Directory Submission – An Important Step to Your Site Promotion

Whether as a hobby or being focused on making money online, you designed and developed a website that really looked attractive. The site in question also had good content that internet users might find valuable and resourceful. You signed up with a hosting package, bought a domain name, and finally launched your site on a good day. You checked your analytics or site statistics in a day of two later and shockingly discovered that not a single soul on the face of the planet visited your site. 

You are now scratching your head and thinking what in the world is going wrong? How come no one is visiting your site that you devoted so much time on? Answer to the questions is pretty simple actually. Your prospective visitors will need to find your website before they can visit that. You need to promote your website through an effective link building campaign before anyone can find it.  

There are several methods of site promotion and one of the effective methods is directory submission. Directory submission is not only an important link building step for your site, it also sends you visitors from the directories which is a bonus.   You need to be familiar with directory submission process before you can submit your site properly. You also need to know which directories worth submitting to and which ones are nothing but mere waste of time.  

DMOZ or Open Directory Project is always a good one where you can submit to. Google itself doesn’t have a directory of its own and currently uses ODP listing for its own directory data. There are lots of other small search engines and directories which don’t have any database of their own and use ODP listings as well. So submitting to DMOZ and getting accepted there can be very valuable. You can visit DMOZ.ORG and submit your site under the right category. It is highly recommended that you start your directory submission campaign with DMOZ. One important piece of information regarding DMOZ which you need to keep in mind that it might take months before you get approved.   

Second step to directory submission is to find as many online link directories you can and put a list of directories together along with their page rank. Higher the page rank the better it is. Once you put together the list of directories you want to submit to, rest is just keep submitting to them. You can submit to 10 - 20 directories a day as too fast link building is not wise and can be suspicious to search engines.  

Directory submission is an important step to link building and you need to submit to a lot of directories to get the required backlinks. You will notice that it is taking you a lot of time to hand submit to all the directories. To cut down the submission time, you can use a form filler where you can input the submission data once for all the submissions. There are Firefox add-ons or plugins available which you can easily find by searching Google.  

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