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.
There would need to be some flexibility. In the old days I would submit a subdirectory on a subdomain rather than the root of this subdomain, and the full domain as well.
And the classification system would need to be set up by some controlling body but I’d be happy to use the DMOZ structure, or some Dewey system – and then it’s up to the directory owner to interpret that.
I’d envisage having one xml file detailing all of my sites and their main sections.
There could be simple rules, only 1 priority 1 entry for each domain and the information relating to them. It might even contain an email for each site as they may differ.
Putting it to use
When a new directory starts up they can have their normal submit a link section but also have a submit your directory xml file and it will then process that information and submit the sites. It may output the contents for confirmation and to give the opportunity to upgrade to paid submission etc but it would save the dedicated webmaster sooooo much time.
Anyone want to run with this?