Automated VS Manual Directory Submission

Why Choose Directory Submission?

The main purpose of a site is to attract visitors, if there are no visitors it would pretty much be a failure. In order to promote your site, you will have to do many things, which will have it on the first or second page of browsers, ensuring it is visited. There are many techniques you can use, one of which is directory submission. You will need to create links, which can only be created when you submit title descriptions, content, anchor texts and keywords on your site to quality web directories.


Two methods for Direct Submission

Directory submission can be done in two different ways, which are manually and automatically. Both processes have advantages and disadvantages:



This process refers to the different software’s you can submit your site, via web. The automated submission system is good because it saves a lot of time. The manual system can take many hours, whereas the automated system requires minutes or maybe a few hours. However, the disadvantages are that this system doesn’t always stick to all the guidelines and norms to the web directories. Also, because it is automated, this means you cannot select the correct category for submission, as the software chooses everything. You have more chance of facing ban and/or rejection, as spelling, grammar and syntax errors may be present that cannot be acknowledged by the system.


Manual Submission

In this system, you visit the directories one by one and choose the most relevant categories and submit the site. The advantages of this are you can easily find the coordinating category to post your site to. Another advantage is you can always edit the article after it has been posted. Thirdly, there is more chance of directories accepting your article. Fourthly, the submitter searches for the best directories and doesn’t just submit the site to any batch. Fifthly, directories favor manual submission more than automated. Sixthly, if any changes are made, the change will be seen instantly and necessarily respond. However, the disadvantages are that it is time-consuming and takes a lot of work to be accomplished.

Manual is preferred to automated, but at the end of the day, you need to decide what works best for you.