Why Is Directory Submission So Important?

Jun 21 22:28 2005 Wil Rushmer Print This Article

Submitting your site to a directory means it "usually" is reviewed by a human for relevance and quality then categorized based on the sites content. One of the benefits from a users point of view is that because of this human intervention, they will almost certainly receive relevant listings to there search query. Your benefit as a Webmaster is for the same reason, when someone clicks through from a directory to your site you can be certain (if categorized properly in the database) that your site contains information that person is looking for.

A few directories to look for submission include:

Yahoo! - Yahoo! charges a fee of $299 for commercial sites to begin the evaluation process. This in no way guarantees that your site would be listed in their directory. Yahoo! Directories can be an important source of qualified traffic if listed properly as they do hold one of the most popular directories you could ever be listed in.

Open Directory Project - Another extremely popular directory. There is no fee to submit your site to dmoz however it can take several months to get listed. Make sure you review their policies on submitting before attempting to submit. Dmoz editors are very thorough and go through thousands of submissions on a monthly basis. Getting listed in the Open Directory Project will certainly get you listed in Google.

These are the two most important directories you could get your site listed in. A few others to consider are: The list goes on and on,Guest Posting these are just a few I personally recommend, if you know of others worth mentioning please leave a comment here and let others know.

By putting as much as effort towards directory submissions as you do getting listed in the major search engines, you can secure some healthy qualified traffic that could end up benefiting you and your visitors just as much as the search engines.

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Wil Rushmer
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This article was written by Wil Rushmer, founder of www.seohype.com - A resource for internet marketing and website promotion tutorials, including search engine optimisation techniques.This articles may be reprinted so long as all links remain active

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