5 Lesser Known Online Directories Where Your Website Should Be Listed
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âI want my website listed on DMOZ. Can your business help you? “
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This is a question my digital consulting agency receives several times a week from business owners, web designers, online entrepreneurs, and even other SEO professionals – everyone wants to be listed on DMOZ.
What is DMOZ? From their website:
DMOZ is the largest and most comprehensive human-edited directory on the web. It is built and maintained by a passionate global community of volunteer editors. It was historically known as the Open Directory Project (ODP).
“DMOZ was founded in the spirit of the Open Source movement, and is the only major directory that is 100% free. There is no, and never will be, a fee for submitting a site to the directory, and / or to use directory data, the data of which is made available free of charge to anyone who agrees to comply with our free user license.
Is this a good list to get? Yes. Will it immediately improve your website’s ranking in search results? No. Directories can be a source of referral traffic and links can provide an SEO advantage just like any other quality link. So in addition to DMOZ, here are five other online directories to check out. “
GoGuides offers a simple submission service, costing $ 69.95 for a lifetime listing, which is processed within 24 hours. Simply find the most relevant directory category for your website and click on the âAdd URLâ option.
âDirectories are always a great way to gain visibility on the Internet by both sending quality traffic to listings and helping search engines discover new content,â said Robert Barger, president of GoGuides.
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The Skaffe submission process is straightforward. You will need to locate the best category that describes the product or service you are submitting, click on the âSuggest a URLâ tab and follow the submission guidelines. Editors look for original content, adherence to submission guidelines, and overall quality when evaluating submissions. Express reviews cost $ 44.99 and the free quote option is open during business hours and usually processed within 30 days.
Bruce Stone, Editor-in-Chief of Skaffe adds, âDirectories provide targeted local traffic and additional search engine listings.
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3. Aviva Directory
Aviva Directory is a general web directory that organizes websites by subject and, where applicable, by region. Submitting your website is very straightforward: just navigate to the most relevant category, then click âAdd Websiteâ and provide the requested information.
Whenever a new site is submitted to the directory, an editor will visit the site to ensure that it is appropriate for the directory and for the category to which it was submitted. All listings in the directory are reviewed annually to ensure they continue to meet quality guidelines. When submitting, you can choose between an annual registration ($ 49.95) or a permanent registration ($ 149.95).
âHaving your website listed in a number of reputable directories establishes your site as a quality, credible and trustworthy site,â says Jeffrey Behrendt, founder of Aviva Directory.
âEzilon accepts ads from quality websites from all parts of the world. All submissions are reviewed by editors and, if deemed appropriate, your website will be listed in the directory, âsays Charles Michaels, Director of Operations at Ezilon.
Consisting of multiple regions, you need to select your location first and then navigate to the category that best suits your website. Once you have located the appropriate subcategory, click on the âSubmit Siteâ option and complete the information. Ezilon offers an annual list for $ 69 and a permanent list for $ 199. Non-commercial websites – government, NGOs, associations, nonprofits, educational institutes, and charities – are free to register.
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5. The best of the web
The Best of the Web submission process is really very simple. You can click the âSubmit Siteâ button at the top of every page, fill in your website details (URL, title, description, etc.) and their editors handle the rest. This directory reviews each submission for quality content, then places the site in the most relevant category. They have several pricing options available and also have bulk quote offers for agency and corporate clients.
âThe best web directory links have been and continue to be an indicator of quality. Our human review process assures users that the website is a valuable resource on a particular topic, âsaid Greg Hartnett, president of Best of the Web.