Praveen Kumar, a Post Grad in Internet Technologies, has been designing websites from 2000 and own close to 20 odd websites. Currently, he is working as the Web Marketing Manager for Broadspire India.
The directories owned by Praveen are:
Link Cabin: www.linkcabin.com
BIG Directory: www.thebigdirectory.org
Submit URL: www.submiturlhere.com
King of URL: www.kingofurl.com
Webmasters Cavern: www.webmasters-cavern.com/dir/
URL Shack: www.urlshack.com
Best Sports Directory: www.bestsportsdirectory.com
Here is what Praveen had to say, when Submit2Please.com cought up with him.
What sets you apart from other directories?
Unique Design (All my directories have their own unique templates), Good popularity and listed with many of the top SEO directory lists.
How do you evaluate a site? Can you please share some of the factors which people should bear in mind so that there site is not rejected by you?
There are a lot of various different factors.
â€¢ Amount of Ads â€“ if the page(s) have way too much ads, then itâ€™s a straight forward reject.
â€¢ Affiliate Links â€“ there are many websites who mask their affiliate links in checkout buttons etc..
I always check atleast 2-4 pages in any given website. All things said, each Directory owner has his/her own evaluation method.
Can people submit their website to your directory for free? How long will your directory remain free?
Yes, they can. Apart from linkcabin.com and thebigdirectory.org the other directories are free.
How long they will remain free? Well I always believe that good things are free. So they will remain free for the foreseeable future.
What if after inclusion in your directory, a site changes radically? Is there some kind of detection process in place to prevent deception?
At this moment there is no detection process simply because of the volume of submissions each day. All my directories use the Popular PHPLD script and I am sure David and his team will come up with something.
In the recent PageRank update by Google, some of your directories were one of those few sites whose PageRank rose in their PR! As per you, what are the possible reasons for this big leap?
Number of incoming links and constant promotion of them!!
What do you think is more effective Niche directories or general directories?
It depends on the person starting a directory. As I said in a discussion thread in DP, there are many food outlets which basically do the same thing i.e. serve food. What you do to your directory to set it apart from others matters most.
A General directory gets submissions and also some amount of paid listings faster.
A niche directory needs time, patience and if you have these two, you can be successful. But I must stress patience is the key.
Many of our visitors are concerned about their Google Rankings. Do back links from Search Engine Friendly Directories act as a valuable thing in this regard?
Yes they do!
If you had to spend money on Paid Directories, which directories will be your first choice?
To name a few
Why do some directories have free submission and others have a fee?
It depends on the Directory Owner and their plans with the directory
Many of our visitors believe that submitting to PR 0 directories would impact their PageRank adversely? Should anyone submit to a directory which is PR 0?
What is PR0 can be PR8-9 tomorrow. So yes, submit it. Keep your long term goals in mind.
Do you have any specific message for our visitors?
Never Spam any of the directories. Always follow the submission guidelines of each Directory. Submit to the most relevant category and only Once.
And Good luck with your websites.
Get the facts & figures about Praveen’s Directories in our “Directory Review” section!