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How Do Web Design Directories Help You

Submitted on Fri, Jan 23rd, 2009 3:03 am

Anyone who has a website wants to make it a success. And to make it successful, web designers and owners work to get more links and acquire more leads. One of the determining factors in the success of a website is how accessible it is to its niche audience. And web design directories assure you of the same.

Web design directories are hubs where web designers can come together and showcase their work at one particular website. Web design directories enjoy an audience base of people who are searching for website design services and thus ensure a steady supply of potential clients to all the member web designers.

Categories in Web Design Directories

Web design directories can have different categories based on geographical locations, web design specializations and so on. This classification makes it possible to narrow down the searches and reach the exact target market. For example if someone wants to find a web design company that specializes in a certain segment, it can easily be found in the particular category. This offers a great advantage over general business directories! There are a number of web design directories on the web that allow you to post your link for free.

How to Find Web Design Directories?

Finding web design directories on the web is as easy as searching for anything else. All you need to do is enter a search term web design directory in the Google search box and you will get a good number of listings. Go through them and search out the ones that best suits your website and what you think will help your website get more hits. Also check the PageRank of the directories. The ones with high page-ranks will also help boost your search engine rankings. You can also run the search on other search engines as well.

How to Get Listed on Web Design Directories?

Getting listed on web design directories is as simple as can be. However, one major concern is many of these directories ask for a reciprocal link. While it is not bad at all considering the amount of traffic that can come your way by the association. But the main problem comes for the website design.

Reciprocal linking often involves displaying a banner, icon or slogan of the concerned website that disrupts the visual appeal of the website design. While it is best to get listed in directories that do not have any reciprocal demands, you can also deal with it otherwise too.

Place a text file on your website that contains a title and description of the directory you are linking to instead placing its image. This will suffice the reciprocal linking demands of most of the directories. You can create a link on your contact page of your website titled Affiliates so that visitors have to pass through your website before they can access the reciprocal links page.

How to Submit Your Website to Web Design Directories?

Before you start submitting your website to online web design directories, there are some things that you should consider.

1. List the website title, URL, description, keywords and contact information in the word processing program. This would make it easy for you to enter information into online forms.

2. Apart from the regular description, also have a truncated version of the same ready with you in case some directories do not accept lengthy ones.

3. Submit your own domain name link like www.website.com rather than www.webhost.com/website. Not only is it unprofessional, directories might also reject the link altogether.

4. Some submissions take time. While some list your link immediately, others can take a couple of months for the moderator to approve of the website.

About the Author

Maneet Puri
LeXolution IT Services P. Ltd.
Maneet Puri heads LeXolution IT Services (LIT), a renowned web development company in India. He is an expert of web solutions which includes web design & development, website maintenance, internet promotion, website redesign services. Besides, he has also successfully added KPO to his company. He has efficiently handled many off-shore projects related to web design, web development for his overseas clients.

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