I hope you have all enjoyed the mini-series on One Way Link Building, and of course, I know you will like to know this is where we wind it up and complete your training.

Manual Website/Blog Submissions

Submitting your site/blog to directories is a tedious work that requires time and efforts. There is a considerable debate about whether the effort required gaining backlinks from Free Web Directories is worth the payback. In fact, you may request links from hundreds of free directories, but only receive dozens of actual links, often from PageRank 0 pages. The question is how will you find free directories and what information about your site/blog will you submit? All you have to do is conduct a search for the following combinations, and your keywords.
  • "add link"
  • "add a link"
  • "add your link"
  • "add site"
  • "add a site"
  • "add your site"
  • "add URL"
  • "add your URL"
  • "add website"
  • "add a website"
  • "add your website"
  • "favourite links"
  • "favorite sites"
  • "submit URL"
  • "submit your URL"
  • "submite website"
  • "submit a website"
  • "submit your website"
You can use others, like link exchange or recommended website plus keyword.

You will get hundreds of URLs of free directories you can submit your site to. Check each directory first to see if it is themed well to your site/blog content, search for the relevant category if applicable, and click on "Add URL", or "Submit Link" to submit.

Generally, you will be asked to provide the URL, link title, site description, and keywords. Keep in mind that your link will not appear on the site immediately. It will be sent to the webmaster for review. It can take from several days to several weeks (depends on the amount of link submissions the directory receives) for your site to be reviewed. The usually send you a confirmation when your link submission is approved.

Conduct a manual search for related sites and submit you links. Yes it is a tedious task, but it is in the long term absolutely essential, however, I know that time is money, and when you have very little spare time (like myself :P ), you will need to play a more advanced game, so read on.

I personally use a tool, by Brad Callen, Directory Submitter. I upgraded to the Gold to give me the extra flexibility and for lifetime updates. The Free version is fully functional and will allow you to automate the keying process, schedule submissions, and use it to automate your well planned one way links strategy.

I have really enjoyed making this series for you, and to give you a heads up, my foucs is still largely focused on Googles stanch on Web 2.0 as an influence to its rankings. More next post. Peace and thanks for reading.
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3 Response to 'One Way Link building Tips Part 9'

  1. ghristian
    http://timsinternetcashflow.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-way-link-building-tips-part-9.html?showComment=1242983468152#c6535906692381263537'> May 22, 2009 at 2:11 AM

    "directory submitter"sounds interesting I should have stumble your site before it took me an awful lot of times submitting to directories thanks for the info Tim


  2. Franklin Raja
    http://timsinternetcashflow.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-way-link-building-tips-part-9.html?showComment=1243224278926#c6686464390559397624'> May 24, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Talking about about directories submission,if there's one directory that's worth submitting your site I believe it's none other than DMOZ this directory is run by real people,you submit they review and if you're site is very good you'll get listed ..and Google pay so uch attention on who's on their list,once listed you'll got a good change to be indexed by Google within days


  3. Evelyn McCormack
    http://timsinternetcashflow.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-way-link-building-tips-part-9.html?showComment=1243225907406#c7528999299223023302'> May 24, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    although submitting your site to directories is a great way to increase web visibility you should be careful not to submit your site to FFA or free for all directories.Relevancy is always the key the search bot is very smart nowadays it read who links to you and what your link structure is


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