Guidelines while submitting to
What is a Directory?
A directory does not use robots to index a site. All sites that
are indexed are directly done by people. You need to submit your
web site under a particular category, after which an editor will
review your site and then accept or reject your site according to
Guidelines while submitting to Directories
- Make sure your site is 100% up and
running, with no "under construction" signs. Good site
design, fast loading pages, and content are important, especially
- From the homepage of a directory take your time and find the
appropriate category your
site fits into. You can do a keyword search using your most important
keywords or key phrases and note the category that lists these
sites. That will probably be the best category for your site.
You may also have multiple categories, in which case you must
submit under all the suitable categories.
- Once you have found a suitable category, look out for a "Suggest
a site" or an "Add URL" link. Click on this
link to submit your site.
- Before rushing off to submit your site, carefully read their
suggestions on how to submit. They REALLY mean it. Follow
their instructions to the absolute letter.
- Since Directories do not use robots, everything indexed into
a directory is done by people.
No META tags, ALT image tags, HTML comments or image maps will
help your performance here. Your best bet is to describe your
site accurately and the final decision of adding your web site
to a directory's database rests with the editor who reviews your
web site. Best of luck!
Yahoo is without a doubt the single most important index on the
Internet. Make sure you follow the guidelines given above and Yahoo's
submit page instructions while submitting your site. The effort
you put in now will reap huge benefits in the long run. Submit carefully!
Submit to Yahoo
Lycos, AOL Search, AltaVista and HotBot feature Open Directory
categories within their results pages. As ODP is now the directory
listing source for many search engines, it is in the "big leagues"
and is a must to submit to.
Read their instructions
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