Hey, it’s me again. What’s up with me? Well, nothing much. I’m just hangin’ around at home since it’s Saturday. No school! ‘Nuff talk about me, I wanna keep this post short. Basically I want to “teach” you how to know if a directory is worth submitting to. I know I’ve mentioned before that lots of directories don’t give much link juice, and that’s because they aren’t the right directories to list your links on.
You guys probably know that I started a new paid web directory just a few weeks ago. If you’re thinking that I’m writing this post solely because I want exposure for my site, then you got it all wrong. I want you to be aware of certain factors that make or break web directories!
How to Know If a Directory is Worth Submitting To
Check the web template/web design… and then THINK. If the directory is using a free template, would you think that it’s worth submitting to? I wouldn’t. Why? Because the owner has not even invested on a premium/custom template and now he wants us to believe that his directory is worth it (and would stay for long)? No way.
Look at the stats, if they’re available. Some directories have a little box or sidebar item that contains some crucial information that you have to know. Look for a box or whatever that has the number of listed links, pending links, and other stuff. If you see that there are thousands of pending links, then don’t submit anymore. It just shows that the owner has stopped approving/rejecting websites for a long time and yours would just probably end up in the pool of pending links.
If you’re running after PR, look if the categories have a good amount of PR. No, don’t even bother
using the main page’s PR to analyze if it’s worth submitting your site to that directory. If you’re just submitting to get some PageRank, then check if the category that you’re submitting to has a decent PR. Why? Well, ’cause that’s where your link will go!
Check the latest links. Most directories have this “latest links” section wherein you could see the recently added listings. Now see if the listings are of high-quality. If they aren’t, it means that the owner is in an approving-frenzy mode and does not check whether a site is good or not. Don’t bother submitting to those directories, otherwise your site will be “surrounded” by JUNK.
See if the directory is indexed by Google. No need for me to explain this. C’mon, you should know by now that sites that aren’t index by Google aren’t worth getting links from.
Ah, there you have it guys and gals. A pretty short post from me, but you might find it useful nonetheless. Bye, I’m out.
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