Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Actually what is web directory?

Most of the people think that web directory is a search engine. Actually web directory is not a search engine and it does not display lists of web pages based on keywords; instead, it lists web sites by category and subcategory. Web directory is also known as link directory. Web directory is a directory on the World Wide Web. It specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links. The categorization is usually based on the whole web site rather than one page or a set of keywords, and sites are often limited to inclusion in only a few categories. Web directories often allow site owners to directly submit their site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness.

Directories have various features in listing; often depend upon the price paid for inclusion:

  • Free submission : Here there is no charge for the review and listing of the site.
  • Reciprocal link: Here the User should link back to the directory, must be added somewhere on the submitted site in order to get listed in the directory.
  • Paid submission : Here one-time or recurring fee is charged for reviewing/listing the submitted link.
  • Featured listing: Here the link is given a premium position in a category (or multiple categories) or other sections of the directory, such as the homepage. Sometimes called sponsored listing.
  • Affiliate links: where the directory earns commission for referred customers from the listed websites.

Most of the people around the world are looking to have a web site, so that they can run an online business or using internet as marketing campaign.

To run an online business, the website must have more popularity. Certainly the most effective method of online marketing is depends upon visitors, Page rank, Popularity, Etc. The best way to get your website known and ranked higher in the search engines is by submitting your website to web directory. By submitting your site to SEO friendly web directory your web site will get more popular and also get high quality page rank.

Certainly, the most popular web directories around the internet are DMOZ Web directory and Yahoo directory. Finding good quality web directories and submitting your website will not only helps in increasing your website popularity but also helps you running your website for long time.

At present in internet there are thousands of web directories and most of the directories are very general in extent and it is also very important that you are submitting your web site to the quality web directories.

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