As the search engines are evolving each and every day, it’s getting harder and harder to get top search engine rankings.
The search engines now, highly favor, websites that have a large number of quality, one way links pointing to them. Because of this, it’s absolutely critical that we consistently try to get other websites to link to us, WITHOUT us linking back to them.
Yes, reciprocal linking is becoming less and less valuable. Submitting your website to website directories is an excellent way to get, quality, 1 way links pointing to your websites. You see, many of the website directories online have a high amount of page rank and have been online for several years.
These are 2 of the most important criteria for determining what a good link is, vs what a bad link is. These two criteria are:
- The age of the website linking to you
- The Page Rank of the website linking to you
With that said, many of these directories have both a high Page Rank AND are old websites, giving them more authority and power in the search engines.
Not only that, but there are literally thousands of website directories on the internet that are absolutely free for you to submit your website to! While it does take time to find these directories and then manually fill out all of the required criteria to submit your website, it is an excellent way to help increase your search engine rankings.
There are some good website directory submission software products on the market. The best of which is a product called Directory Submitter created by Brad Callen. You can see the details of the program here http://moms-business-coach.com/directorysubmitter
I decided to try it out after it was recommended to me, after all…
1. Its Free
2. It simplifies a process
3. It will help build traffic to my site that will ultimately help grow my business
So really, why wouldn’t you at least TRY it?
Step by Step Here Is What I Did To Start Building Backlinks
I visited the site above website
I clicked on the big DOWNLOAD FREE Button (by the way they also have an free Article Submitter)
I downloaded the zipped folder to my desktop
I then opened the program and followed the on-screen directions and chose to have a desktop short cut
I then launched the program and filled in the “new project” fields that include the basic information like your url, the catagory, sub-catagory, titles, description and keywords.
**This is where it is very important to have done your keyword research to know what keywords to use as your anchor text links!
Once you have your information entered you simply click from one site to the next off the list they provide with over 350 free directory sites. (Each site is listed and includes the PR rank)
The information is populated automatically for you all you need to do is verify the information and click submit.
Note: Some of the sites do require a reciprocal link so I kept another tab open and created a page in my blog for “links” then as each site that required a link I cut and paste, saved and moved on to the next site. By the way, I unchecked the box that says “Ping” in my blog post dashboard so I didn’t get accused of ping spamming every time I re-publish each minute. OR you can install the MaxPress Blog Ping Optimizer plug-in that automatically keeps you from over pinging the sites.
Esentially you simply enter your website details into the software program 1 time, and then click on any of the 1600+ website directories in the software and it will automatically fill in all of the submission criteria for you. Click the submit button and then your site has been instantly added to the website directory.
So, not only does it save you time in finding all of these directories, BUT it saves you an incredible amount of time filling out each and every website’s submission criteria. To learn more about this free program, visit the link below:
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