We offer various directory submission services, including submitting your sites to general free directories, niche industry specific directories and premium paid directories.
Given below is a comparison between the 3 services and highlights some of the key differences between submitting to each type of directory. This comparison is applicable to directories we submit to and directories not included in our lists may not necessarily share these characteristics.
|Criteria||General (free) Directories||Niche (Industry Specific) Directories||Premium (Paid) Directories|
|Type of Listings||Lists websites related to any industry under appropriate categories||Lists websites related to only one industry/theme under the most relevant sub-category.||Lists websites related to any industry under appropriate categories|
|Pages Allowed for Submission||Typically, only homepage of your site, few allow inner pages||Homepage of your site||Homepage of your site as well as inner pages|
|Submission Review and Approval Process||Might take up to 90 days for review and approval after a submission is made||Listings are accepted or rejected usually within a month||Faster review. Listings are approved/rejected within 7 to 14 days|
|Link Building Objective||Adds to the link diversity factor by targeting links with different anchor text. Links from many directories can help serve as the foundation of a sites’ linking profile.||Adds to the relevancy factor in the link profile since the listings will only be from related directories||Each link could possibly have more value because the directories are more actively promoted + lesser competing listings in each directory|
|Listing Charges||Usually listings are offered free of cost||Most of them charge a small one-time listing fee||Charge a premium one-time listing fee|
|Type of Links||Permanent, do-follow, one-way links||Permanent, do-follow, one-way links||Permanent, do-follow, one-way links|
|Approval Criteria||No guaranteed review and/or approval||Guaranteed review and listing, else money-back if rejected||Guaranteed review and listing, else money-back if rejected|
|PageRank||PR0 –PR6||PR0-PR6||PR3 – PR8|
|Submission Charges||14 cents/submission||96 Cents/submission||Depends on the listing fee charged by directories ($5onwards) [Note: We offer prices that are discounted from the original listing price in the directory]|
|E-mail Handling Charges (optional)||4 cents/directory||4 cents/directory||Free|
|Submission Method||Manual submissions||Manual submissions||Manual submissions|
Refer to the comprehensive Directory Maximizer guide for more details on each of these directory submission strategies and how to make effective use of them. The guide has some practical tips and insights that you can use to make your link building more effective.