A Website Directory is a list of websites that are maintained by humans instead of a particular software. It works in a similar manner as a phone directory. Submitting a website to a directory can help generate more traffic to your website and is an integral part of SEO or search engine optimization.
If this is your first time to submit your website to a directory, here are a number of pointers that will help guide you through your submission:
Do your research
Check out a number of directories where you can submit your website. Find out which directories are instant and which ones are paid. At the same time, determine if your website is already listed on the directory you have chosen. If it is a new page, it is most likely not.
Know the rules
Every directory is different. They have different sets of guidelines that individuals or businesses have to follow for a successful submission. Additionally, you also have to understand the category that your website should be listed under. Make sure that you have carefully read the guidelines of CSS Ocean before your submission.
Check your website
Before you make a submission, take a close look at your website. Evaluate it. Your page must be ready. It must be fully functional and can already be used by your users. It must not have any broken links or pages that are still under construction.
Create a page title and page description
Come up with a page title that is entirely relevant to your business. Do not forget to refer to the directory’s submission guidelines for specific creation of page titles. If naturally possible, try a title that can be listed at the top spot as directories are often categorized alphabetically.
In terms of page description, you need to describe what your website can do, such as its functions and features. But, this does not refer to what your business is. Do not waste time using promotional language.
Wait it out
The waiting period for the decision regarding your submission may vary. Every directory has multiple submissions to attend to so be patient. It will be good, though, to check the directory from time to time.