This is a high-quality directory to be in, and is a good testament to how finding the right directories can really help you link building efforts.
Why It’s Awesome
This was a long process for me. It took nearly 2 months for my website to be listed, but I believe that it was well worth the wait for a couple reasons:
- The website seems to be well-respected overall (PR6).
- The page I’m listed on is a PR4, which is excellent for a sub-page.
- I’m am now listed side-by-side with some of the industries most respected SEO bloggers (creating the illusion that I am a respected one too! pretty cool stuff even if it is laughable).
- My last 5 articles are also being linked to from this PR4 page, giving them instant credibility.
There are several hundred different directories within this site for all various types of businesses. They are all highly respected, meaning the backlinks you get from them are highly-valuable one-way links.
So What is the Overall Lesson?
Everybody knows that link building is very important. Problem is not many people know how to go about it. Submitting your website to a relevant-quality directory is one avenue you can go down.
What is a Relevant-Quality Directory?
This means a directory that is A.) Relevant to what you do, and B.) Quality in the eyes of the search engines (I.E. not link farms or spam directories). Don’t waste time on directories that don’t pass the eye-ball test, only look for trusted directories and industry verticals.
How Do I Find Such a Directory?
You can find these types of directories in many ways:
- In search queries for keywords relating to your biz, etc.
- By research where your competition is listed.
- If you’re local, try to local directories & yellowpages.
Now don’t get me wrong, directory submissions aren’t the end-all-be-all of link building. It is true that directory submission was once a hot trend in SEO, and it is also true that the trend has fallen by the waist-side to better tactics. However, if you find “quality/respected” directories that are related to what you do, then why not try to pick up a link?