Directory submitters are usually automated software that submit website URL's to the hundreds of directory sites on the web. Directory submissions can also be done manually but it is a time consuming and tedious process. With automated directory submitters on the other hand the task of website submissions becomes fast and easy.
You can submit to dozens of websites in minutes. Most directory submitters submit your website to hundreds of websites. So, you are guaranteed to get at least a few dozen backlinks if not hundreds. Even if you do not see the results immediately over time you will get a lot of one-way links that point back to your site. This in turn will give a boost to your website's rank in the search engines.
So, ensure that details you submit are correct and point to the right web page on your website. Automated website directory submissions are a very popular and easy way to get quality, one way links to your website. Good quality links from high PR, themed directories are highly valued by the search engines. If your website gets a lot of these high value, one way links your site will be typically ranked near the top.
Of course there are lot of other factors also considered by the search engines like quality of content and other on page factors. There are dozens of directory submitters available online today. Prices vary from free to a few hundred dollars. The higher priced products typically have more directories and features like multiple options for descriptions, titles, keywords - that are submitted in rotation so that the search engines don't penalize you for getting too many 'similar' links too fast. By varying these options you will not be penalized by the search engines according to the makers of these automated directory submitters.
Explore the features and set off the benefits against the price and buy a product that best meets your needs or just go with the free version. The directory submitter that submits to the most number of directories should be your top choice, as you want maximum number of backlinks. But some software may claim to submit to only those directories, which have page rank and still others to only quality directories.
PageRank and search engine ranking keep changing with search engines algorithms. Directory submissions by humans will cost you the most. As hand submissions can take hours of tedious work you will be exchanging time for money. There are many arguments for and against 'automated submissions vs hand submissions'.
Those who are in favor hand directory submitters argue that humans are better at judging the directory category, editing descriptions, placing the right keywords better than automated software. The task is not an enjoyable task and not many humans will relish doing this. So, you pay more to get good quality service.
An automated software on the other hand will do exactly what it is programmed to do and biggest advantage is of course the speed. You can submit to dozens of websites in a few minutes with an automated software and get link backs equally fast. A human on the other hand may take several hours to do the same task. In the end it all boils down to how much you are willing to pay to get backlinks. A healthy combination of human and automated directory submitter may be the answer to get top quality one way links to your website.
Written by: Tom Dahne Website: http://www.linkdirectory.com and http://www.directorysubmitter.com Tom Dahne are the owners of the very popular directory called Link Directory which is 100% SEO friendly and Human edited, and it accepts free and paid submissions for any quality website so feel free to submit your website today for inclusion.