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What I should do first?
Between optimize and submit to directories

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Msg#: 2271 posted 4:14 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dear all
I am confusing between optimize and submit URL to directories which one should be done for the first step?

Could anyone tell me about it?

Thank you in advance.



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Msg#: 2271 posted 7:53 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Optimisation is not required for submitting your site to a directory because it will be reviewed by a human not a spider

The name of your site is what should be in the title, a good description and normally about 10 keywords.

What is good pratice is to make a text file with all your site details including your name and email address to save typing the details each time you make a submission


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Msg#: 2271 posted 5:12 pm on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

While I agree that optimization of your site is not necessary, it does need to be up and working to be considered at most human-edited directories.

On the other hand, optimization of your submission to the directory is a must. ;)

It doesn't hurt to use a spell-checker on your description and keywords before submitting and to make sure that the URL you've entered is correct so it doesn't give a DNS or 404 error (you wouldn't believe how many typos people make when submitting their own URLs).

I always have someone else read over descriptions I have written for my own sites just to make sure that there are no grammatical errors and that the description is clear.

Good luck! :)


Msg#: 2271 posted 4:35 pm on Nov 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

It depends. If your site is actually ready for the promotion stage, then a press release is the first step.

Although optimisation is important, it's not the be all and end all that some make out. The people that want you to believe it is, are the ones selling SEO services for 2K a time.

Press releases are the most important first step. You need that kick start of huge interest - and no amount of SEO coding can match that level of traffic. No way!


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Msg#: 2271 posted 4:40 am on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dear all

First of all, Thank you for all your help an dmany excellent suggestions.

Now I came out to know that when I submit to Directories ( especially to directories of Major search engines) I should do it in proper process especially about the spelling.

By the way, as we konw that there other kind of submition to Major Search Engines. That is submit only URL. This process I do not have to wirte description just submit only URL.

What are the differents between submit only URL( AUTO SUBMIT) and submit to Directory? AND when should I submit?

Thank you in advance

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