No matter what your product or service I guarantee there are niche-specific directories or mini search engines created especially to advertise your product or service.
These sites can be an excellent source of long term traffic.
Let us say for example you sell flowers. Go to any search engine and type in “Flower directories” or “Flower site directories” I guarantee you will find many sites to list in. But focus on the ones on the first page of the search results. Why? Because whatever search engine you just searched in rates them, so aligning your site with them will not do you any harm,
Many of these sites will offer a free listing but require a link back on your main page. This is basically a reciprocal link and not ideal it can damage your position in search engines.
Others may charge a small fee for you to list (this way you do not have to give them a link on your site) or they may offer featured listings. If these are within your budget give them a try. Remember you found them at the top of a search engine so they WILL have visitors who are looking for your product or service. You can capitalise on that without worrying constantly about getting your own site to the top of the search engines.
Check your AW stats from your hosting control panel each month and see which sites send you the most visitors. If one of them doesn’t then do not pay any more for a listing. If you wish we can add a plugin to your WordPress site that will allow you to give each site a specific link to your site and will show you how many times that link has been clicked right there in your WordPress admin area. Just pop in a support ticket to have that installed.
All our super-fast web hosting accounts come with full traffic stats.
Niche directories/search engines are well worth listing in. Just find the correct sites for your product or service.