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This is a discussion on Importance of Web Directories within the Search Engine Optimization forums, part of the Internet Marketing category; When it comes to getting traffic, one of the best ways to do it is by using directories. While getting ...

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    When it comes to getting traffic, one of the best ways to do it is by using directories.

    While getting ranked in the search engines is a must, you need directories to reach a targeted group of people interested in your products, services and information. There are all kinds of directories out there; some cover a wide range of topics and some only are looking for specific postings. However, in order to get the best spread of traffic, directories are something that should be part of anyone’s advertising arsenal. Why use directories? Unlike search engines, directories are usually human driven collections of URLs and site descriptions that focus around a central theme. In the larger directories, there can be a lot of different categories, but the concept is the same. You receive more attention in a well-run directory primarily because the person running it is motivated to give it the best attention and quality of posting remains high.

    This, in itself, is a plus. In addition, there is much less competition in directories so getting listed near the top of a directory is much easier. Directories, because they have less URLs than a search engine, have very tightly monitored results – at least the well-run ones do. In addition, because there are so many people posting their links to the directory, and in turn, directory links are being placed on individual websites linking back to the directory.

    This affords everyone involved the chance to have a link back from a high PR ranked site. This means that if you list in a good number of directories, your page rank will increase over time.Finding directories isn’t hard. There are places where you can find listings of directories like the Big Board of directories and forums.

    This listing has tons of places where you can get your site listed. The directories are very easy to navigate, and listing you site is a breeze. Most directories will request a link be placed on your site so that people can find the directory and list their site in it.

    There are all kinds of directories to choose from: business-oriented, entertainment, crafts and scrap booking, parenting, Moms-only and the like. Each directory usually has its own set of rules and regulations in order to get your URL and website approved, so you’ll want to read the directions carefully prior to signing up. For the most part, however, the sites are user-friendly, easy to list your site in and are available for no charge or a small fee.While directories have been around for quite a while, many people have chosen to rely upon search engine results only. This is a mistake; although, directories have been out there for a while, they are still one of the best ways for people to find your website. It’s also the best way to get high-ranking links back to your site.

    The object is to have people find you and by using various directories that are geared towards your products and services makes it that much easier for people to find you. In the end, it’s all about traffic, and directories certainly do provide their share of that.

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    [SIZE=2]A lot of web site owners do not understand just how important directories are. In fact, some web site owners actually question whether directories are actually an effective piece in their web site's overall marketing campaign.
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    1. [SIZE=2]These directories can send you free traffic. As such, these directories are a very economical way in which you can obtain visitors to your web site.[/SIZE]
    2. [SIZE=2]Search Engines are continually using their spiders to look for new sites. Whenever a Search Engine finds a list of links on another site it will update their database with the new site that it found. This will then increase your traffic and one way links.[/SIZE]



    [SIZE=2] However, there are some web directories that require you to place a reciprocal link on your site or purchase featured links. Even this is worth the small cost that you have to pay because link trades will benefit both sites and whenever you pay for a link you can almost be sure that they really do have the traffic that you are looking for.[/SIZE] [COLOR=#000000][FONT=verdana][SIZE=2] If you are unsure where to get started with submitting your site to web directories, then you should start with DMOZ. This web directory will allow your site and its ranking to move up in its results rather quickly, which is good for your web site since Google and other Search Engines view DMOZ as being very reliable. The best part is that as long as you follow DMOZ's guidelines your site will be accepted. However, you do not want to stop at Dmoz since there are so many other directories available. Make sure that you submit to as many of these as you can.[/SIZE]A popular seo friendly directory you would not want to miss out on is Dmoz. This directory has a collection of good quality sites. Getting listed in Dmoz can prove to be very difficult but if don't try you will not get in. And yeah don’t just stop at Dmoz, there are plenty more to look for.[/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Its a very nice information.I like very much.It is the most common and simplest form of a search engine.Directories should be a part of your overall link building strategy but like most said there are othere methods for SEO that are important also.

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    Web directories some how good to get quality backlinks and i do believe that directories has some part to play in link building process and is very helpful for backlink purpose as well

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    If the category page that you wish to be listed in is not indexed in Google or other search engines, then the page has no power to improve your site's link popularity. Because Google does not know about it, it cannot recognize that it is linking to you.

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    Web directories still have their important role in link building, I always start my off page optimization with web directory submissions..

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    We can get quality backlinks through these web directories. But i'm not sure whether we can get atleast some traffic from these directories. Whether anybody here getting traffic from directories.

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    You may wonder why take all this trouble to submit to web directories when it is better to focus on search engines? Well, first of all the search engines voraciously consume information on these web directories because the links over there are already validated.

    Second, since all the major web directories are well-ranked on various search engines they attract lots of traffic through the search engine result pages. Many people, hard pressed on time, directly go to web directories rather than the search engines because all the websites are listed under appropriate categories and hence it is easier to find the right links there. You can get lots of direct traffic from these web directories. In fact direct traffic from web directories is highly relevant because people click your link under the appropriate category or sub-category.

    Directories are a great way to accumulate valuable links, build credibility and boost your website’s visibility.

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    Thanks for sharing such a informative things about web directory submission. There is no doubt about it that web directories bring huge amount of traffic to your website.

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    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article. But i dont hope so web directory alone increase site traffic .we have to work with PR, article submision also...

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    Hello, [COLOR=#000000][FONT=verdana][SIZE=2]If you are unsure where to get started with submitting your site to web directories, then you should start with DMOZ. This web directory will allow your site and its ranking to move up in its results rather quickly, which is good for your web site since Google and other Search Engines view DMOZ as being very reliable.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Web directories some how good to get quality backlinks and also we get best quality backlinks through these web directories. It is also important for link building.

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    Hi, :- The fundamental difference between a search engine and a web directory is that a search engine spiders the Internet to look for new web pages and then indexes the web links according the relevance it attaches to those links. In a web directory on the other hand, you submit your links manually under a suitable category. Then those links are reviewed by human editors and accepted or rejected according to what they think of your link.

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    Well, directories have their own importance in the seo and these are one of the best way to build one way links. Thanks for sharing such interesting information here.

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    Web directories is the simplest way of getting quality back links. Niche directories concentrate on specific topics while general directory do not focus on particular subjects.

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    Good article, thanks for the info

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    Thanks for sharing such a informative things about web directory submission. There is no doubt about it that web directories bring huge amount of traffic to your website. i use directories ^^

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    Agreed web directories can be really useful - but as part of your overall tactics. One point worth doing though is to regularly update your web listings, I believe not only does it make the information more current but it also I think helps your ranking in some web directories.
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    Thanks for posting it, well web directory is a good strategy but there's no really assurance that your submissions will be approved and I agree web directory alone can't increase site traffic but the important thing was it can bring traffic.
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    Thanks to provide information because all the popular web directories is well structured into groups and categories based on content or subject. This also helps to optimize the research process as a web directory offers a good supply of traffic referral to your site and many webmasters around the world use these directories to attract traffic to their sites that many libraries offer bid Free.

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