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What You Should Know About Directory Submissions

Posted On March 10th, 2007 By Ally Web Directory

One of the best things you can do to ensure a continuous flow of high traffic to your website is by submitting your URL to a Web Directory listing. In many cases, this will increase your search engine visibility dramatically. And as we all know, search engine optimization is a key factor in making your website stand out among a sea of similar websites.

Admittedly the practice of submitting URL’s to Web Directories is not as popular as it once was. This noticeable decline in Web Directory submissions can be attributed in large part to major changes that sites like Google made in their ranking algorithms, which occurred sometime in 2004.

Nonetheless, submitting your URL to Web Directories remains a highly effective and viable means to ensure high traffic, which results from high search engine result listings. Specifically, the main reasons why people submit their sites to such directories are: to get good, permanent links, to get a good search engine PR link to their own site and to get traffic and leads from these Web Directories. The first two concerns in particular have a great deal to do with how high your own site will rank in Google and other search engines. It is for these and various other reasons that the Web Directory phenomena has blossomed dramatically and more sites are joining in on the action and sprouting up everyday to meet this huge demand.

One of the problems inherent in this massive increase in Web Directories is that many of them have become little more than what is commonly known as “Link Farms”; websites with little or no content aside from the directories and links themselves. Google in particular takes a dim view of such websites and in many cases have banned these permanently, resulting in the offending sites not appearing on Google search result listings at all. Obviously this will have a detrimental effect on a particular site’s visibility and many business owners who have previously relied heavily on Web Directory listings for their traffic were sorely disappointed by Google’s actions.

Fortunately there is a way to avoid this obstacle which can be a potential death sentence, so to speak, for your website. The best thing for you to do is have your site listed in a reputable, high-quality, paid Web Directory service such as Ally Web Directory. This site and others like it will have the proper skill, manpower and policies in place to ensure that your website does not end up in Google’s blacklist. A good Web Directory site will help make sure that your own website gets the visibility you need, resulting in increased traffic, which will of course translate into added revenue for your business.

If you are at all concerned with increasing traffic to your site, you would be better off not sign up with a free Web Directory service and instead submit your site to a paid Web Directory service such as Ally Web Directory. Free directories generally do not offer extra services aside from directory listings and they are not likely to last very long.

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Making Web Directories Work for You

Posted On November 13th, 2006 By Ally Web Directory

You know that maintaining a web site is in vain if you do not get enough hits to justify your existence in cyberspace.

What good is it to have readily available information if nobody is seeing that information?

One way of making sure that you get more hits everyday is being chosen by web search engines as one of the most relevant sites to a search query. Increasing your visitor hits is directly proportional to the probability of getting picked by search engines. But even if search engines are the foremost sources of visitor hits, you should nonetheless look for more ways to increase your popularity in the internet. If there is more than one way to skin a cat, there is more than one way to increase your web site’s popularity.

Getting your site listed in a web directory is one way to increase your popularity. Web directories are the lists in the net that surfers visit to know all possible choices they have on a certain service or product category. This is the convenience store version of the web where everything related to a certain topic can be found in one list. If you are part of a web directory, your site becomes more accessible to people who know precisely what they are looking for.

You have to choose your web directory with care. It should be a directory that is itself popular. If people do not know about the web directory you have enlisted in, you will not get your desired response. You should also choose a web directory that is really relevant to the information in your site. If yours is a web site about insurance, it would be sound to join an insurance directory.

You should also choose a web directory that will give you as much exposure as possible. To that end, the web directory you settle on should be look professional and uncluttered. Ever saw a free classified ads paper where everything looks so haphazardly put together that you cannot really find what you’re looking for? Some web directories, especially free ones, look like that. Your potential clients may not find you in that case. Therefore, go with a free web directory if yours is just a personal site wishing to provide some information. But if your web site is crucial to your business plans, it would be better to sign up with a paid web directory like Ally Directory.

And within a directory, increase the probability of getting pulled up: first, by using popular keywords in the link you submit; and second, by adhering to the web directories format instructions and guidelines. Doing the former makes your links, and thus your site, easier to find in directory. Doing the latter would make you compatible with the web directory’s design and increase the likelihood of being chosen.

A web directory can indeed be a valuable tool, but you have to give it the attention and thought needed to make it work for you.

 

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