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Directory Submission

Directory submission is an off-page optimization activity. It involves submission of your site to a specific category of a web directory, e.g. if you have a tutorial website then you are supposed to submit your site in the education category of a web directory. Some directories are free and some charges a fee to list your site in the relevant categories.

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Every directory has its own guidelines which you need to follow to submit your site. Some basic guidelines that most of the directories follow to approve a site into their database are; Title, Description, Keywords, Url, Category, Email and Site Content. Some directoris

Some of the popular directory submission sites are; www.dmoz.org, www.directorylisting.com and www.seofriendly.com.

There are plenty of benefits of having your site listed in popular directories. Some of the benefits are listed below;

1) Fast indexing:The search engines can easily find your site for crawling and indexing.

2) Higher link popularity: You get two additional links; contextual category link and unique directory listing link.

3) Higher page rank: Quality directories are used in Google Algorithm to calculate Google PageRank.

4) Social Media Sharing: Most of the popular directories have social media sharing buttons. It allows users to share your link with other users.

5) More traffic: The heavy traffic of popular directories can be diverted to your site.

6) Brand awareness: Your brand gets more exposure that helps increase brand awareness.





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