One way to rank well on Google and other search engines, it's to have many websites to link back to your site or blog. You can:
- find directories and submit your site(time consuming but free)
- use a paid submission service so that will add it for you(a fee per site, easy and no control)
- use a Directory Submitter software solution like I will review below(free/paid, more control, easy, less time consuming)
I tried all those ways.
Because I used Robosoft
to submit my freeware, I thought that Directory Submitter
was very easy to use in comparison. You just need to open a project for your site/blog and enter the information about it. Once it's done, you go submit your site to every directory in the list. For each directory, you will see it's PageRank and Alexa ranking.
The process is semi-automatic. Once you click on the directory the window below(basic web browser) will fill the information that you entered previously. You will then need to select the category and read the information. In the software world, we have a PAD file. It's XML files(text) that let know the directory owner in which category the freeware or shareware will go and the information about it. We don't have that option here so the need to manual select a category.
A directory can be free, paid or both. If you use the free option, you will wait longer unless you use the reciprocal link option. Of course, paying a fee will get you added/reviewed much faster. I know because that's what I do with 1 Cool File
for a blog submission.
Once you have submitted your blog or site, you will see the date, link text and description you used.
comes in 2 versions:
- Free: It's the default version and give you 350 directories.
- Paid: Once you get the free version, you can upgrade to 2210 directories
I will suggest that try it first for yourself. The directories that I did with the free version were transferred when I upgraded to the paid option.
How many submissions per day
Yes, it's a boring task
to do so I would recommend that you do at least a few directories a day
. With the free option, you could be done in 35 days if you submit to 10 directories/day. You could submit more with the paid option.
I expect that some of you will cringe when I tell you the price. It's only $76USD
To put that in perspective, I paid $99
and it had 1200 software directories. Robosoft
is good for life but the database of software directories is good for 6 only months. After that, I have to pay $8/month or less if I take more months to get an updated list.
Now with Directory Submitter
, you pay once and the updates are free(database/software). So, you know why I only wrote only $76USD.
You must also understand that directories owners can change the way they let people add a site, close the directory... Someone has to keep it current.
Btw, when you go at the Directory Submitter
page, you can see a short video
(2m42s) of the software. When it was recorded, the database had 1830 directories
. 380 new directories
were added since then.
If you are serious about your blog, site or your mini web empire :D , I recommend Directory Submitter
for you! Plus, it's free and worth it
Keywords: 1 Cool File, Blogging, Internet, Ranking