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How I Got Directory Listed

Yesterday I received an email from a fellow AR member who was asking me for a good source for inbound links. I have my website included in many directories online, many of which I manually submitted it to myself, but also many more that I paid to have my site submitted to. Directories are like an online version of the yellow pages. They are simply central websites that contain links to many other wesites by category. At one time they were extremely significant in achieving top search engine placement. While they are not as significant a factor anymore, they are still important and a cheap and simple way to increase your websites presence on the internet and search engine ranking.

Directory submission is definitely something that you can do yourself, and there are lots of free directories that you can submit your website to. The only drawback to submitting to lots of these free directories is that it takes quite a bit of time to search them all out, then to fill in all the same information over and over and clicking submit. If you get busy doing submissions, you can maybe submit to 10 in an hour, so depending upon what your time is worth you may wish to do that.

A better way is to pay a professional submission service to submit you to the free directories. They obviously utilize some automated script to fill in the forms, as they charge as little as 14 cents per submission! For that low price, I can't imagine that anyone would want to do it any other way.

Here is the company that I have successfully used to submit my sites to the free directories:





I would recommend anyone with a website spends $30 or $40 on directory submission. Having your site listed in all those free directories create lots of one way links to your site, helps the search engines spider it much much more often, and keeps you current in the search engine placements.

WARNING: there are some other directory submission sites that submit your site to blacklisted directories and 'free links' sites. This can actually hurt your ranking if you are included there. Be very careful to only deal with a credible submission service.

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Robert May is a Realtor, as well as the broker and owner of Rainbow Realty of Lethbridge Alberta. He is also a licensed mortgage broker and mortgage financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta. He has been in the lethbridge real estate industry since 1993 and offers full MLS services to the Lethbridge real estate market and surrounding area.. He can be found online at www.LethbridgeLoans.com

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Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years.  He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.




 

 

Comment balloon 11 commentsRobert May • April 06 2009 01:11AM

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Robert, this looks interesting I bookmarked you for more reading and details of the how to do, Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 9 years ago

Excellent resource.  Thanks for sharing  I assure it goes on your CC?  Do you pay once?

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the link Robert, I am going to take your advice and check this website out tomorrow, I need to improve my Google rankings.

Have a great start to your week, and lets make real estate happen!

Thanks,

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Posted by Harrison Painter, New Media Consultant (GoGladiator Media) over 9 years ago

Yes it is a pay one time purchase and not a subscription service.  They sell packages depending upon how many directories you want to go into.  I think I spendt about $30 for each of my websites and they appeared in the directories very quickly.   It is a quickest way I know to get a new website spidered into google too, even faster then using an adwords campaign oddly enough.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 9 years ago

It's kind of like the person who says he can deliver flyers to five apartment complexes for less than the United States Postal Service. Then he factors in the worn shoes, or the car that broke down, or the actual time involved, the sunburn, etc.

If you've got lots of time and little money, you can, indeed, do it yourself, but there's still no delivery service in the world other than the USPS that is willing to deliver a one-ounce envelope anywhere in San Diego County, or the nation, for a mere 42¢.

Posted by Not a real person over 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I will check it out. It sounds great.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Bob that is good information and you're right that it makes econimical sense as well.

Posted by Kevin Cavanaugh, Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN (Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty) over 9 years ago

Bob,

Thank you for the information. I will check it out and see what it can do for me!

Posted by Connie Case, Realtor, Knoxville Tn. (Platinum Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Robert

I bookmarked the site and will check it out. I have been trying to do this myself with limited success, and $0.14 per submission is a small price to pay.

Thank you for sharing.

Mike

 

Posted by Mike Eddy, Maui Real Estate Broker (Coldwell Banker Island Properties) over 9 years ago

Thankyou so much for the comments.  Hope it helps you all get more publicity and traffic to your sites.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thank you. One more great tool.

Posted by Dee'Anna Wright (RE/MAX All Points) over 9 years ago

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