Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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Some of the most targeted traffic will become from the niche, specialty “vertical”
directories in your industry or market. A simple way to find industry-specific
directories is to search for them using terms such as:
"YourKeywords + add url"
"YourKeywords + add site"
"YourKeywords + add listing"
"YourKeywords + suggest site"
"YourKeywords + submit"
"YourKeywords + submit site"
"YourKeywords + directory"
A good resource for finding industry-specific and specialty directories is at
block as your business address, you should get your website listed in the local and
Internet Yellow Page(IYP) directories.
The Google search results are getting more crowded with Google Local listings
appearing above the other search listings. Google Local and Yahoo Local search
results are predominately influenced by listings in Switchboard and Verizon
SuperPages so you should strive to get listings in these.
Here are the top ones to submit your site to:
To add your business listing to Yahoo Local, go to http://local.yahoo.com and then
click Add/Edit a Business at the bottom of the page.
If you advertise with Yellow Pages, you should already be in Google Local. If not,
read the information at http://local.google.com/help/faq_local.html and then send an
email with the required information to email@example.com.
AOL Yellow Pages
Go to http://yp.aol.com for a listing.
Go to http://www.superpages.com/about/new_chg_listing_business.html to get a
business profile listing.
Go to http://www.switchboard.com/adproducts.asp. Listings range from $15/mo to
MSN Yellow Pages
Go to http://yellowpages.msn.com. MSN charges $400/yr for this - they need to keep
the shareholders happy I guess. Do only if you can really afford it.
Karthick Chennai Seo
Important secondary search directories you should submit your site to:
About.com: http://www.about.com. You need to email the "Guide" of the topic first.
Click on the Guide's photo in the upper left of the page and then scroll down until you
see a "Suggest a Site" link. It can be difficult to get in but is worth it
Business.com - https://secure.business.com/registration/newlisting.jsp
Business.com charges $199 per year and is an excellent directory for B2B listings.
Small Business Directory - http://sbd.bcentral.com/
This is Microsoft’s bCentral service for $49 per year. Gets you several listings.
Gimpsy - http://www.gimpsy.com/
GoGuides - http://www.goguides.org/
Joeant - http://www.joeant.com/
Best of the Web - http://www.botw.org/
ExactSeek - http://www.exactseek.com/
WoW Directory - http://www.wowdirectory.com/
Skaffe - http://www.skaffe.com/
Abilogic – http://www.abilogic.com
Anthony Parsons – http://www.anthonyparsons.com
Greenstalk – http://www.greenstalk.com
InCrawler – http://www.incrawler.com
Info-listings – http://www.info-listings.com
Seoma – http://www.seoma.net
Sitesnoop – http://www.sitesnoop.com
Sublime – http://www.complete-directory.com
World Site Index – http://www.worldsiteindex.com
Yeandi – http://www.yeandi.com
For a larger list of both paid and free search directories to consider, see
The problem with most free directories is that they take months to list you, if they add your site at all. So I generally don’t recommend wasting your time with the free directories.
Karthick Chennai Seo
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Getting Yahoo! Directory Listings
The Yahoo! Directory, a somewhat lesser known part of Yahoo!, works in pretty much the same way as the ODP, except that it is privately maintained Sites added to the Yahoo! Directory tend to end up in the Yahoo! index, as well as other important search indices, often with high ranking in response to searches related to the Yahoo! Directory category for the site.
To suggest your site for inclusion in the Yahoo! Directory, open the Yahoo! Directory's home page, http://dir.yahoo.com/.
You can also find the Yahoo Directory by opening the main Yahoo! home page, selecting Directory as your search category, and searching for a term. The search results you will be presented with are from the Yahoo! Directory (not the Yahoo! Web index), and the display will show where in the taxonomy you are, so you can browse through related categories.
Getting Dmoz Listings | Getting Open Directory Project (ODP) Listings | Taxonomic directory | Getting Listed in Directory
Getting Open Directory Project (ODP) Listings
The Open Directory Project (ODP), http://dmoz.org, is the most important taxonomic directory on the Web. Formally hosted and administered by the Netscape division of AOL, the ODP is run along the lines of an open source project with the belief that "humans do it better."
The ODP believes that web-automated search is ineffective, and getting worse, and that the small contingent of paid editors at commercial web search engine companies cannot keep up with the staggering rate of change on the Webdecaying stagnant sites, link rot, new sites, sites intended as search spam, and so on.
The ODP is run and maintained by a vast army of volunteer editors. These editors follow internal checks and balances to keep the integrity of the directory. See http://dmoz.org/guidelines/ for more information about the ODP review process and guidelines for site inclusion.
You, too, can become an ODP editor in an area of your interest and expertise. See http://dmoz.org/help/become.html for more information about becoming an ODP editor. This is a partially facetious suggestion, but one of the most effective ways to use SEO to promote your sites is to follow the patterns and practices of the ODP to get your sites included. You'll find an FAQ about how to add your site at http://www.dmoz.org/add.html (this FAQ is also available via a link from the ODP home page).
The ODP taxonomy (categorization system) and the sites included in the categories are freely available as data for use by anyone who wants to run their own search engine as long as the terms of the ODP's free-use license is complied with.
Google, and most of the major search engines, do use information derived from the ODP, but each major search engine uses it in their own way. With Google in particular, information from the ODP is used to form the Google Directory, http://directory.google.com.
Most significant, inclusion within an ODP category means that your site is very likely to be included within the Google Web index (as well as the Google Directory, and in other major web indices) as a high-ranking result for searches within that category.
So it's worth submitting your site to the ODP, if only because it's the best way to get indexed by search engines, including Googleand, to a significant extent, to manage how your site is categorized.cheers
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Find Directory | Find Relavent Directory | Web Directories Submission | Relavent Web Directories Submission
More ways to find directories
You can use other methods to track down specialty directories. In fact, as you get to know the Internet landscape around your business, you’ll run into these directories eventually. People mention them in discussion groups, for instance, or you’ll find links to them on other Web sites. I also like browsing for these directories in the major directories, Yahoo! And the Open Directory Project. Yahoo! Directory (dir.yahoo.com) has many subcategories for directories. It doesn’t have one for rodent racing, which
Apparently gets no respect, but it certainly has directories for many other topics,such as the following:
Snowboarding > Web Directories
Photography > Web Directories
Radio Stations > Web Directories
Arts > Web Directories
Transgendered > Web Directories
Comics and Animations > Web Directories
Travel and Transportation > Directories
Business and Economy > Directories
Reference > Directories
Haunted Houses > Directories
Ethnic Studies > Directories
Pay attention while you’r you’re working in Yahoo!, or you may find yourself in the Yahoo! Search results area rather than the Yahoo! Directory. Note the tab at the top of the page. When the Web tab is highlighted, you’re in Yahoo! Search; when the Directory tab is highlighted, you’re in the Yahoo! Directory. The best way to find the Web Directories or Directories subcategories is simply to go to the Yahoo! Directory and browse for suitable categories for your Web site. Each time you find a suitable category, search the page for the word directory to see if the page includes a link to a Web Directory or Directory subcategory. (You can also use the Search box; search for haunted houses directory,
and one of the resulting links will be to Haunted Houses > Directories.
Yahoo! currently has almost 1,400 of these directory subcategories, representing many thousands of directory Web sites. I found links to 13 directories of haunted houses (a number that one might almost imagine is intentional); 13 directories of humor sites; 9 directories of sites related to transgendering; 7 directories of sites that provide electronic greeting cards; and 6 directories of fitness Web sites.
This grossly unscientific survey suggests to me that probably almost 14,000 directory sites are listed in Yahoo! So chances are good that several may be good candidates for listing your site. The Open Directory Project also lists thousands of directories.