Directory Web Site Submission
Simply a "Must!"
The directory web site
submission process is essential to
marketing your website, building visibility, credibility
and your reputation on the internet.
Listing your website with directories is actually quite a simple
Although, without a doubt, website submission is a boring and tedious
task but an absolutely necessary one!
Personally, I find it helpful to use directory submission software in
order to make the process go much faster and to make the most efficient
use of my time.
I have used the free version of the Internet
Market's Directory Web Site Submission
software but have long since upgraded
to their premium level directory submission software since it offers so
many more options and features.
do so love web tools and services that make the
tedious site building and SEO chores quick
While I haven't found any directory web site
software to be perfect and without a few annoying idiosyncrasies,
I appreciate that I can achieve my goal of submitting to at least 5 to
10 directories each week in a matter of 5 to 10 minutes rather than an
hour or more.
There are literally a gazillion web directories
that offer links for free. Other directories charge a fee or require a
I recommend listing your website with both free and paid
However, I do skip the directory sites that require a link exchange.
Here's the scoop between
the two. . .
- List with those with a page rank of 3 or higher
- Make sure that the directory doesn't use the
"no follow" attribute on the links submitted (Take a quick peek at
"view source" to learn this
- Avoid those that require you to sign-up for a
ream of newsletters (or
your inbox will be inundated in no time!)
- Looks matter: If the site looks cheesy or
- Size does matter: If the site only shows a
handful of listing in each
- Be patient. It can take months (and sometimes
never) for some
directories to list your site for "free".
- Listing your website with directories certainly
reinforces the adage, "You do get what you pay for."
- As with any premium service, your submission
receives attention- fast!
- Usually you will find that paid directories
offer a good page rank along with delivering a fair amount of
consistent traffic to your site demonstrating that your investment is
to submit your site to any of the major search engines!
(Although you will need to submit your site map if your web host
doesn't do that for you in order to alert their "spiders" to crawl your
site.) Eventually, all the major search engines will find
your site and it
will get listed! Just be patient.
Save your money for a better return
on your investment.
Why waste $299 a
on a Yahoo listing when they don't even
guarantee that your site will be listed?
Search engines have programs which crawl around the web gathering
information about websites.
You've no doubt heard of the
then there is Yahoo Slurp and other search engines have similar types
which crawl around your site and feed their respective
search engine information about your site's content.
Trust me, as you add content overtime, your site will get listed with
all the major search engines so save your money!
(Have you ever wondered just how each search engine spiders gets its' name?
Googlebot actually makes a lot of sense to me, but Slurp?)