A directory or folder is nothing more than a location on a disk used for storing information about files. But a Online Directory refers to a web search tool that lists information in certain groupings or category for the user’s convenience. Directories are classified into General Directories, Product specific directories, language specific directories, Country specific directories. Directory listings are Free, Paid and Reciprocal.
Directory Submission helps your website in many ways.
Major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing use directories to find websites. Search Engine crawlers scan thousands of web pages in online directories to provide search results. When we submit our website to a directory search engine spiders during the visit to these directories also finds our website listings and follows our website.
Directory submission is also done to create relevant inbound links. When a website is listed in an online directory, it creates quality inbound links to your website and that also enhances your website’s visibility and ranking.
Directories are manually controlled, Listing of websites is based on categories. Your website will be rejected in case if you submit your website in wrong category.
Directories mainly accepts home page of a website, in some exceptional cases they accept internal pages by reciprocal linking or by paid submission. Directory submission helps to establish a foundation for Internet marketing.