Best of Web directory submission…
Getting the best of your directory listing .
Directories are not only a source of links but they can
actually get you real eye balls for your product page . But
first let’s see how web directories can boost search engine
ranks and then we will see how web directories can get you real
The secret of search engine lies in three things . they are :
original content ,
optimized content and
lots of high quality backlinks.
The importance must be put in “QUALITY” backlinks. This mean
links from site with high PageRank and from site with a high
To get those quality backlinks, there are not many other
options than to do it manually.
The task is tidious ! Result , you find many websites offerring
submission to 500,000 or so search engines and directories .
Unfortunately , maximum of these supposed directories
surprisingly 99% are nothing but Link farms which have no or low
page rank and of poor quality or FFA pages , Free For All ,
where your link does not stay for more than an hour or so .
Always avoid submitting to such places and do not waste your
money signing up for such services .
Why is webdirectory submission important ? Simple , the more
webdirectories you submit to , the more number of links you
could have coming to your website
. Each link is counted as a vote while ranking your website in
search results .
Webdirectories are not only a good source of a back link but
they also send you visitors . You might not know but the first
website created was a webdirectory
. A small one . Let’s see how many visitors we can get from
webdirectories alone .
Keeping the figure very very small to just one visitor from one
directory , and assuming that you have a listing in 127
directories , you can get 127 visitors daily . That’s 3,810 a
month . Any idea what that many people can do for your sales ?
It is generally said that 1 of 100 visitors buys from your
How to get the most out of your webdirectory submission ?
Almost all the web directories offer two types of listings .
Paid directory listing ,
Free directory listing .
Not every directory offers free submission in which case you
must decide whether a paid listing here will be a source of
visitotrs or at least Google PR .
When thinking of direct visitors , you must see the following :
If the directory is new there is a very high possibility that
many people are coming to add their links which means a small ad
of yours can pull real eye balls for your product page . It will
be a very good idea to advertise in a directory like this one .
If there are not many links in your category , then you can get
a first page link in that category . Generally this is the page
that contains the “submit” link meaning extra visibility to your
listing . All the people will have to visit this page to
If you are selling something that is a webmaster resource then
what better place than a directory to advertise . Contact the
webmaster of this directory and place an advertisement . Do not
forget to add a hit counter on your landing page .
If you have an affiliate program then you can also get
affiliate sign ups as people promoting affiliate products
similar to yours are also submitting their websites in the same
category as yours .
Most directories do not accept affiliate websites but a free
new one that does accepts is at
There is a seperate affiliate section and if you have a product
that affiliates can sell then you can get it advertised there .
If you plan on only getting a back link then closely watch the
What is the PR of the page your link will appear on .
How many clicks it takes to get to this page from home page .
If more than three or four then it won’t be of much use . DMOZ
is an exception to this .
Is the page more than 2 level down the root directory . If yes
then chances of getting this link counted by search engines are
Is the link followed by search engines . There should not be a
“rel=nofollow” attribute in other links in that category .
How long will your link stay . If there is a recurring payment
then you must see if the link is worth it .
How many links are there on that page . If more than 50
external links then a listing will not be very beneficial for
In addition if you are required to place a back link on your
pages then you should be very careful . A link to a bad
neighbour can even get your website penalised . Try to submit to
directories which do not require a reciprocal link and avoid
submitting to those who require a back link . Reciprocal links
are anyway not very useful if you plan on a search engine
friendly link . They are rated very low by search engines . They
might get counted but rated low . Additionally if the directory
links to a bad neighbour and you are linking to the directory ,
then you have very high chances of getting black listed if not
completely penalised .
A new free no reciprocal required directory is at
You can still submit to web directories that require a
reciprocal link but keep in mind that is always a risk .
So next time you submit to a web directory keep the above
mentioned points in mind . Always try to get visitors instead of
just links . You are getting links to get higher in search
engines which will get you visitors . If a link is not counted
by search engines and is neither a source of traffic then do not
waste your time there .
Remember it is the people who buy . Search engines are a source
of getting people to your website . Always concentrate on other
means of traffic as well .