Doing manual directory submission will benefit your website in a number of different ways.
One of the most important aspects of any business today is to ensure that its online façade, via its website, is well constructed, attractive and most importantly, can be found and seen easily on the web. However, if you consider the numbers of users and accessibility of the World Wide Web today, what are the things you can do to give your website an edge over hundreds if not thousands of other competitors out there? The answer lies in Search Engine Optimization.
The term Search Engine Optimization, or ‘SEO’ in short, is a practice of tuning, tweaking, scrubbing and optimizing a website with the sole intention of achieving the highest page ranking possible when searched for its key words and key phrases within major search engines. The success of every business today is inherent to the ability of your website to be seen and located when searched by internet users today.
Now SEO is a very broad method and it involves a lot of work, time, love, commitment and patience to reach a high ranking status but it is for this high page ranking status that you want your website to be, and nowhere else, because the higher your website ranks on a search engine, the higher the number of visitors directed to your site will be, and this higher number of visitors equals the numbers of potential customers.
Apart from the essential on-page optimization which will include assigning the right META tags, a rock solid content structure, page load size, etc., off-page optimization is just as important as well. One of the easiest and most efficient methods of off-page optimization is building links by quality directory submission.
Doing manual directory service will benefit your website in a number of different ways. First, it enables your website to be found by the search engines. Google, Yahoo and other search engines send out spiders, web bots, crawlers, etc. which are programmed and tasked to search the internet to look for new websites, by crawling through the links (if available) from each website. These spiders tend to search web directories and if your new site is listed on them the spiders are sure to find them via links from these directories.
To listing with these SEO-friendly directory sites will give you permanent and valuable one-way links. Links which can also be exchanged between websites are known as two-way links. However, to keep it simple, there is nothing more valuable than a one-way link provided by a directory. Therefore, the more one-way links you have from quality web directory sites, the more they will help towards raising your ranking in the search engines and thus your visibility because spiders can find them which in turn tell their respective search engines masters to index them.
Since the titles you submit when registering for the directory are used as links to your site, you should submit titles that contain your specific keywords or key phrases. This will mean that every directory link you receive will contain relevant text and it will assist search engines in categorizing your site so they can rank it in a higher position.
Once a site has been submitted, emails will be dispatched by some web directory sites to let you know they have received your submission. Others will send an email with a link attached that has to be followed as a way of confirming it was you who made the submission to directories. You are then required to follow up on the email confirmation requests for those manual directory submissions so that the submission is accepted as a manual and not an automatic submission.
There are so many web directory sites out there today it can become quite confusing to remember which ones you have already submitted to, which are awaiting approval and so on. An efficient system is to maintain a file of your submissions to avoid duplications.
Free directory listings can take some time, but it all depends on individual directory. From submission to approval it can be anything from a week to three months. All free listings have to go through an editorial review and all their guidelines have to be met. Some directories will approve your submission but not let you know, whilst others will let you know by email. With the above in mind, it is perhaps prudent to source for a manual seo directory submission service provider to do the job for you so you can concentrate on the actual business itself.