Web Directories Submission
A web directory or link directory is a directory on the World Wide Web. It specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links. One of the best means to assemble links to your sites is through web directory submission. But choosing a directory that is best for you is not as easy as it seems. You will come across free web directories, paid lists and regional ones. It is up to you to choose the most beneficial directories for your submission.
Advantages of submitting a web directory
* Directory Submission Aids in Hiking Your Back links – Web directory submission helps to increase your back links as the main aim of submitting to a web directory itself is to build maximum links.
* Assures Search Engine Indexing – It is the search engines that discover your site by following the back links from other sites. Once the search engine locates your link on the directory sites, they will follow these links that will take them to your site, thereby hiking the chances of your site being indexed in search engine data bases.
* Recurrent Bot Visit – Search engine robots that are usually called bots frequent all the sites on the web to accumulate data for archiving purposes. So the higher back links a site has, the greater will be the visits of these bots which will result in your site attaining a better rank.
* Increases Traffic To Your Site – There are numerous people who look out for terms that finally lead them to some directory on the web. And there are also many people who just surf the web directories to find out whether they can locate anything catches their fancy. So the more number of directories to which your site is listed, the greater will be the traffic to your site.
Article submission is referred to as article marketing which actually help a website in its branding, popularity and importantly it also help in Link Building. Article submission is a great resource for increasing traffic to your website and also getting one way links back to your site.
- Great sources of getting one way link.
- Generate interest in the content of your website so as to attract new, unique visitors.
- Best alternative to link exchange and link exchange networks.
- Save time in getting back-links to your website instead of directory submission and link exchanging.
Tips to Promote Your Article and Drive More Traffic to Your Website
- Write a meaningful & brief description
It’s important to write meaningful and brief description about your article, most readers skip the article if they do not like your article description. Don’t write the stories you have just 300 characters to describe your article. Do not use same description on your all articles, it creates the duplicity.
- Keywords are important
You might be wondered to know keywords play important role in finding your article to readers and search engines. Always write accurate keywords and avoid keyword stuffing. You can get keywords from your article contents or you can think yourself what user will search to find your article.
- Submit to social bookmarking sites
We recommend you should submit your site to social bookmarking sites such as Twitter, Digg, Reddit, and Yahoo! Buzz, Stumble Upon etc. With few minutes of work you can not only promote your article easily but also drive good amount of traffic on your website. For your easiness we have put sharing links at top and bottom of each article.
Forum is a place for discussion on the client’s website. In this forum, people can post their queries and share their views with other members. However, the idea behind Forum Post is that of Online Community but we understand that you would like to publicize your products through questions and answers with some links for your website. This is by far the most successful form of attracting direct clientele and shall help you in your website optimization. Internet forum is an online discussion site which has different threads, each dedicated to particular topic. Posting in forums is a good way to gain quality backlinks with the anchor text of your choice. Forums are also good for creating your brand or image.
Directory Submissions: Submitting your site URL to the relevant categories of popular directories like DMOZ, Best of the Web, etc can help you to get valuable back links.
Article Submission: An easy way to get link juice via back links is to submit unique articles to various popular article submission sites like EzineArticles.com, GoArticles.com, ArticleDashboard.com, iSnare.com, and ArticlesBase.com.
Forum: Set up your account on some popular forums, build your credibility there and soon you will be allowed to add your site URL in your signature, which will act as a backlink and help to lure your avid followers to your site.
Blogging: Whether you have a blog of your own or want to write as a contributing blogger for some popular blogging sites, this can prove to be an effective way of making people take notice of what you have to offer. RSS Feed generation and submission also help to keep your avid readers interested in your updates and news even when they don’t have the time to actually visit the site.
Social Bookmarking and Q and A Postings: You can also further your SEO interests by posting question and answers on Yahoo Answers, and via social bookmarking.
Social Networking: Networking on various social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn are the newest buzz in SEO tactics, which webmasters are using with a zeal. You too can join the bandwagon after some careful planning.
How quickly will I see results?
If you target long tail keywords you can see results pretty quickly but always remember SEO is a long term strategy not a set and forget thing.
If you’re after more competitive keywords prepare to commit to it for at least three months of consistent effort.
Should I rank my own content or articles on other sites?
Yes – but let’s qualify that.
Because you can’t control what third-party sites do, you should focus the vast majority of your efforts on ranking content on your own sites.
However, you can leverage high-ranking third-party sites by posting SEO’ed content on them and then you including a link back to your own site. Not only do you get the SEO benefits of the backlinks, you’ll also get indirect search engine traffic from people clicking through to your main site.
Other Factors (“Advanced” SEO)
what other factors affect rankings besides backlinks?
Where you’re getting your links, the quality of these links, the relevancy of these links, how many links you have and what keywords you’re using as the anchor text all affect your rankings. But there are other factors that affect your ranking, including but not limited to:
- On page optimization factors – this is how well you’ve optimized your tags, content, formatting, keyword proximity, site map, and links on your web page. This also includes whether you use your keywords at the top of your page and in your “alt” tags (both good things).
- Having a lot outgoing or reciprocal links pointing to “bad” sites (like link farms) – can negatively impact rankings.
- Whether you have unique content (which the SE’s like).
- How frequently you update your site. Faster isn’t necessarily better. Check what ranks well for your niche and aim to match it.
- Whether your domain includes your primary keywords.
- Your domain’s age, reputation, IP address and whether it’s a top level domain (e.g., a .com is better than a .info although probably not by much).
- Shady practices such as keyword stuffing or using text that’s the same color as the background can negatively affect your rankings. Only an issue if your site gets manually inspected and you don’t have a legitimate reason for it.
- Showing one page to the search engines and other page to visitors negatively affects your rankings. (Cloaking and doorway pages.)
- Frames negatively affect your rankings.
- Using content that the search engines can’t read, like audios, flash, videos, graphics (without alt tags), etc.
- Whether you have a robots.txt file that tells the search engine bots to stop crawling or indexing your site.
Does domain age help?
Yes – search engines view an older domain as more trustworthy, which means older domains may have a slight advantage. But this is only true if the older domain has a good reputation (e.g., it hasn’t been blacklisted, penalized or banned from the search engines).
Google takes a snapshot of each page examined as it crawls the web and caches these as a back-up in case the original page is unavailable. If you click on the “Cached” link, you will see the web page as it looked when we indexed it. The cached content is the content Google uses to judge whether this page is a relevant match for your query.
When the cached page is displayed, it will have a header at the top which serves as a reminder that this is not necessarily the most recent version of the page. Terms that match your query are highlighted on the cached version to make it easier for you to see why your page is relevant.
The “Cached” link will be missing for sites that have not been indexed, as well as for sites whose owners have requested we not cache their content.