What You Should Know About Directory Submissions

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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.


Seo Mehboob · August 27, 2007 at 11:05 am

To increase traffic in relevant category it is most important to increase traffic in right way.

SEO Expert - Priyanka · October 9, 2007 at 7:51 am

While submitting your site to any directory you must see that your site must be optimised in the right way then it must be submitted to the appropriate category and you must always ensure that the page you are subtting your link to, must have high PR and should be related to the content of your site.

Ally Web Directory · April 6, 2008 at 7:43 am

Priyanka, well the “submission to appropriate category” is utmost important! I totally agrre with you! Site’s optimization is a good point too!
But i totally disagree with the high page rank stuff. In today’s world, i don’t think Google passes PR to any site if linked to.
We have links from high traffic sites. And we enjoy the traffic. Apparently the sites also have high PR’s but we never got the PR. I think that should make it clear about the PR factor.

Link your sites for the traffic and yes, it does help a little in SERPS as well. But do not link for PR.!

Peluqueria Cordoba · February 25, 2018 at 10:46 pm

Si las categorias posicionan mejor. es importante elegir bien la categoria

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