Category: Directory Management

April 25, 2007 / / Directory Management

I’ve just taken a novel step and am trying out two directory submission services. They’ve both taken a while to get started and yesterday I received a flood of submission notifications. Yay!

Buried within them though were some requiring a second step – click this link to confirm your submission.

June 29, 2006 / / Directory Management

I was doing a reorganisation of RealState’s Ontario category and wanted to manually check one of the sites and found I was “forbidden”

Forbidden
You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

While the rest of us are using Akismet, content filters and the like this site’s webmaster had taken a bolder approach to knocking dead the spammers…

December 7, 2005 / / Directory Management
September 21, 2005 / / Directory Management

Redirects are where a link to a site looks like http://www.mysite.com/go/143/ or http://www.mysite.com/goto.php?site=143

These are great for the directory owner because they can track the popularity of a link and capture other statistics. They are, however, almost worthless for the site owner.

September 21, 2005 / / Directory Management

Every day there are new directories being created and keeping up with them can be quite a trial. If you have a series of sites that you submit then adding them manually can be a bit of a struggle.

Solution: have a generic descriptor file for sites to identify the main sections of the site that might be submitted to a directory.

September 16, 2005 / / Directory Management
August 20, 2005 / / Directory Management
April 10, 2005 / / Directory Management

The Problem

I visit a site looking for a link exchange and I look at the other links they have and wonder if I can exchange links with those ones too. I visit them and then find that they’re already listed. But I have 127 categories so I have to use the internal search tool and it adds significantly to the time spent building up my links.