Thursday, November 23, 2006

Submit to Free Directory, Download Site and Search Engines - Thousands of them

KnowboForm database has thousands of directories, software download sites, and search engines to submit your site to. 90% of those accept free site submission. Below is some statistics of collected sites in KnowboForm as of today.

Directory - General........2500+
Directory - Regional........200+
Directory - Commerce........100+
Directory - Miscellaneous...100+
Directory - Travel...........50+
Directory - Portal...........50+
Directory - Webmasters.......50+
Directory - Shopping.........50+
Directory - Leisure..........20+
Directory - Internet.........20+
Directory - Media............10+
Directory - Blog.............10+
Directory - SEO..............10+

Download Site - Software....600+
Download Site - Shareware...200+
Download Site - Freeware.....50+
Download Site - Freebie......40+

Search Engines..............140+


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Fact about Site Submission: How KnowboForm can help you

Why Site Submission

Directory submission as well as search engine submission should be your first avenue of site promotion after publishing your web pages. Google, Yahoo, MSN, Lycos, and all of the search engines that send out “spiders” or “robots” (programs) to index your site give you a more prominent placement if you are linked to from directories.

KnowboForm's built-in database contains thousands of directories and hundreds of search engines. We have spent countless hours to review those sites and actually submitted to those sites manually and semi-automatically. We did so, to gather information and behaviors of those sites; evaluate, classify, and compare those sites; to make your site submission tasks as automatic and painless as possible and to save your valuable time.

Submission Technique

By hand submitting to directories, you get listed by directories that are run by real people. The search engines such as Google and Yahoo know that these directories hand approve people, and because of this, the major search engines consider links from directories to be “authority” links.

In one hand, hand-submitting to directories are very laborious and time consuming, on the other hand, directory submission, in particular, can not be always fully automated. Even when the submission can be some-how automated the quality of submission becomes poor and thus the very objective of the submission is not achieved. KnowboForm takes the middle path and that is the semi automatic submission technique. In this way webmasters can maintain a balance between labor-saving and quality. In addition, KnowboForm allows you to manage, control, and keep track of your submissions.

One-way Link

It is possible to develop many high quality non-reciprocal links directed to your site from authority sites such as Search Engine Directories. If they are properly submitted, many times they will have your keywords in the links as well. This makes your “authority” links even more powerful because they are considered “anchor-text” links. (Anchor Text links are links that have the keyword phrases that people would search on in order to find your site right in the hyperlink itself.)

Using KnowboForm you can quickly identify the directories and search engines that allow non-reciprocal listing, free or paid. However, more than 90% of all listings maintained in KnowboForm allows free submission. Why not filter-out those sites that allow free non reciprocal link building.

Review before Submit

The reason why directory submission is so important these days is because many search engines use human edited directories in order to determine the value of the websites they index. This is why it is important for you to carefully review the directory you choose to submit your site to and how to correctly submit it. It is a waste of time and energy to submit your site to directories without first reading the guidelines, as many of them will reject your site if you don't follow directions.

Each and every site contained in the KnowboForm is carefully reviewed for twenty plus important information about a site at just mouse-click away. If you don't have the time to review all the sites before submitting - KnowboForm is your best companion that has already reviewed those sites for you.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Knowboform Submitter (Alpha version) Feature List

As KnowboForm development is in progress, a bunch of useful features are already available that are good enough to manage any site submission projects. Listed below are those features in chronological order of implementation:

12-Sep-06 to 10-Oct-06
  • (Base prototype)
  • Multi-tab browsing allows submitting to multiple sites at a time.
  • Choose background color for fields that are automatically filled up.
  • Create submission profile by selecting fields from a master field list. Reuse same field in multiple profiles.
  • Specify default and profile specific field values.
  • Quick switching between profiles before filling up.
  • One click automatic filling-in.
  • Choose values to be copied into an input field from pull down profile context menu. This feature is helpful when a field is not automatically filled-up or when a field is opted to be filled up manually.
  • Database of carefully selected and reviewed thousands of directories of general and many niche categories, software download sites, and search engines. Every site has numerous attributes capturing many useful information required to effectively promote your sites and manage your submission projects.

  • Ad hoc site sort and filter options. Appropriate filter would limit your selection to necessary subset of sites according to your choice. You can apply filter based on numerous (some twenty plus) site characteristics or parameters such as category, pricing, registration requirement, page rank, time of approval, quality, ease of submission, and so on.
  • Record your submission with a single button click which automatically fill-in some key submission information.

  • Switch profile and copy another profile's field value from the profile context menu.

  • Save user's filter, sort, and other settings as the default. Restore back the options during next login.
  • Quickly lookup domain name embedded in the address bar URL within the site list.
  • Navigate to Submit URL directly if available.
  • Reset filter options before searching a site within all available sites. Apply the filter back after when required.
  • Auto look-up previously selected domain after re-sorting or when a new filter is applied.

  • Manual fill-in: Specify which fields in a particular profile are not to be filled-up automatically.
  • Switching between browser tabs would auto select the related site domain of the page in the selected tab.
  • (Disabled on 02-Nov-06: Site or SubmitURL open in a new tab.)
  • Profile context menu on "Fill" button. This would allow to copy the field value for manual filling.

  • Quickly copy Submit URL and Search URL into the site record.
  • Quickly capture site characteristics by just selecting a few radio buttons.

  • Create submission profile by copying another profile or a template profile.
  • Template profiles are available for directory submission, software PAD file submission, non-PAD software submission, and search engine submission.
  • No deletion is possible for any standard record with [IsFactory] flag set.

  • Compact Database in a single click.

24-Oct-06 to 27-Oct-06
  • Login using user id and password.
  • Create, modify, load and apply preset filters.

  • Google Site Search for a single site.
  • Google Site Search for multiple sites in batch to automatically search for accepted listings on the sites you submitted.

  • Generate, display, and print HTML submission report.

  • Export submission data to TAB delimited text file.
(development continued...)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

KnowboForm Submitter - Alpha version is available

Knowbotron is in the process of developing a semi-automatic directory, software and web form submission utility called KnowboForm Submitter which is currently in its Alpha version. You may download it from the knowbotron site. The Alpha version contains the following features:

1) Semi automatically submit your site to thousands of free, reciprocal and paid directories and search engines.
2) Semi automatically submit your software to thousands of software, freeware, and shareware download sites.
3) Filter-out only the sites of your interest among multitude of directories, download sites, and search engines of general and niche categories based on numerous site characteristics.
4) Manage, search and report on your submissions. The integrated database can keep track of every submission you made.
5) Automatically search the submitted directories or sites to check whether your submissions have been added.
6) Many more interesting features to make your site promotion activities as pleasant as possible.