Submitting_Websites_to_Directories by MarijanStefanovic


									Title: Submitting Websites to Directories

Word Count: 668

Summary: Paying for your directory submission can be a waste of money. You can get
just as good a result from submitting to free directories. Personally, I wouldn't
recommend you pay for what you can get free elsewhere.

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

Paying for your directory submission can be a waste of money. You can get just as good
a result from submitting to free directories. Personally, I wouldn't recommend you pay
for what you can get free elsewhere.

The best directories to submit your site to are Search Engine Friendly directories (those
that actually 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. One list of non-reciprocal
directories is at . Opinion at the moment is suggesting that
non-reciprocal or one-way links are better, although any relevant link is useful.
Directories that do not encode outgoing links will help your website's Search Engine

Deep Linking can be worth linking to other pages on your site other than your main page.
Before doing this, make sure that the directory you are submitting to permits you to both
submit URLs other than your home page (some only allow top level submission), and for
the same site to be submitted to different categories (not all directories permit what are
essentially multiple submissions of the same website). This will work especially if you
have online tools or directories (such as your links page) on your site that are useful and
relevant to add to other directory categories. Choose the relevant directory category for
your website. Most directories will have many categories you can submit your site to.
Decide on the one that is most relevant, preferably a keyword that you are aiming for
high search engine ranking in, and try to submit to the same or similar 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 relevant to those categories.
This will increase the number of incoming links to your website. Writing the title for your
website is very important. Try to include a keyword you are aiming for ranking in the
title, but make the use of it appropriate. 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, and in those cases
write the most comprehensive description of your site and its features that you can. 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 250
characters for a yet more comprehensive listing, and finally a full description as
previously mentioned for over 250 characters. Keep your listing pertinent to your
website, insert keywords where relevant 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.

Again, as with the description mentioned above, the amount of keywords you can use
will vary from directory to directory. Some will not give the option, some will allow you
numbers of keywords, whilst others go by numbers of characters. Make a list of all
relevant keywords for your site, from most important to least, and basically keep adding
keywords until either you get to the bottom of your list (unlikely unless your list is really
short) or you run out allowed characters/keywords. Check what keywords your
competitors are going for if you need inspiration. This can often be done by viewing the
source of a web page and checking the META tags. Again, save your keywords to a text

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