Jun 30, 2009

How Important Are Web Directories?

As defined by Wikipedia, "A web directory or link directory is a directory on the World Wide Web. It specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links. A web directory is not a search engine and does not display lists of web pages based on keywords; instead, it lists web sites by category and subcategory. 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." Now based on this definition, how important are web directories and do they really help in driving traffic to your website?

The resounding answer all over the www is Yes! Having a website is like being a tree in a forest. You are just one of the thousands and nobody know you are there. That is, unless you become part of a network or a list of websites on particular category. Say for this blog, if I submit my website to Yahoo Directory, then this become part of their list on personal blogs. And somebody is bound to know that my blog exist! Maybe somebody who is curios on how to create a personal blog visit this web directory and they will click on my site, That is how web directories work. It is like the yellow pages in the Internet, where everybody who is anybody is on the list.

And the best thing about it? There are free web directory all over the Internet so the only thing that is stopping you and your blog from being on a web list is your self. If you really want to drive more traffic to your site, then start submitting your blog to various web directories like Yahoo Directory and Dmoz and lots more out there!

1 comment:

  1. ei, great output! but make sure that you don't submit your site on some link farm directories... :)