Are Web Directories Even Worth Submitting to?

In the earlier days, directories served as the main method of finding relevant sites but nowadays, search engines like Google and Yahoo have taken over. So are web directories even worth submitting to since very few even use them? It seems they are and for many reasons.

Bangalore, India, October 09, 2006 --( Web directories essentially serve as a catalog of links sorted by relevant topics. In the earlier days, when search engines weren’t as popular, directories served as the main method of finding relevant sites. However, a lot of things have changed since then and nowadays, search engines like Google and Yahoo have taken over and serve as the main medium that connects users with what they’re looking for.

So why should you even consider submitting your site to the directories, especially when you know not many people use them any more?

Directory Maximizer (, a company which specializes in manually submitting websites to "seo friendly" directories, elaborates on the some of the important reasons why you should submit your sites to web directories.

For new websites, it's an easy way get the website indexed

Search engines like Google and Yahoo send out crawlers (bots) to search the web for new sites that come up everyday. If you have a new site and you want the big search engines to find your site and have it indexed, then there couldn’t be an easier way to let a search engine know than having it find your site through links in various directories.

Directories provide one way links to your site

Search engines are said to give importance to the number of incoming links to your site when ranking it for search terms and one way links are thought to be valued much more than reciprocal links (links exchanged with other sites). Thus, directory links can help give a boost to your SEO (search engine optimization) efforts.

Easy way to build links with targeted keywords

Most directories allow you to provide a link with keywords describing your site. It’s not easy otherwise getting links to your site with the keywords you want and directories provide an easy way for getting such links. Getting links with targeted keywords can have search engines favoring your site over others when ranking for the given terms.

Website Traffic (although not such a benefit with most directories)

There aren’t many directories that could boast of providing your site with traffic that would number in the hundreds per day but there are a few directories that are known to give some traffic (albeit very little) to sites in certain categories.

Free Submissions

Given that there are quite a few directories that accept free submissions, it makes sense to have your site listed in as many SEO friendly directories as possible.

Beneficial for Sites low on Content

If your website is low on content but rich in images, flash content, etc. search engines may not be able to categorize your website when the search spider visits your site. By submitting to a directory under a particular category and using keyword links, you allow the search engine to categorize your site under a relevant topic.

Given the benefits involved in submitting your site to web directories, Directory Maximizer strongly recommends directory submissions as an important part in contributing to your SEO efforts. The company offers webmasters a manual directory submission service in an attempt to save the huge amount of time and effort involved in such a task.

About Directory Maximizer (

Directory Maximizer, a part of Maximizer Services based in Bangalore (India), offers professional directory submission services to webmasters worldwide. The company has a trained team of directory submitters who manually submit websites to seo friendly directories.

Contact Person: Sameer Panjwani, CEO, Maximizer Services

Phone No: +91-9886523078

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