FAQ – Frequently Ask Questions
What the directories are useful for?
Because the directories are compiled by humans and for humans (unlike the search engine listings which are compiled by robots for humans), the relevancy of directory results is very high. Search engines know that – almost any search engine spider starts its regular crawl at a directory. If you are listed there, the search engines will find you during their next crawl, even without your submission.
Additionally, directories themselves have high Page Rank values (as a rule). When you are listed in a directory, the directory is linking to your site. This link is considered high-quality and is very good for your overall link popularity, which is an influential factor when it comes to ranking. For the search engines that are able to analyze the context of your link (such as Google), your directory listing will be important because your link is supplemented by a relevant description.
So why should you even consider submitting your site to SmallBizPages Directory?
There are a few answers to this question:
To get your website indexed
Search engines like Google and Yahoo send out crawlers (spiders) to search the web for new sites that come up everyday. If you have a new site and you want search engines to know of its existence, then there couldn’t be an easier and better way to let a search engine know than having it find your site through links in various directories.
One way links -> Improvement in Search Engine Rankings
Most directories provide one way links, which is beneficial from the SEO aspect of your site. Search engines give importance to the number of inbound links to your site when ranking it for a given position during search and one way links are thought to be valued more than reciprocal links (links exchanged with other sites). Thus, directory links can help give a boost to your SEO efforts.
Targeting specific keywords / phrases
Most directories allow you to provide a link with keywords describing your site. It’s not easy getting links to your site with the keywords you want and directories serve as the easiest medium for getting such links. Getting links with targeted keywords / phrases can have search engines favoring your site over others when ranking for the given terms.
How do I submit a Listing?
To submit a listing in the Directory just click on Submit Listing in the menu, this will take you directly to a page where you can add your details, select your categories and create a Login and Password.
Can I make changes to my Listing?
Yes you can make changes to your listing at any time.
How do I make changes to my Listing?
You need to login in using the Login and Password you created when you first submitted your listing to the directory. Then you can alter any details you wish.
I have lost my login/password how can I find it again?
Click http://www.smallbizpages.co.uk/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword and type in your username or password
My Listing has been rejected – why?You may have entered a website or email link or text in your description or company name, or your email address may have been rejected by the system as invalid. Please remember that only paid listings can contain website links and all paid listings include a spam protected email facility.
Do you pass on my details to anybody else?
We do not sell, lease, lend or release any details to any other person or company about the businesses or therapists listed in our directory.
Why doesn’t my website link work?
Your website link needs to be in the following format to work correctly – http://www.yoursite.com if you enter a link without the http:// it simply will not connect to your website.
How do I use the Search Facility?
To find a Business Type enter the type of business you are searching for,
e.g. If you enter farm food into the box and click on the Search button the search engine will find listings such as farm shops, farmers markets etc., if you already know the name of the business you are looking for simple enter this into the search box instead e.g. Oakdene Farm will find the listing for only that business.
The Product search box will search for products which have been uploaded to the Business and Professional listings which have this additional facility.
The Image search box looks for Gallery images in the Professional listings.
Can you add a new category for me?
Yes, click Contact US and let us know your suggestions.
I am trying to submit a listing but do not have a login or password
You create you user login and password yourself when you submit a listing, please keep these details safe as you will need them when you wish to make changes to your listing, the database automatically encrypts your login details for your security and we can not therefore retrieve them for you.