Thursday, 5 May 2011

Directories – Directory services for your sites

Submitting your web site to the various online directories is an important part of any Link Popularity campaign. While your traffic from many directories may be negligible or irrelevant, appropriate incoming links to your website will help in your overall search engine link popularity.

Paying  for your directory submission can be a  waste of coin. You can get just as good a result from submitting to free directories. I wouldn’t advise website owners pay for what anyone can get free elsewhere.  The best directories to submit your site to are Search Engine Friendly directories those that indeed have your site URL listed at some point, rather than outlinks that are simply code. Some will ask for a reciprocal link, some will not. Directories that do not encode outgoing links will help your website’s Search Engine Ranking.

Most directories will have many categories you can submit your site to. Decide on the one that is most related, preferably a keyword that you are aiming for high search engine ranking in, and try to submit to the same or much the same category in every directory, at least for your main page. This will increase the ranking of your site relating to the keyword chosen. Submit to different categories as long as your website is appropriate to those categories. This will increase the number of incoming links to your website.

Describe your website in a way that will attract visitors. The length of your description will vary from directory to directory, but most will be under 250 characters. Some will allow up to 1,000 characters. It is a good idea to write several descriptions of different lengths, say from under 50 characters for a brief overview, to around 150 characters for a fuller description, up to two hunderd and fifty characters for a yet more in depth listing. Keep your listing pertinent to your website, insert keywords where related and appropriate, but do not just submit a keyword listing, as most directories will reject your submission. Save all your descriptions in a text file, and just copy & paste into the descriptions boxes when needed rather than typing the same descriptions out again and again.

Make a list of all suitable keywords for your site, from most superior to least, and basically keep adding keywords until either you get to the bottom of your list Check what keywords your competitors are going for. This can often be performed by viewing the source of a web page and checking the META tags. Again, save your keywords to a text file.

Here are some FREE directories that can submit your Website URL’s too

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