We all know the importance of backlinks for a website in order to get well positioning in major Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. But its fact that Search engines are only looking for links that are relevant to your websites.
Web directories have always been a tested method for building inbound links to websites and it's the best & easiest source to get more one way links for the website which always takes a lot of time and effort.
There are thousands of directories out there. Fortunately, others have already compiled lists of directories for you so that all you need to do is search out these sites and sort their lists by high page rank and the niche directories related to your website. Web directories have a lot of categories and subcategories.
So you have to finding the most relevant category for listing your website in directory. If you have a problem to finding better location than you can use the search feature in the web directory.
For example, if your website sells tiles, you should enter the keyword “tiles” in the search box. After you hit enter, you will see a list of tiles websites under some category. The path to the category where the site is listed is shown nearby. You can click on the path to go to the category.
But if there is a chance of more than one relevant category for your website in a different part of the web directory. In this situation, you must have to choose most relevant category for your website.
Furthermore, keep in mind that the category which you choose should not be too crowded. If it is too many links, you can find an alternative category that has less listing. Web page that has too many outgoing links are referred as link farm and this type of link farm related page have not any SEO value.
It is very useful to getting links from associations and government bodies in your industry and also try to be linked to related websites in your industry so that your
website can puts in the right neighborhood and your website gets associated with the industry.
There is a chance of rejection of you're listing if you choose the wrong category for directory submission. So it's very important to take the time to go through the categories and subcategories list of web directory and choose the most relevant category for your website.