Directory Submission in SEO?
What is the use of Directory Submission in terms of SEO?
Directory submission is just waste of time.
Google is too clever to consider such a stupid backlink. Just one single update from Google pointing that backlinks from directory submission sites need to disallowed will affect your website & strike it down.
So, I would suggest you not to waste time on it.
There are lots of popular business directories where you can create profile of your company and share link of your website. This will be helpful not only from the SEO perspective but also for bringing referral traffic to your website. Point of caution: You should select business directories of the locality where you business provide services.
I used to do directories, when I started my career but now this tactics is no more effective to get your website ranking. But if you really want to invest some of your time then you may submissions on only very high domain authority website. Also you may check its trust flow and spam score first before doing any submissions...
Directory submission is defined as the practice of submitting your website URL and its details on the web in a directory under a particular category. This is a way which helps you to improve your link building
Directory Submission is an off page factor which helps to optimize your webpage. In these directories, your own website is submitted to another website.
There are different categories under which you can submit your website. For example, if you have a site related to Health, then you will submit your site under Health category which will help you to get back links from them. It very interestingly build links in one way. These directories are somewhat similar to the phone directories which has a list of websites in each category.
There are three types of Directory Submissions:
• Paid or Featured Web Listing
• Free or Regular Web Listing
• Reciprocal Regular Web Listing
The role of directory submission is to increase the visibility of your website, but nowdays people don't use too much of this activity. Some of the directory submissions sites where you must have to submit your website link.
Directory submission is very significant for increasing PR and SERP. Even all directories don’t help in ranking because some are automated approve directories. High PR, Do follow and fast or regular caching directories are more helpful.
Suppose, your site is approved by a high directory and it is fast caching by Google and other major search engines as well as and the page or category where your site is submitted is also cached then it will notify google for your site. The same thing happens with at least 50 web directories means 50 times google bot know about your sites and such it helps to improve your ranking and PR because 50 web directories are giving your reference to google and now your site is well known for google as well.