Many people are not aware of how directory submissions can benefit their websites. On the Internet, everything is about links. Without links, you can’t really drive traffic. And without traffic, your online business is not going to succeed. You can’t generate leads, and you definitely can’t make sales. Therefore, you absolutely need to learn how to drive traffic to your website.

But all that doesn’t happen if you don’t understand how SEO works. If you don’t understand how SEO works, you can’t execute an SEO campaign. It would be like flying blind in the dark.

SEO isn’t difficult to understand. But you do need to be patient to get your sites to rank well. In general, SEO consists of two main components – On site SEO, and off site SEO.

On site SEO are tweaks that you can do to your own website to make it more SEO friendly. For example, you should include your keywords in the title tag, use META descriptions, and so on. You have full control over your own website, so it’s easy to execute this part of SEO. It’s the second part of SEO that gets trickier.

Off site SEO is more difficult to implement and it involves building back links to your website. There is only one thing you really need to know – and that’s building links with your target keywords in the anchor texts. Anchor texts are words that you put in between the HTML link tags. For example, you link should read “SEO Web Directory” instead of “Click here”. You are not trying to rank for “Click here”. You are trying to rank for “SEO web directory”. So be sure to do it right.

What this means to the search engines is that an external page has “voted” for you. The more back links you get, the higher your site will rank in the search engines.

A quick way to build back links really quickly is to submit links to web directories. There are literally thousands of web directories on the Internet. To submit a link, go to the most relevant category that you can find on the web directory. Then click on “Add URL” or “Suggest URL”. You will then be able to add your link.

Once the directories approve the links, your website will show up in the web directories, with your target keywords in the anchor texts. The search engines will find these links, and respond accordingly. Soon, you will get higher rankings in the search engines. Enjoy the traffic!

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