I’ve been taking a look at a major revamp of this site, a nice new template first to bring the look into the 20th century, as I’ll be the first to admit that it needs it, then to start adding lots of new information.
As part of the process I somehow found there are a few sites out there which send people over here, rarely to be fair, but the occasional person every now and then, so if you are reading this, thanks, it’s very much appreciated! The thing I don’t understand is quite why some of them would do this, a good example being a business directory specific to Wiltshire, OK I do live here, but I don’t remember mentioning it anywhere on the site and why would they have found and added me for free anyway?
I’m a bit confused as to quite how I got there though, I certainly didn’t add my details, and I’d be very surprised if anyone else did it on my behalf. Once I started looking into it I did find cases where people set up a brand new business directory and add listings them-self, just to get it started and I guess, so it doesn’t have lots of empty pages when people land on it. But to be fair, there are much bigger, more popular websites out there than this one and they are very much Wiltshire based too, things like Swindon Outlet Centre or the Stonehenge visitors centre, not to mention the tourist sites like visit wiltshire which are big and well used, so why add me?
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind at all of someone wants to add me to their listings and I do appreciate the additional site visitors. The site I’m talking about is the Wiltshire Local Directory which looks like quite a good one too. So this leaves me wondering if I should add my site to other directories, not necessarily in the local area but just general ones who do list all sorts of other sites, if every one I do adds a couple of new visitors every month and I continue to do it for the next few years that would accumulate to quite a lot of extra visitors.
I shall go away and do some research about what’s a good and bad one first though as I’d been told that adding to them is a bit of an old fashioned way to do things, but who cares, if it brings in more visitors it can only be a good thing.