Web Directories – an easy way to improve your website’s visibility

Web Directories – an easy way to improve your website’s visibility

posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011

We’ve discussed the importance of getting links in to your website in an earlier article. In a nutshell, links in to your website help you get found in Google and other search engines because the more links in to your website, the more important it appears to be to the search engines.

A great starting place for getting links to your website is by listing it in the many free online web directories. In addition to improving your visibility in Google, a side benefit is that you may also get traffic from the directories themselves because some of the directories have good visibility for certain keywords. You can find web directories by searching for them in Google. Instead of taking a shotgun approach and listing in every directory you come across, it is better to take a more targeted approach and find directories that are related to your business and/or geographical region. For New Zealand businesses, you should try to get a listing in all the major NZ directories. To help get you started, below is a list of the leading web directories in the New Zealand market:

New Zealand Web Directories

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2 Reviews of “Web Directories – an easy way to improve your website’s visibility”

  1. Benedikt says:

    Hi there, thank you for the great list. I can only agree with the usefulness of directories for Link building purposes and generation of traffic. I was wondering if you are interested in reviewing the Yalwa Business Directory for New Zealand? The URL is http://www.yalwa.co.nz/
    Listings are SEO friendly and support links and html formatting. It does not require any backlinks and it is also absolutely free to use.
    Many thanks!

  2. Lilibeth says:

    When I was a young and broke uni student, I used to put together lists of directories and submit busineses website for them. Yalwa was one of my favourite websites to demonstrate on.

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