Thursday, September 18, 2008

Open Directory

Open Directory

Having your website listed with Open Directory is essential. It provides results to

Google, AOL, Lycos and Netscape Search. Open Directory doesn’t have a paid

submission service. Commercial as well as non-commercial websites can be submitted to

Open Directory absolutely free of cost. This, however, has its drawbacks.

There is no guarantee if and when your website will be approved for submission. Having

mentioned that, Open Directory does generate high traffic for your website, once

approved. Thus, submission to this directory is worth the uncertainty involved.

Submission can be done by using the “Add URL” link at the top of each of the categories.

Generally, if your website is accepted, it would appear within the directory in about three

weeks’ time. If rejected, there is no limit to how many times you can resubmit your


These are three most important Directories on the World Wide Web. Getting your site

listed on each of these is a must as it can lead to a significantly large audience for your