Saturday, October 17, 2009

Web Directories

Do you submit your website to web directories? I tried this, I submitted my website to numerous web directories. I read in an SEO specilist site that by doing so you can attract more traffic as well as maybe increase your pagerank. By submitting to web directories more links are added to your site, therefore more chances of traffic and page rank. Accourding to wikipedia: A web directory or link directory is a directory on the World Wide Web. It specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links.

A web directory is not a search engine and does not display lists of web pages based on keywords; instead, it lists web sites by category and subcategory. The categorization is usually based on the whole web site rather than one page or a set of keywords, and sites are often limited to inclusion in only a few categories. Web directories often allow site owners to directly submit their site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness.

It will categorize you to sites that are of the same or related topics which can also help you to rate better in google in terms of page rank. There are a lot of web directories, I tried a few. I don't know if it worked but its worth a try than do nothing, right? Most web directory sites are easy to navigate, it just takes a few steps to register. There is a form that you should complete that ask simple questions like, url or your site, site name, user name, password, categories among others. There are sites that also ask for picture or even site description, most of the fields are optional, but the more information you give the more chance of directing more traffic to your site.

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