Date Added: July 23, 2011 01:18:33 PM
Category: Computers & Internet
There is probably no better first marketing step for any website at all than submitting it to the top 400 or so Link Directories. As you can see from my rating, it’s not even close to being your best method of traffic generation. However, if you care about incoming links to your website, this is THE FOUNDATION that all other links will build on, because Search Engines start in these places and find your website through the links you place in them.
I’ve built over 300 different websites for all kinds of different purposes in my career, but I have submitted all of them to the legitimate link directories without fail. It’s a no-brainer that really should be thought of as necessary, despite the piddling amount of traffic it brings.
There are probably more link directories out there than anyone could ever submit to, but luckily it is only important to submit to the ones that have some PageRank. Even still, the number of submissions you could wind up making for each site will be between 400 and 500, so this is not a quick task to do. Without software to keep up with all of them, and of course to help you paste your content into all of those forms, you’d take way too long to finish a single site’s posting.
It used to cost a lot for software that would submit to all the best directories, (As I know well, I have paid out the nose!) But luckily for you there is now a completely Free software that will submit to all the best Directories. (It can be upgraded to do them all, but the free selection is SO much better than doing it by hand.) It’s simply called Directory Submitter, and it’s made by the same guy who did SEO Elite, so you know it’s quality stuff. Download it ASAP and make it part of your marketing regimen for every website or blog you start for the rest of your life.