hi,directory submmition is basically submittion of own websites on directory submmition sites.
steps of directory submmition.
go to directory submittion sites.
enter your link
Directories still have their places. But you should be verifying that:
1) its a follow link that they give you (nofollow links wont really help you)
2) its relevant to your website in a category thats relevant
3) that the website has high google PR and DA
And @Dani; Yahoo, moz, and government directories just to name acouple still worth going for.
@thefasninja1 Well, how can you came over to this point what if I say no there's is no need of directory submission other than Yahoo and DMoz directory listing? I have seen a number of dierectories owner taking their directories down because webmasters have started getting rude on them by sending an email to take those links down.
Matt Cutts of Google spam said Yahoo directory is a good directory. It costs $300 a year, however. Best of the Web is another good one. They have a half-price sale the Monday after American Thanksgiving. $150 for a life-time listing. I think that is a good value. Dmoz is good but hard to get into. There are some good free directories. Somuch.com and Jayde.com are two examples. Spammy, low-ranking directories will hurt your ranking so be careful what you sign up for. Sometimes bad, low-ranking directories will often ignore your request for removal and can be problematic. You'll end up having to disavow them.
Free local business directories are good for helping your local search citations (Google plus on the map). Sign up for Local Google plus and Bing pages as a start.
+1 CathiedSquared: not just because I am a customer, I get to Calgary maybe once
taken by a Taxi driver to the store going between the airport and university,
my dropped laptop was fixed up in about a half hour, thanks
Keep it closely related, geographically to the area you service, or
keep it closely related, topically, the the subject you service
and the linkage is positive
generic directories are link farms, dead
Paid directories, 0 or less,
Trade directories specific to the business of the site, better
We are mostly linked from local government directories, "municipalty of the county of" in the areas we serve.
that have no money making interest in the linkage, only a local area service: they have a huge result.
Google 101, how google searches the web, gives current reasons, every time the algorithms change
Google Webmaster Tools, gives current site-specific personal instructions, every time the algorithms change
Just to add one thing, yahoo does offer free listings if you can prove you are running a website for a non-profit, as a hobby, etc. Also they will give you a free listing if the site is local for a small business and in the US but it's a bit difficult to go that route without jumping through a few hoops.
Thank you so much, almostbob, for the feedback on the laptop repair. How did you know it was me?
What do you mean about the 0 paid directories? Do you mean not to do directories that rank pr0 or less?
I agree with you, but don't know anything about the local government directories or site-specific personal instructions for algorithm changes (where is that in Webmaster Tools?). Also PixelatedKarma I didn't realize Yahoo directories were free for small businesses in the US. How do manage that? What about Canada?
by cathiedsquared: fixing sentences to be more clear
Paid directory services have zero or lower link value
"Give me money and I will tell people you are good" is a conflict of interest, google rank those down
Local Municipalities usually have a registration list, of local business, that hits well for "computer repairs in Calgary" searches
Do you think a middle aged man, would not remember meeting you
@cathiedsquared - Unfortunately yahoo doesn't do anything for Canadian or UK small businesses, for free anyways. However the good news is it is a lot easier for Canadian and UK based businesses to get listed in government directories - which from our past experiences carry a bit more weight in the SERPs then yahoo.
As for going about getting the free listing, when signing up on yahoo directory there is a super small "fine print" link if you run a hobby or not for profit site which provides a free listing. However if yahoo suspects you are monetizing the site, providing a product or service; then they will pull your listing unless you pay the annual fee.
Now if you are a small US based business and you can provide proof of a physical US address there is a back door through submitting your website through yahoo's small business portal, which is free and lists you in yahoo's main directory.
I met your assistant, I dont consider myself a cradle robber,
you on the other hand ,
I'm older than my maturity level suggests
don't be bothered, your stalker? is headed from Dal to Monash, Melbourne, UNSW, UQueensland,
the chance of return to Calgary is small, conference links are established across Canada
I have more virtual attendance than live ones, even the live ones only seem live from the neck down.
I am very, extremely, grateful for the repair, of course I didn't carry a backup