Directory submissions

Directory submission is proven to be a wonderful method for gaining quality one-way incoming back links. Even newbie SEOs (Search Engine Optimizing people) knows how incoming links play an important role in today's search engine optimization procedure. Higher the quality of incoming links better your search engine rankings and internet visibility.

This includes submission of both some paid and free directories. Which ones are important. Those which are relevant and of a high page rank are best.

Two major directories, the Yahoo Directory (paid and costing $299 a year) and the Open Directory Project ( both require manual submission and human editorial review.

Editorial review and request for reciprocal links is becoming a bit of a nightmare. Almost certainly (whether manual submission or robotic submission) a proportion of the submissions will be rejected.

Search engine optimization (SEO) has started turning submission to directories and articles to its advantage. You could have an excellent website, and you may have the latest e-commerce technology and the best graphic design work. Now comes the tricky part: choosing an SEO firm. There's a long list of SEO firms claiming that they can do submission to directories, link building and article submission, but does a chocolate website really need to build links to an oil merchant directory?

Google has implemented Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) and has already started shunting out link farms, and pointless paid links. For any SEO firm or webmaster, the most worthwhile ways forward are articles and other web contents. Not only does our article submission service ensure that all incoming links to your site are 'relevant,' we also ensure that your precious time and resources are not wasted on futile link building.

Our submission services ensure that each manual directory, we submit to is relevant to your site; each directory is chosen based on pedigree and reliability. Any major search engine that actually catalogues and indexes a directory has to meet certain criteria. Our service ensures that each directory, we submit to has been thoroughly researched and not blacklisted by any search engine. Better still, we offer only one-way linking services so no reciprocal links are required.

Some of the directory submission process is contracted out to the best performing firm at the time.

Vital three rules:


  1. About 100 manual submissions (information to be agreed with client) undertaken by AFS
  2. About 250-1,000 submission by various agencies on a one-off basis and as many as possible manually referred
  3. About 50-100 submissions every 2 wekks or a month by various agencies manually referred