Internet Directory Submissions


Submitted by David Hobson | Category: Search Engine Optimization | Published on Jan 28, 2007
 
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Adding your website to directories is a very important stage in improving your search rankings and gaining free traffic. Because directories often carry a high Page Rank (importance of a site) linking your website from a top directory.

Directories are websites listing hand-chosen collections of links, sorted by categories. Unlike search engines, directories use human editors and consumer input to build a quality schedule. Adding your website to directories is a very important stage in improving your search rankings and gaining free traffic.

Because directories often carry a high Page Rank (importance of a site) linking your website from a top directory, will give you a portion of the Page Rank to your site. You will probably come across many directories with paid inclusions: use your common sense to appreciate if it is worth it or not.

A good criterion is to check their Google Page Rank: if it is at least three levels higher than your site's Page Rank, it is probably worth spending the money for the inclusion fee.

However, do look for directories with a flat, one-time fee rather than recurring monthly or annual fees: you will end up spending less money! The job of submitting not to directories is often a long drawn out task, requiring you to go through several categories to get to the right one for your website. Copy a captcha image; provide more information about your website etc. For this reason, a misconception came out that it is acceptable to submit to the top 5 - 10 directories and be happy with it.

Not the case! Submitting a website site to 2,000 directories is a much suggestion. While some links will be discounted (not counted in the eyes of the search engines) many links will be counted for your website to enjoy better rankings, more back-links and overall more free traffic.

When submitting to directories, there are many SEO companies that offer a directory submission service for a fee, search engine plug and directory maximizer are two offering different packages, Always make sure when using submission services that you receive a full report of all the directories your site was submitted to so that you can follow up with the directories, do not expect instant approval some directories take 2-3 month to approve links. -- Here is a list of 10 Directories you should consider:

 

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