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Santa Barbara SEO Workshop – How To Find The Best Internet Directories


Writing articles that are rich in keywords and content is not enough to get your site noticed by the world’s top search engines. To do this, you have to alert the search engines to the existence of your website. This is why being listed in niche directory web sites is so important to your web strategy.  There are literally 1000′s of directories that will accept your link.  Inclusion in these directories creates a powerful one-way-link factor and is an essential component of a link building program.

Over the years working on the ocean of information, I have discovered many secrets to e-business success. One of those secrets is obtaining inbound links through a link building program. Essentially, top ranks = quality inbound links. When it comes to the subject of link building, most people think that it is just a matter of exchanging links with other sites.

One night in 2003, I was pouring over the Google guidelines and feverishly trying to figure out this concept of “inbound links”. Back then it was a novel concept but now most people realize the importance. In order to get top ranks, you will need to start developing your inbound link partners (votes for your site). But not just any inbound link partners, you need quality inbound link partners (after all a vote from President Obama’s web site would be much more powerful than a vote from your 12 year old brother’s Angelfire site.)

To get these inbound links, you need to “do time” –computer time, that is. One must sit down at the computer all day and surf the web looking for places to link to and from. While not hard work, it’s definitely tedious, and time consuming.

Our company offers help in this area. We are link building specialists, and our link building service has a long history of success. It’s what we do. It’s what we’re good at.

During the Thursday meetup held at the Eagle Inn, Santa Barbara, CA at 5:30pm on Thursday June 30th, we will be discussing the power of internet directories, and how they have the power to boost your web site to the first page of Google and other major search engines.  Bring some business cards, an open mind and prepare for an engaging conversation about internet directories.  More info:


This is the top 10 most credible, high Page Rank directories that you want to get every one of your sites listed in.  There are thousands of directories, but site owners report the most success being listed in these 10, specifically.   Some cost $$$, but very much worth it.

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Undisputed leader of the TOP 10 web directories is Open Directory Project ( This is the largest trustworthy human-edited directory in the Internet. Founded by Rich Skrenta and Bob True as early as 1998, is now the leading multilingual open content directory of Web. Such recognition was won due to fair (non-commercial) moderation of registered sites by community of volunteer editors, a huge number of categories and subcategories that facilitate searching necessary sites and a large list of registered, carefully reviewed websites.


Yahoo Directory is a general great directory, owned by the world-famous Yahoo search engine. This directory is one of the best paid directories in the Web. Listing in Yahoo Directory costs $299 per month. The given web directory is being visited by a huge number of people from USA, as well as from many other countries.


Directory Journal ( is a skilfully developed general web directory that has appropriate collection of authentic directory listings, articles and blogs.This great web directory is paid and offers a one year and permanent submission.

4. direcory, founded in 1996 is one of the oldest business directories in the Internet. is a completely human edited directory that has a huge number of unique business websites (more than 2 million) carefully classified into categories (about 277,660 clear categories). Besides, this great business directory has unique serach system based on “ClickRelevance” algorithmic concept that provides high-quality search.


Librarians’ Internet Index ( is one of the oldest web directories, founded in 1994 as California project that afterwards took on national and later global significance. have been enriching its base with the new high-quality websites for more than 10 years. Every Thursday each subscriber gets a free newsletter (e-mail or RSS) which features new selection of thematically grouped websites. Well-tuned RSS and e-mail distribution of recently added websites and perfect standing are main advantages of great directory.


Web World Directory ( is a free great directory that springs from 2001. There are 2 types of listings here – Free and Premium (premium listing fee is $25). Web World Directory contains a vast base of articles, blogs and allows submitting articles dedicated to webmasters.


7. is the oldest Web catalogue, founded by Tim Berners-Lee (also known as one of the HTML creators) in 1991. It’s guided by free association of volunteers. Each volunteer is responsible for for a particular area/category in which he is an expert. This web catalogue had a number of mirrors run at various locations over the time of its existence. At the present time one of the most longstanding mirrors is being run by Dave Stevens in the UK.

submit to directory is a tremendous project that combines Internet search engine and web directory. Created in 1999 by Jake Winebaum, it has become the largest paid directory in the Web. Every month it’s being visited by 6 million people. The results are given as a combination of specified categories, sponsored links and text-matching webpages ( taken from Google in 2006). Registration in costs $199 per year.


Best of the Web ( is one of the first web directories, founded by Brandon Plewe in 1994. Best of the Web distinguishes itself due to high standard of listings, stainless, time-proved reputation and huge traffic. Despite the fact that the given directory is paid, all the sites suggested here are being strictly moderated and thus ensure high quality information stored in the directory. Best of the Web has its own Affiliate Program.


Starting point – general directories is one of the first free directories in the Internet (since 1995). This great directory represents a very usable, dynamic site with a huge number of categories and subcategories. The listing fee – $99 per one calendar year.


Need help submitting to internet directories?  Get started by filling out our forms below:

  1. Article Submission Form – Use this form for article marketing orders
  2. Directory Submission Form – Use this form for directory submission orders
  3. DMOZ Submissions Form – Use this form for DMOZ submission orders
  4. Press Release Writing And Submission Form – Use this form for press release submission orders
  5. Search Engine Submission Form – Use this form for search engine submission submission orders
  6. Social Bookmarking Submission Form – Use this form for social bookmarking submission orders

To Your Search Engine Success,



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Taylor Reaume  “TheSearchEnginePro”
Founder / e-business Coach
Phone: (800) 605-4988
Skype: smartchoiceweb
6 Harbor Way #209, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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