Free web directories are a good way to start building your backlink profile online. It helps increase domain authority and establish your website online. It is only a basic start though. These directories can give you an initial bump in domain authority and help you get ranked for some search terms.
For a local business, building citations for your business is equally important. Citations come from listing your business in local business directories which can be done easily with Business Listings Manager.
Before you start adding your website to these web directories, there is some basic information you will be asked on many of them. These are the most common pieces of information you may be asked regularly.
- Site name
- Short description
- Social media profiles
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Each directory has basic instructions how adding a link works and if there are premium options. If you find an error or have a free directory to add, please contact us.
Listing is free but they turn off the form depending on the volume of submissions. It could be hit or miss whether you can even add your site.
How To Add Link: Find the right sub-category and click the Add Your Site link.
Premium Options: There is a guaranteed 1-day placement option for a fee though.
How To Add Link: Go straight to the submit a link page and create an account to submit your URL. Create a unique password for this website though because it's not secure. Also, they may not be updating the directory again because 2894 (at the time of this writing) websites have been submitted but not processed.
Premium Options: It doesn't appear so.
How To Add Link: Go to the directory and select the category you'd like your listing in. There's a button with an arrow to add your listing, click the arrow and select free listing.
Premium Options: Yes, you can add a premium listing and get your link added faster, get a premium listing, or any number of premium listings/ads.
How To Add Link: Go to the category you'd like to add your website and click the add a free & regular URL link.
Premium Options: Yes, you can add a premium listing and get your link added quicker.
How To Add Link: Choose a category and/or sub-category then click the submit site link. If you add a reciprocal link to your website then you can get quicker approval (3 weeks instead of 12-16 weeks).
Premium Options: Yes, you can get your site listed within 48 hours.
How To Add Link: Create an account, select the category for your site, add the page. It's a pretty complex process for this one so only use this if you're very tech savvy, know how to use wiki's, or want to spend some time to figure it out.
Premium Options: No, premium options aren't available.
How To Add Link: Head the category your business should be listed in and click the submit site link.
Premium Options: Yes, you expedite your link review to 2 working days.
How To Add Link: Head to the correct category and click the add URL link.
Premium Options: Yes, you get listed at the top of your category or get listed in 24-48 hours.
How To Add Link: Select the proper category and then click the add URL link.
Premium Options: Yes, you can add deep links or sub-domain links.
How To Add Link: Choose a category first and then click submit link.
Premium Options: Yes, you get 3 additional links.
How To Add Link: Choose a category and then click the add site link. Your site may never be added because their estimated current wait time is more than 3 years.
Premium Options: Yes, you can get 5 additional link in addition to less than a day to get your links approved.
How To Add Link: Choose a category first and then click the submit link button in the navigation. With a reciprocal link there's a 3-4 day review but the link needs to be on your home page.
Premium Options: Yes, you can get 24-48 hours review.
How To Add Link: Choose the category and then click the submit website link.
Premium Options: Yes, you can get express review.
These directories are a good start for building backlinks but they are only a start. In order to rank well, you need a really good custom website. Websites that are built with WordPress perform better in search engines. We offer powerful tools in each of our websites that make it easier to optimize for search engines.