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					Submitting Websites to Directories

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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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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 Ranking.

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

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, 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 file.