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                            6 Questions to Ask Before You Submit Your Site to a Directory
                                                              By Seomul Evans



   Anyone who’s researched SEO or internet marketing knows that the quickest and best way to
increase your search engine ranking is to build up your inbound links. And smart business owners
know that directory submissions are one of the best ways to get inbound links. Inbound links are
valuable because search engines essentially consider each link a “vote” for your site. The more votes
you have, the higher your search engine ranking will be. Search engines also place a premium on
one-way links. That’s not to say that reciprocal links are worthless, but they are much less valuable
than one-way links, and directories are a great way to get one-way links.

 You may be wondering whether it’s more beneficial to submit your site to general directories or to
niche directories. The answer is that both are beneficial. General directories work to your advantage
because they tend to be older and more well-established than niche directories, and search engines
give more weight to links from older, more reputable sites. Niche directories are also great because
they drive targeted traffic to your site even more than do general directories. So submit to both
because both will pay off for you in the end.

 As you continue considering how to select directories to which you can add your URL, ask the
following 6 questions:

 1. What is the directory’s PageRank? The higher the directory’s PageRank, the more value it is given
by the search engines. General directories that have been around for awhile will usually have a higher
PageRank than niche directories, but don’t let that stop you from using niche directories since they
drive targeted traffic to your site. If you’re considering using paid directories, don’t pay for a listing in a
directory with a PageRank less than 5.

 2. What kinds of backlinks are in the directory? Are the backlinks located within the directory from real
sites or are they for sites from which the directory has purchased ads?

 3. How old is the directory? As mentioned earlier, search engines give greater weight to links from
websites that are considered authoritative within the online community. Even if you’re going to submit
yours site to some niche directories, be sure to also submit your site to directories that have been
around awhile.


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 4. What’s the quality of the other submissions? If the other sites listed in the directory look like spam,
or if they look like they are miscategorized, avoid the directory altogether. It probably doesn’t have a
high-quality directory manager and it probably isn’t very selective about listings. As a result, it probably
doesn’t have a great reputation in the online community. Don’t associate with it.

5. How much does it cost? Is the PageRank high enough for your investment? Does the quality
match the price?

 6. Is the company that runs the site reputable? Find out the name of the company that runs the site
using http://whois.com. Research the company as much as possible. If it has dozens of cookie-cutter
directories, stay away from it. It’s probably more interested in making money than in providing a
high-quality service.

 If you’re still not sure how to go about choosing a directory in which to list your website, consider
consulting an SEO expert or an internet marketing professional. He or she will be able to tell you
which directories are reputable and which directories are best avoided, as well as which niche
directories are worth your investment. He or she may even submit your site on your behalf!

 Do your research, pick some great sites, and enjoy the benefits of using directory submissions to
jump-start your internet marketing strategy. You’ll see increased traffic to your site and increased
search engine ranking, both of which are keys to a successful business.

Seomul Evans is an Internet marketing and SEO services expert:
http://www.seo-1-marketing-services.comhttp://www.seo-marketing-guide.org
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                                                                Good Directory
                                                                  By Rock Ren



 Are you looking for an organized and very useful directory site? A site that also caters easy URL
hosting for your personal webpage then this site is what you're looking for!

As the internet expands and more and more sites are being created finding a good directory is very
essential. And if you have a webpage that you want more people to visit it, enlisting it on a directory
submit site is going to be your best option. There lots of directory submits sites to choose from but only
a few offers a very affordable and easy way to use like this site offers.

It is a human edited web directory and offers directory submit at a very affordable price range! It is very
user friendly because it is well organized all the addresses are put under specific categories so that
users can easily locate the site they are looking for. This would save time for the user. The site
contains 14 general categories namely Arts and Humanities, Blogs, Business and Economy, Computer
and Internet, Education, Entertainment, Health, News and Media, Recreation and Sports, Reference,
Science and Technology, Shopping, Society and Webmaster. And each category is further sub divided
into more specific categories to give users ease in using it. The site also contains some tags that are
very helpful to some users that have not decided on what they want to see. Tags like Top Hits which
shows all the addresses that are popular to the users and the latest links gives all the list of recently
added URLs. So finding the site you needed is fast and easy.

If you're planning to directory submit your URL this site is highly recommended also. The site provides
you with this short form that contains all necessary questions that would describe your personal
webpage. And all the pricing schemes are also listed to give the costumer a better choice. So add your
own webpage to the directory and get noticed to the cyber world! You'll be surprised of the increase in
your webpage visitors after joining in.

Rock Ren is the owner of bakie directory. You can find more information at http://www.bakie.com




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