1. You list some of the benefits yours offers, but I don`t really see where you are offering things that other directories aren`t .... and if what you offer is exclusive or not being done elsewhere, tell me that upfront .... without going and checking dozens of other directories, how do I know that your site gives me additional exposure or unique features that will be a benefit?
2. Many sites I have done have been listed in directories for years .... and in the end, almost no traffic has come from general directories; niche directories are useful to a point, but still aren`t massive traffic generators. So, with my past experience, I would think to myself, "Why bother?" If you can show me stats of the outbound traffic you are generating for current listings so that I can see what you have done for others, I might be more willing to submit.
3. Visitors go to your page because its a directory; they are looking for something. So, above the fold, they see a menu, a bookmark, news, a blank ad area, and 3 blue-topped boxes. They have to nearly go halfway down the page before they even get to the directory listings. Then its filled in with referrers and ads. To me, it seems like what I really want is lost in the middle somewhere; the heart of your site isn`t prominent to me.
As a possible submitter, I`d simply want more information on the benefits. And as a user, I`d simply be lost.
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