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Category Submission dilemma

Submit 10 level deep with no other links or submit 3 level deep



1:28 pm on Jun 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For my client i need to submit his site at a leading directory.

But i am faced with this dilemma

I can submit it at 3 level deep or 10 level deep

1. For 3 level deep the pros are
Nice PR (pagerank)
Lots of relevant links from other users hence rich content

Cons are
Too many links means less probability of someone visiting my client's site.

2. For 10 level deep the pros are
Pros are
No links other than mine hence good click probability

Cons are
No page rank or content

Which this situation what do you think should be the best way to submit. Any other pros or cons that anyone can find here ?

thanks for reading


7:44 pm on Jun 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

If the directory is credible, you should not take PR questions into account, but submit to the best catgegory topicwise. If you don't, the editors either move the submission (takes more time to be processed) or simply delete it due to being misplaced.

If - by chance - you are talking about the open directory, and the above catebgories are topical and regional sorting, submit to both.


2:50 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I get a lot of submissions that go to the wrong category. Probably 50% of the small number that I eventually approve will be moved to another category I feel is more appropriate.

So my advice is, make a reasonable effort to submit to a relevant category. But don't sweat it, because directories are organised as the editors see fit.

If you submit to a higher level as an attempt to gain more traffic, you will only succeed in slightly ticking off the editor, who will consider you too lazy to make a proper submission. And if you can't be bothered to follow the rules, will the editor be inclined to take the time to fix it for you?


6:44 pm on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks windharp,
But do directories allow submission to 2 categories ?


4:25 am on Jul 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Depends on their guidelines. I can only speak for the ODP, where multiple submissions are only encouraged under special circumstances, such as:

1) Topical/Regional branch - because we do list sites sorted by both criteria (of course only if the site is relevant to a topical category and to a regional one. For example an ice-cream factory can be liosted by the topic ice-cream and, due to being a real world brick and mortar factory, has regional importance as well).

2) multilanguage sites (not babelfish copies of course, sites really targeted to the audience in that language) can be listed in all available languages.

Which, for the multilanguage site of a big ice-cream factory could result in lots of listings. And of course you can suggest your site to all places it could be listed in.

Not encouraged are submissions to multiple topical categories. The decision to list a site in several of them (because it seems important to several of them) is solely made by editors upon importance. No idea how other directories handle that, but I am farely sure that none will label you a spammer for 2 suggestions.


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