Search Directory Submissions
Search directory submission is the first promotion task and is a good way to launch a new site creating enough link popularity to convince the engines to spider it regularly. Search directory submissions are still important and is the start to your link building efforts.
- There are three types of directory:
- the General purpose (Yahoo! & Open Directory)
- the Business Directory
- the Vertical or special interest Directory
A major Internet directory will always have a "human being" reviewing your website. Anytime a human editor is involved, there is a high probability that the submission will be edited, shortened, and/or keywords from your submission omitted.
What goes on the submission form is critically important!
Search directory submissions are usually ranked according to the information provided in the submission details, as opposed to actual optimisation information on the website.