FYI: Directories Take Work

Well here’s what I have written on the submit page for Fabarooni:

Submit your web site to just one category (the more accurate according to the content)

Do not capitalize the first letter of every word
Submit top level domain only (*No referral urls or subdomains please)
Websites must be in english
Websites must be developed (Not under construction)
No adult, illegal, gambling or drug related sites please

I’m getting:

Referral links (ummmm A LOT)
Adult/porn links
A mortgage site submitted to every category (including apparel – and DAILY)
Lots of subdomains
Non-english sites
Lots of domains that lead to GoDaddy’s park page
A few sites that have a skeleton site up, but still under construction

This is nuts. So FYI: managing directories isn’t so easy. For every one good submission you get, there are 20 that waste your time. It’s really going to take awhile to build up some good, quality links.

I think I’m going to have to start banning IPs unfortunately, seems to be the same crew that *just don’t understand* the submission instructions.

PS: Feel free to submit your link – I’m happy to link to most anything that fits with the above!

Fabarooni Directory


I've been trying to find my way online for more years than I care to admit.