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Directory Submission Guidelines

Discussion in 'Internet Marketing' started by shabbir, Sep 17, 2005.

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  3. I dont own a website to submit.

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  1. weboutsourcing

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    Hi,

    Directory submissions is one of the great way to get keyword or search engine ranking. There are some few points that should kept in mind while doing directory posting is try to search high page rank directories, specific posting.

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    Hi,

    Directory submission is an important step in SEO. You can get quality of back links through this. But one we have to take care in directory submission step is always try submit your URL in specific directory with good page rank.

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    hi...

    What is the effect of directory submissions...??? meet again.
     
  4. weboutsourcing

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    Hi,

    There are number of benefits of Directory Submissions and one of the most important benefits of directory submission is highly quality back links. It helps in increasing backlinks for your website, search engine indexing, it brings quality of traffic and many more.

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    u open my eyes but i have not an idea. i m only submitted a directory.
     
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    Thanks shabbir...........
     
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    Every directory has their own set of guidelines that they follow when approving sites. Summarized below is a general set of guidelines that most directory editors would follow when deciding on whether to approve a site into their directory. Ensuring that you follow these guidelines when submitting your site will give you a better chance of getting approved.

    These guidelines have been broken down into the 7 aspects that most editors would look into with regards to your submission:

    * Title
    * Description
    * Keywords
    * Category
    * Url / Domain
    * Email
    * Site Content

    Title of your Site

    Each directory has its own criteria where titles are concerned.

    Some directories do not allow the usage of keywords in the title and only allow for the company or website name. In such instances, you should only use the official name of your site without any keywords, e.g. for our site http://www.directorymaximizer.com, our official company title would be ‘Directory Maximizer’ – note that there are no keywords included.

    There are many directories, though, that accept titles with keywords to describe the site. In such cases as well, there are a few points you should keep in mind when writing your titles:

    * The title should be relevant to the purpose of the site and aptly describe (in a few words) what the site is about.
    * The title should be meaningful and not just contain a list of keywords.
    * The title should not be too promotional and read like an ad text, instead it should be as objective as possible.
    * The title shouldn’t be too lengthy (anywhere between 20 to 50 characters is usually fine).
    * THE TITLE SHOULD NOT BE IN ALL UPPER CASE.
    * Avoid the use of an exclamation mark ‘!’ in the title.
    * Avoid repetition of keywords.
    * Avoid words like ‘best’, ’leader’, ’cheapest’, ’greatest’ or any other exaggerated adjective.

    Description

    Most, if not all, directories require a description for your site. The general guidelines for writing acceptable descriptions would be:

    * All the points mentioned above for the title

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    * Do not mention any pricing details or any other promotional details that are subject to change with time. Again, a description should ideally just describe what the site offers (you may include features and benefits as long as it doesn’t make the description sound too promotional)
    * Most directories wouldn’t want you to mention a phone number and address details in the description – so it’s best to avoid putting in those details.
    * Avoid Capitalizing The First Letter Of Every Word In Your Description.
    * Try and avoid ending your description with ‘and others’ or ‘etc’ or even ‘…’

    Keywords

    Most directories aren’t too strict about what you enter in the keywords field but just make sure you don’t repeat any keyword more than once and also make sure you have the keywords entered in the format required. Some directories may require you to enter each keyword separated by a comma, e.g. keyword1, keyword2 – while some may require the keywords to be separated by a space. So just make sure you follow their guidelines.

    Category

    Quite a few directories are very particular about you choosing the right category. Many people make the mistake of selecting the category too fast without checking if there would be a more relevant category. Take the time to go through the directory’s choice of categories and choose the most appropriate category. For some directories, where you’re not able to find a suitable category, you may even suggest a relevant category (if the directory allows you to do so) and if the directory editor finds it suitable, your site would be added under the newly created category you suggested.

    Url / Domain

    Not many directories are particular about the kind of url or domain you have but make sure you:

    * Submit the domain or url in the correct format. Most directories accept a url in the format of http://www.mydomain.com while some directories accept it without the http://
    * Do not submit parked domains and domains that have no content
    * Do not submit domains that redirect to another site.
    * Unless specified, only submit your home page url and not a url pointing to one of your inner pages, e.g. http://www.xyz.com and not http://www.xyz.com/this-page.html Also, when submitting your home page url, do not include the ‘index.***’ portion of your url – it should just be http://www.xyz.com
    * Some directories are particular about adding a forward slash ‘/’ at the end of the url. Remember to do so where mentioned.
    * Very few directories accept domains hosted on free hosting services or domains that are not registered – avoid submitting these kind of domains.

    Email

    A few directories are particular about not accepting sites where the email address included belongs to a free account like yahoo, hotmail or gmail. This is applicable in very few cases. It is preferable to include the email address of your site domain, e.g. if you’re submitting http://www.xyz.com, try and use contact@xyz.com Although don’t worry too much about this as there are very few directories that are particular about the email address entered.

    Site Content

    Apart from following the guidelines given in each directory about the kind of sites that are acceptable to them, here are a few other general guidelines about a site’s content that most directories are particular about:

    * Never submit a site that is under construction or is about to launch. Make sure your site is fully operational before you have it submitted.
    * Do not submit sites that have no content.
    * Some directories don’t accept sites having just one page. It is preferable for your site to have a few pages.
    * Your site should have a substantial amount of content and not be full of affiliate links or contain just ads all over.
    * A few directories do not accept sites with ‘mirror content’, i.e. sites having the same content but different domains.

    Many directories get plenty of submissions a day and it could take just one reason for an editor to reject your site. So be careful and try and stick as close to the guidelines as possible.

    At Directory Maximizer, we make sure that we follow these guidelines as closely as possible. To save the time and effort involved in submitting to all seo friendly directories, you may want to consider using our directory submission service.
     
  8. aishaarora

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    These guidelines have been broken down into the 7 aspects that most editors would look into with regards to your submission:
    * Title
    * Description
    * Keywords
    * Category
    * Url / Domain
    * Email
    * Site Content
     
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    Thanks for sharing this information. I has found answers of queries related of directory submission.
     
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    Dear Shabbir, thanks for this useful information!!!
     
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    When defining professional Directory Submission, there are different opinions. So in our search for the answer to the parameters to look for in professional Directory Submission, we landed up in one of the best SEO firms out there today.

    There are several parameters to look for when it comes to professional Directory Submission. To know the parameters we certainly should approach the help of the masters of search engine optimization and our thoughts went to the professionals at Mdsubmitters. According to the Directory Submissionexperts of Mdsubmitters, there are no such set of parameters for successful because the search engine algorithms are ever changing. “Search engines are changing their algorithms very frequently than before and due to this reason, we cannot fix certain parameters for successful Directory Submission strategies but certainly there are several parameters for professional Directory Submission.”

    Speaking about the parameters of professional Directory Submission, the Directory Submission expert had to say, “The main thing to be noted in professional Directory Submission is that, you have to make sure that almost all the process are done manually. You would be aware that there are countless numbers of automated tools that claim to do all the works of a Directory Submission professional. But using such software would destroy the professionalism of the directories. Take the case of the directory submission Directory Submission strategy for example. If the website is not listed under the right category, the website will not be approved and made live. The directories have made it very strict and there are categories that even goes down to 3 levels which only a human can select properly.”

    Manual process is the first parameter to look for in professional Directory Submission. The second one is the most important according to the Directory Submission expert. It is nothing but the updates in the services that are offered. “As already said, search engines are changing their approach very frequently and so the services that are offered needs to be updated accordingly as well. This is where most of the Directory Submission firms make the mistake. Once they have a Directory Submission service in place and they would never update it. Without updates, these Directory Submission services will lose their effectiveness.”

    Speaking on the move, the Directory Submission expert had to say, “We are glad to know to be considered as an example for professionals Directory Submission service providers. As we said, updates and the manual process is the key to success of all our Directory Submission services.”
     
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    I really thankful to you for such as information
     
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    You are welcome!!
     
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    yea some directories are really tough to get approved.
     
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    thanks for the information its useful for me
     
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    This is really useful information.
     
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    Great information Thanks for your information
     
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    thanks shabbir.........
     
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    Thanks for giving nice information...
     
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    Thanks for Share Information.
     

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