I have read much debate over which directories and what types of directories are worth submitting your website URL to. I have to admit that I often disagreee with the views espoused in many of these discussions.
Today I want to speak up in favor of that rare bird, the deep link directory. A deep-link directory is one that allows links directly into pages of interest within your website. Very few directories allow this; most insist on submitting your home page and your home page only. This cripples people from posting links to the pages of most interest, which are often inside the website, or from linking to various topics within a website with a broader coverage.
From an SEO perspective, you don’t want all your inbound links pointing to your home page…unless, of course, you are trying to send a message to the search engines, such as, “Look how shallow my website is. See? Nothing there worth linking to but the home page. There’s nothing inside that anybody would want to link to, no siree. Don’t even bothering indexing all those useless pages.”
So when I got involved in creating directories, they all offered a link to the home page URL plus up to three deep links. Here are links to four free deep link directories where you can submit your website:
Since options are limited for free-submit deep link directories, here are four of my favorite paid deep link directories. None of these have recurring fees, and they are all reasonably priced.
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