|Part of the
You Can Learn Web Success Techniques series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: April 14, 2007
Are you struggling to increase your page rank? The experts tell you to exchange
links with relevant companies. They tell you to add your website to
directories. But do you notice after taking these steps, that your future page
rank isn't changing? If you check for backlinks, there is no change.
How do you know who to link with? Are you being scammed? I don't know the exact
answer to this question, but I do know that there are some companies that pass
their page rank and show up on your list when you check for websites that link
This article will list the directories that I have found to be good at actually
having Google robots crawl their sites and show up on the list of companies
that link with me. Some of these I have sent money to be included in their list
and others have added me for free without the need to exchange a link with
them. Others have asked for an exchanged link and I have complied with that
I hope to maintain this list and make it grow over the next few months as I get
more information. I realize that it takes some companies longer to post new
listings than others and maybe they don't get crawled by the robots as often as
I have dis-continued the directory listings.
The thing to remember when following this process is to always be patient. On
the web when trying to increase page rank, things don't happen at light speed.
It takes time for publishers to add your listing and then it takes additional
time for the robots to search the site and to add your link to their database.
You are even going to experience situations where one Google server has crawled
a directory, but the other servers haven't crawled the directory with your new
listing. Eventually, they will all be on the same page.
If you have other directories that have been successful for you and you would
like to share them in this list, then please write me at webmaster [at]
youcanlearnseries.com. I will evaluate them with my own submission to their
directory and if they pass my evaluation then I will add them to this list.