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Search Engine Optimization Tips and Tricks – Learn how to increase visibility in Search Engines – Part 26 – The importance and the need of Directory Submission (contd..)




In the previous post (Directory Submission and SEO), I had talked about the importance of Directory (and Directory Submission) for the purpose of SEO. So, it is clear that it is beneficial to do Directory Submission if you want to increase you search engines ranking. In this post, I will put more points about how to ensure that you are doing this in the best possible way.
– One huge advantage that you get if you submit your site to directories is that you are putting your site in a location where people are actually searching for the same thing. I have a couple of photo blogs such as this one (Ashish’s Photos) and I was looking at doing some Directory addition for this post. I added it to a couple of directories, and was a bit surprised when I checked the logs, since I found that in the first week after, I was seeing additional traffic in the range of 3-4% (which is not bad when you consider that doing this for many more directories will result in a good increase in traffic)
– You can find topical web directories as well, more focused on special subjects. For example, if you have a site that is about movies, you will be able to find directories that are focused on movies (or even specific movie types or genres that you may be looking at), and also at one level higher (such as entertainment). Links from such focused directories are valuable (if the directory has a good reputation). In fact, when you compare the effort needed for web directories vs. the effort needed for link exchanges or link farms, web directory submission seems to be the better thing to do.
– As you might imagine, there are a number of such directories, with the most important ones such as DMOZ, Google Directory, Yahoo Directory, AllTop, Best of the Web, etc, all being fairly well-known. However, there are a number of directories that you will need to find through other means and will still be useful to you in terms of search engine optimization. Some of the tools for finding such directories are:
1. Search Engine Watch (link)
2. Directory Critic (link)
3. SEO Friendly Directory (link)
4. UK top list (link)
5. Top web directories (link)




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