What do you think of
submitting to directories?

Question - What do you think of directories? There are some great posts in the Solo Build It forums on this and I have submitted to some free directories with high PageRank's to start building incoming links. Have you ever paid to be listed in a directory? Do you think any of those are worth it?

Answer - I haven't had much time to worry about directories and I certainly have never paid for inclusion in one - not worth it for me.

However it is probably worthwhile for you to submit to a couple of Directories related to your niche if there are any to give you some good quality incoming links

I prefer submitting articles (actually I have Article Marketer do it for me now) to article directories and exchanging links - articles especially give you a lot of leverage, just as much as Directories for PR purposes and even more for linking purposes because if you write a great article it will get the article site's PR and also be posted all over the web and not just on one site, giving you multiple incoming links.

When you submit an article, make sure you write it like Jimmy Brown says in his List and Traffic Video Lesson 2 and then create a resource box like he shows you to drive people to an opt in page rather than just to your site.

That way you'll have multiple chances to sell them something by getting them onto a list instead of just having a one time visit. This gives your articles much more leverage...

Here's a couple of examples of my resource boxes -

Rocky Tapscott is the author a free 7 Part Mini Course How To Build The Perfect Home Based Business Around Your Favorite Hobby, Pastime, Sport Or Skill which uses 6 real life case studies to show how others have used a proven system to build profitable businesses around their favorite hobby.

Drop by https://www.hobbyandlifestyle.com/ecourse.html to grab your free copy.

...and...

Rocky Tapscott is the author of a free Dog Training Handbook that helps you to get the most out of your relationship with your canine companion.
Drop by https://www.hobbyandlifestyle.com/dog-ownership.html for a free copy.

Follow this format and you can't go far wrong.

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