If you are a graphic designer you know how difficult it can be to rank high in the search engines, especially with so many other design companies competing for the same spots.
One way towards better rankings is by getting your design website linked on as many relative websites as possible. The following graphic design directories will help in your mission. No, they won’t make your site skyrocket in Google, but they should help a bit with your SEO.
DesignFirms: The DesignFirms graphic design directory has been around for awhile and is one of the better one’s I’ve seen. It allows you to create a listing, add designs from your portfolio, list your services, enter into design contests, and even bid on design projects.
Core77: This design directory is intended for design firms or freelancers. It’s required that you have a website to make a submission. Just go to the “submit site” link to add your website. The initial submission process if quick. You have to wait a day or two for a followup. I’m not sure about the followup process after that since I just submitted my site to this directory a few minutes ago.
Top Design Firms: It’s been awhile since I listed my design site to this directory but I just checked and this “DesignBuddy” site still shows up under the Tennessee graphic designer section. Submit your site to the graphic design directory here.
Dexigner: Simply go to their directory page, submit your design business, fill in a bit of info and your done. Simple and quick.
DirectoryWorld: This is another site that requires a link displayed on your website in return for them linking to yours. Here is my link back to them: Directory World.
There are more directories you can submit your site to. Just do a search for “graphic design + directories + free” in Google. The purpose of this post is to introduce website submission directories to those unfamiliar, and a little insight into their submission process.
There were some other directories that I wanted to add to the list above. They required a trade in links though, and for some reason the directory site’s reciprocal link code wasn’t working properly? If anyone knows of some other good design related directories, please share in the comment form below.