Websites are often overlooking simple, yet efficient methods through which they can not only drive traffic towards themselves, but also increase their online presence, relevancy and authority. For example, web directories are considered obsolete. This is mostly because search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few others are exclusively used to find relevant content on the web. And that’s great – most of them do deliver good results, relevant to the search query. But the results don’t speak for themselves – you’ll still need to check them out and find out for a fact whether or not they can offer you something valuable.
How Could a Directory Help your Website?
A good resource, like Jasmine Directory or DMOZ can help quite a lot. If you manage to get your website submitted to one of these resources, you’ll not only get a valid link, but the odds of getting Google’s attention a lot faster increase substantially. Like in the case of Jasmine, you’ll have to pay a certain editorial fee which substitutes for the effort of one of their editors to visit your website, make sure everything is in order and then review your website accordingly and include it in the appropriate category. Note that not all directories charge for editorial discretion – they just charge for listing your website, regardless of the latter’s relevancy, quality and/or activity.
Jasmine Directory is an awesome resource, especially since they added the 300 word or 100 word review (based on the kind of listing you’re opting for). The website looks great, is highly intuitive and easy to browse, even by people not so acquainted to how a web directory works. You can easily browse through the tens of available categories, choose the one most relevant to your website’s niche and add it at a very affordable price (one-time fee). The design is pretty simple, but it’s purposefully done so as to allow a fluid experience for the end-user. Definitely a resource worth checking out!