Every online business wants to increase visibility and get noticed by the search engines. That is why submitting to directories should be an important step in your SEO efforts. Submitting to directories does several things. First it helps your website get indexed quicker, since search engines regularly crawl legitimate directories and index new links. Second, it can help increase your position in the search engines, as the more quality links your site has the higher your rank will be. Third, if you are listed on highly popular directories, you are likely to increase traffic to your site.
There are several types of directories, both general and specific to a certain subject. Chances are that no matter what your website is about, there will be a directory specific to it. To find directories, just type your main keywords into Google followed by “directory”. If you have a newsletter, submit it to directories. If you have articles, submit them to directories. If you have an affiliate program, submit it to directories. The more submissions you make, the more links you will have back to your website, which will help your site get noticed and move up in rankings.
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