You must be aware of the significance of directory submission in SEO. It is one of the best methods to bring high quantity targeted userís traffic and increase the number of backlinks to the website. There are two types of directory submission services available: automatic directory submission and manual directory submission.
Automated Directory Submission
Automated directory submission technique employs utilization of some kind of scripts that visits multiple directories one after another, and submits the article with website URL to the relevant categories. Although it is a quite effortless and fast process for directory submission, but these days almost all article submission directories employ security measures like captcha to prevent these scripts from filling their database. Apart from that, the articles submitted by automated directory submission scripts also possess a high risk of being rejected by the directories.
Manual Directory Submission
In contrast to automated directory submission, manual directory submission is the preferred and safe method. This case employs submission of articles manually by hand one after another, by either the webmaster, or some other specialized person. Here, the submitter also manually chooses the relevant keywords, description and tags for the content.
You might wonder that if the automated directory submission is a faster method, then why the directories prevent it? Actually, this automated method is usually employed for the purpose of black hat SEO, which obviously is not a good practice. Although with automated scripts you will be able to grab lots of backlinks in no time, but they will not do anything good for you. Instead, it will generate the risk of your site being penalized by the search engine.
In contrast to that, the manual directory submission is having lots of advantages besides improving the chance of getting your article accepted by the directory. These advantages are as follows:
- With manual submission, you can ensure that you are submitting the article to the relevant category.
- You will be able to grab quality backlinks as the tags will be attached manually by the hand according to the appropriateness.
- With this method you will be having the ability to select the most appropriate directories, and skip the directories that is not having the relevant category for you.