These are some questions answered from the webmaster of BQTM directory.
What is your name and age and where are you from?
My real name is Hitesh Shah – 23 yrs old and I’m from India.
When was BQTM directory created?
It was created on January 29th 2007.What does BQTM stands for? No idea. I bought this domain (not expired) from a DP member when I was in search of some nice short name. I am thinking of starting a contest to suggest me a full-form for BQTM.
Your directory got a PR 4 on its first update. What are your plans for the next one?
The homepage is PR4 but most of the top categories are PR5. So working to make the homepage PR6.
Is it prepared properly to face the next PR update?
Yes, I am eager to see the next PR update especially after the “anti paid-links” campaign from Google. I have done some wordpress theme sponsoring, bought many one-way links, directory submissions etc.
What about the template? Is it custom made?
Yes, thats a custom made template given to me by SaadAhmed007
What mods do you have installed?
– Deep links mod from mhamdi – Category sponsored link from linksforever.net Also, I have done some customization on the available mods. Look at the link details page.
There is a blog on your directory site, but it’s empty. Are you going to buy content, or you are going to fill it yourself?
The blog is a new addition and still some coding work is pending on it. Definitely, i am going to make posts regularly. ( quite busy nowadays)
Do you have a linkbuilding strategy you want to share?
No specific strategies.. I just go for any nice offers.
Is there a promotion strategy you are after?
I have bought some signature and avatar spaces on DP forum. Also bought few sitewides and category sponsored links.
How is traffic? Do you have any specific goals set?
The traffic is increasing gradually. Infact after my new template – both submissions and traffic has increased dramatically. There is nice hike in alexa past few months Its near 100k – would like to make it 50k
Where is your traffic coming from?
Most of the traffic comes DP forum and directory lists. Search engines also contribute a lot. BQTM ranks well for the keywords Strong directory and premium directory
What about SEO and SERPs? I saw you’re on the first page for “strong directory”. Are there any other keywords you are after?
I am writing unique Meta Descriptions for all the categories to decrease supplemental pages count as much as possible. Currently targetting keyword “web directory”
Do you have any kind of stats regarding the traffic your directory sends to the listed sites?
You can view the number of hits from the individual listings details page.
Are there any other strong features you think must be pointed out?
– Good pagerank for top categories and few sub categories – “nofollow” tags for some SEO tools on details page.
Overall you have a nice directory, but internet is just full of them. Why do you think someone should choose your directory?
– Thats a tough question to answer. The choice depends on the individuals preference. If BQTM was not mine, I would submit to this directory because of good Page rankings of inner categories and affordable review fee.
A few words from us
Our opinion for this directory is pretty good. It seems that the webmaster is working hard to make this directory a valuable resource for other webmasters. We found the template attractive, PR of inner pages surprisingly high, logical pricing and a very helpful webmaster who answered our emails within one day. Generally, BQTM directory offers valuable links and enough features in a user friendly environment. Our only objection is about the blog, which lacks content, but the owner reassured us that he will take care of this soon. Until than we wish BQTM the best for the upcoming PR update.