in that particular category. Apart from these, the only major factor is that your directory now among those 1% of directories that really stand good in Google’s eyes and advertisers do understand how these directories will benefit them. So eventually you will get more site reviews and listings.

    If i didn’t make sense anywhere in this comment, then excuse me. I am yet to have my morning coffee! 🙂

  17. Sharat Jaswal,

    Thank you for the information, it is very helpful. I like the idea of more site reviews and maybe there will be more SEO firms that will work with me, now. I currently work with 5 firms which give me bulk site reviews for submissions from time to time.

    Glad to here your blog has made authority status as well.

  18. I didn’t want to lay any emphasis on SEO firms for a particular reason. It’s good you have firms to work with and i hope you get lot more. However i think it’s always good to keep such things to yourself.

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