Submitting your website to high traffic, authoritative directory websites will not only increase brand recognition, but help in terms of SEO by increasing the number of one-way links.One-way links are very important for any SEO strategy and anyway to increase links in an ethical manner is a good tactic.The directories are not free, but the results will be well worth it.
For the DMOZ Directory (the largest, most visited directory on the internet) allows for free website submissions.As DMOZ has grown over the years, the number of submissions has drastically increased.This means it takes much longer to be accepted as all entries are human edited to ensure quality and relevant submissions.DMOZ listings are typically shown at the top of the search engine results for highly competitive keywords, increasing your chances of being seen by internet users.Also, AOL Search Directory, Google Directory, Netscape Directory, Yahoo Search, and hundreds of other websites will not accept listings, but will add your site if listed in DMOZ.These partner sites drastically increase search engine exposure, directory exposure, inbound links, and name brand recognition throughout the internet.That is how powerful DMOZ is in the internet directory business.In turn, a one time directory submission can lead to hundreds, if not thousands of additional directories adding our website for free just because we are listed in DMOZ.
The Yahoo Directory has a recurring fee of $299.00 for submission and guarantees listing approval within 7 days.This is the second largest directory on the web and can greatly increase search engine exposure by building links and having our company appear in the directory.This directory also shares listings with other directories at no attritional cost to you.This means one directory list can transpire into a few hundred directory listings, each with a one-way link back to your website.
Directory submission services have become widely used throughout the web in recent years. These services save webmasters hours of time.