8 Valuable Insights Into Paid And Free Web Directories

8 Valuable Insights Into Paid And Free Web Directories


There are a number of benefits of Web directories. It is advisable to make informative decisions when choosing between a paidsite and a free web directory. Before choosing make sure that the website conforms to all required norms: complete, detailed, user friendly, and distinctive. The options are many and stem from two main categories: free directories and paid directories.
Paid And Free Web Directories
Backlinks can be is easily achieved by using a free directory. It can get your site listed on PR3 or PR4 page. It might take a few days to get your website listed. In some cases, it might take even a month.  But it can also happen that the free site never gets around to listing your site. The options in the free category are numerous and one can opt for an open directory project such as DMOZ or a free directory like JoeAnt. Apart from main directories there are many niche directors that target one specific segment such as health, alternative medicine, politics, electronics and so on. Remember, every listing will add to the websites Google PageRank and free directories of standing do provide a steady rate of referral traffic.
Many free directories also give you the facility of an editor who does the vetting  free of cost for you. This facility allows the directory to include hundreds of sites at little or no cost. Directories like DMOZ are used by Google and other search engines as databases; this means that your web site will automatically be listed in several major search engines and directories.
Paid directories offer many premium services which includes faster approvals. Most paid directories deliver high quality traffic or a good PageRank. These sites are less crowded than free directories and allows your site  to stand a good chance of being listed on a higher PR page. Some directories like Yahoo charge a fee for considering a site for inclusion. This cost is charged for reviewing your site. The fees you will be paying is a recurring expense that needs to be paid yearly. There are certain exceptions to this, where non-profit sites are reviewed free but you have to follow a special path for submission of such sites. Other sites charge a one-time inclusion fee. Paid directories can charged you anything betwevary from US $ 25.00 (one time fee) to US$ 299 (annual recurring fee).
Choosing a free or a paid inclusion depends on your needs.
Consider what is your goal?
Calculate the amount of immediate exposure that is required by your website?
Can you wait for a free inclusion or would you gain more from a quick paid inclusion?
Is there budget provision for paid inclusion: pay per click or recurring yearly expenses?
Do you have time to assume the role of a reviewer and vet your directory before a free inclusion?
Or, would it be more feasible to pay for a professional editor to review the web site?
Learn about the guidelines of each directory and how they are organized.
Do a small research and find out where your competitors are listed.
Make a working plan and choose wisely what will benefit your business plan the most

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