Boost Your Website Traffic with a Directory Service

Boost Your Website Traffic with a Directory Service

Waiting for iPhone 3g – Jul 18, 2008 – 059
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Note: this photo was published in a Jan 29, 2010 blog titled "15 Ways To Improve Freelance Creativity." It was also published in an Apr 19, 2010 blog titled "How Often Do You Work Outside?" And it was published in a Jul 7, 2010 blog titled "Tips For Using Your Laptop in Warm or Hot Weather." It was also published in an Aug 3, 2010 blog titled " Retomamos el blog… una vez más."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Jan 10, 2011 blog titled " Internet móvil planta cara a las conexiones fijas." It was also published in a Winter 2010 blog (which appeared in mid-Feb 2011) from The Economist titled "Apple-v-Google." And it was published in a Mar 12, 2011 blog titled "New features for iPhone 3G OS 4.0, but update only available for iPhone 3G and 3GS model." It was also published in an Aug 6, 2011 blog titled " 到底誰才是 3G 上網變慢的真正原因?" And it was published in an Aug 23, 2011 blog titled "Фарватеры и мели мобильного софта: что писать, на чём и для кого."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Feb 9, 2012 blog titled "Do people ever buy used laptops in good condition, but without the hard drive?" It was also published in a Jun 29, 2012 blog titled "Marketing Like A Pro with Multivariate Testing for Freelancers." A cropped version of the photo was also published in a Jul 6, 2012 blog titled "UN council rules on Internet use." And the photo was published in a Sep 11, 2012 blog titled "FINDING THE READERSHIP FOR WHICH YOU YEARN." It was also published in a Sep 24, 2012 blog titled "You Against The odds – The Most Important Paraphrasing Hints Available." And it was published in an Oct 11, 2012 blog titled "From 1879 to Today, Nothing has Changed." A cropped version of the photo was also published in a Dec 4, 2012 blog titled "Gadgets endanger family values." The photo was also published in a Dec 25, 2012 blog titled "Be Bold When Trying Out These New Ideas For Article Directory Promotion."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 6, 2013 blog titled "How To Get Your Article Out There For Others To Read." It was also published in a Jan 8, 2013 blog titled "Time-Proven Techniques To Achieving Article Syndication Success." And it was published in a Feb 2, 2013 blog titled "LEARNING THE INS AND OUTS OF GREAT ARTICLE MARKETING." It was also published in a Feb 6, 2013 blog titled "Article Marketing Can Be Quite The Moneymaker With These Tips." And it was published in a Feb 17, 2013 blog titled "Improve Your Writing With These Article Promotion Tips."
A cropped version of the photo was also published in a Mar 14, 2013 blog titled "3 Fundamental Principles to Optimize Typography in Responsive Web Design." And the photo was also published in a Mar 16, 2013 blog titled "Tips for Crowdsourcing Your Responsive Website Design."

Moving into 2014, a cropped version of the photo was published on what appears to be the home page of a Dutch university(?) titled "Cursussen Programmeren."


This young man and woman seemed to be writing a computer program, or perhaps building a website, as they sat in a shady area off to the side of the people waiting in line … I didn’t get close enough to them to see exactly what they were up to …

Silly me: after the iPhone 3g had been out for a full week, I thought I could stroll right into the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue & 59th Street in mid-town Manhattan, and simply buy one without any muss, fuss, bother, or delay.

But when I arrived at 11 AM, I found a line of approximately 150 people waiting outside in the broiling sun, not seeming to move forward at all; it turned out that the Apple store "concierge" folks were letting them in in groups of ten, when the previous ten had been taken care of. When I asked the woman how long she had been waiting, she said, "Four hours" — she had arrived at 7 AM, having already determined that the AT&T stores were sold out throughout New Jersey and Connecticut.

Well, I’m a gadget freak and a Mac fan, but there’s a limit to my passion for such things; four hours was just too much. So instead, I decided to take a bunch of pictures of the people who were in the line. Of course, I have no idea whethere the people queued up in front of Apple stores in other cities (or at other stores here in NYC) are similar to this group … but I’m inclined to think that they are. And if that’s true, then the demographics of this group — in terms of age, gender, nationality, ethnic groups, etc. — is particularly intriguing. I saw only one guy dressed in a corporate uniform of suit and tie; Apple may be trying to break into the "enterprise" market, but that’s not who was standing in line for all those hours in the sun…

Are you looking to increase traffic to your website? Does your online business need more exposure than it’s currently getting? To jump start your business and see your number of online visitors skyrocket, try using an online website directory service.

An online website directory service is a website that features every type of business imaginable. From dog food to florists, all of the business websites are neatly categorized into headings and subheadings.

The category system of organization helps the online website directory to be as user friendly as possible. It offers up a wealth of information in a manner that is easy to understand.

It is important for web surfers to find the information they desire quickly and easily. Website directories are constructed to make a visitor’s experience convenient and hassle free. The pleasant experience a potential customer encounters when using a website directory will directly affect their overall impression of your business.

If you are affiliated with a directory that is well-designed and easy to use, it makes your business look professional. If you are listed on a sub-par site that is cluttered and chaotic, it will make your business look unorganized and give a bad impression to your potential clients.

Often, the best online website directory service is one that listens to the needs of its visitors. For instance, if a web surfer sees that a new category is needed for a certain group of businesses, the website should make it easy for them to submit their suggestions.

After all, their ease of use on the website translates into web traffic for their valued advertisers. Make sure the online directory you choose to list your business with cares about the satisfaction of their visitors.

Many online website directory services also allow their users to rank and review the websites they frequent. If you have a particularly good website, listing it on a directory service is a must. It will earn you the positive feedback that your online content deserves.

Another convenient feature that is offered by a good online website directory service is a search tool. Imagine if a potential client was looking for your website through the directory, but couldn’t remember the exact name of your business. The client could simply go back to the directory and type in as much of your business’ name as could be remembered.

Because there are far fewer competitors listed in an online website directory than in a huge search engine, clients are far more likely to find your website again. In this manner, an online website directory service makes you easier to find online than lots of the competition.

In fact, some directories offer more than a simple, standard search feature. The best directories offer an advanced search option, sometimes called a power search, that allows visitors to search by a person’s name, e-mail address or business category. This is very useful if a potential client can remember your e-mail address, but not your business’ name or phone number.

Often, you can add your business’ website to an online directory service for free. The directory will provide you with a back link to your website at no cost to you, just like registering your domain name for free with the major search engines. So, if there’s no charge, listing your website on a directory is a no-brainer.

This article was written by Jay Gaulard on behalf of , a popular website directory.

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Should You Use a Directory Submission Service?

Should You Use a Directory Submission Service?

Store of J.E. Ismay
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Premises of J. E. Ismay – Grocer, Newtown
Dated: Pre-1900 (see comments below; Ismay’s store was next to the business of Henry Power – House and Land Agent – in Newtown. It was last listed in the Sands Directory at that location in 1899)
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One of the simplest ways to promote your online business is through the use of directory submission. A website directory is not unlike a “yellow pages” for the internet. It organizes sites by their subject matter, and lists them along with a description and a link.

A primary advantage of submitting your site to a directory is the fact that it helps with your rankings in Google and the other major search engines. When a site links to your site, it improves the authority of your site. This makes directory submission one of the best ways to improve your visibility with the search engines.

The downside of this is that it takes a great deal of time to submit your website to directories. While it is true that submitting your site to a single directory doesn’t take very much time at all, it is also true that submitting your site to a single directory does not provide you with a great deal of benefit either.

In order to get the most benefit from directory submissions, you need to submit your site to a large number of directories. This process quickly becomes very tedious. First of all, the process is very repetitive. It is simple, but mentally taxing. You simply have to find a site, fill out a form, find another site, and fill out another form, for what seems like forever.

While this process has the potential for excellent payoff, few people can stick with it long enough to see results. Without having a list of directories to submit to, it can also start to become very difficult to find high quality directories.

For these reasons and more, it is an excellent idea to sign up for a directory submission service such as the one provided by ISellPR. These services will submit your site to the directories for you. This dramatically reduces the time that you must face in order to improve your visibility. This time can then be spent on much more productive work.

When you use a reputable service like ISellPR, they will only submit your site to these directories manually. This is an important distinction. Some services will submit your site in an automated manner. Automated submissions are not verified, meaning that the submission may have been denied. The quality of these submissions is often reduced, and this runs the risk of harming you in the long run.

Another advantage of this type of service is the fact that the links are one-way. This means that you do not need to link back to the directory in order to receive the link. This makes a big difference in the eyes of the search engines. While a “reciprocal” link is not necessarily useless, it has a much lower value than a one-way link.

Be sure to check with any directory submission service to make sure that it offers good customer support and reporting. If you have any trouble with a service, you should be able to get in touch with them to resolve the issue. Furthermore, it is important to have accountability. All submissions should be reported to you so that you can verify their legitimacy. offers directory submission services to aid in your link building efforts. Our directory submit is a manual directory submission and will submit to directories to increase pagerank.

Benefits of Directory Submission Service

Benefits of Directory Submission Service

Chelwood, Pensford, Publow, Somerset – Bristol directory 1871
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Mathews’ Bristol Street Directory 1871

Chelwood, Somerset

Chelwood is a small village and civil parish within the Chew Valley in North Somerset about 8 miles (13 km) from Bristol and Bath. The parish has a population of 148.

The village formed part of two holdings, known as East and West Chelwood. Both sides were originally owned by the Earl of Warwick’s estate, but East Chelwood passed to the Popham family, where it remained into the early 20th century. Chelwood is one of the nine Thankful Villages in Somerset where all the men returned from the First World War; four went and four returned.

Chelwood House was built in the valley of the river Chew in 1681 as a Dower house, and sits in 1.3-acre (5,300 m2) gardens. The property is a Grade II listed building.

Chelwood includes several other Grade II listed buildings: Church Farmhouse, Malt House Farmhouse, Old School House, Park Farmhouse, Wall and railings about 5 metres north-east of Old School House, Withydale and attached house.

St Leonard’s church was nearly all built around 1850, but two corbel-heads of the nave arcade are said to be 13th-century. The font is Norman with tiny volutes at the edges and a top frieze of something like lambrequins. The stained glass has various 16th-century Flemish bits in the south aisle window. The tower contains a bell dating from 1773 and made by Abraham Bilbie of the Bilbie family. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.


Somerset Record Office

List of Baptisms (1603-1908) in St. Leonard, Chelwood, Somerset…

List of Burials (1611-1908) St. Leonard, Chelwood, Somerset…

List of Marriages (1611-1908) St. Leonard, Chelwood, Somerset…

An 1861 Ordnance survey map of Chelwood

The village where time has stood still

EQUALLY distant from both Bristol and Bath – it’s seven or eight miles as the crow flies – lies the small village of Chelwood.

And with only 42 houses and a population of just 153 – statistics which haven’t changed much in 200 years – it really is small.

According to historians, the Domesday Book entry of Cellwert (later Celeworda, Celleweit and Chelworth) means nothing more exciting than "a well watered hill farm".

But the village does get a rare mention in Saxon times, in 925 AD in fact, when Robert le Bok was acquitted of arson in connection with a house belonging to a John de Kylkenny.

Under its Norman lords, the land was divided into East and West Chelwood, with the latter belonging to the king.

The East later passed into the ownership of the Popham family, who had a home at nearby Hunstrete House until the 19th century.

The West, however, became the property of the Earls of Warwick – absentee landlords until all their farms and land were sold off in 1920.

A Grade II listed building, Chelwood House was built as a Dower House in 1681 but is now available for special occasion "party weekends"

Other historic buildings, well worth seeking out, include Church Farmhouse, Malt House Farmhouse, the Old School House (the school closed in 1925) and Park Farmhouse.

The parish church of St Leonard’s was re-built in Victorian times but the font is Norman and two corbel-heads in the nave are said to date back to the 13th or 14th century.

Sixteenth century Flemish glass can be seen in the south aisle.

Rebuilt in 1772, the tower contains a surviving bell made by the Bilbie family of Chew Stoke.

At the end of World War One, the four villagers who had enlisted all came home making Chelwood one of Somerset’s so called "Thankful Villages".

Well known to anglers, and noted for its carp and tench, is nearby Hunstrete Lake.

Two brand new lakes, complete with newly planted woodland, were constructed here in the 1990s.

As well as swans and ducks this stretch of water is also a breeding site for the Great Crested Grebe and a number of bat species.

Covering some five acres, and surrounded by mature woodland it’s well worth having a look around.

A delightful ramble will take you into bluebell filled Lord’s Wood and eventually down to the historic Chew Valley villages of Woollard, Publow and Pensford.

Chelwood bridge – no more except in name – once carried the A37 Wells road and the A368 to Bath over the long gone, but fondly remembered, North Somerset Railway.

Atkins Lionel, post office (information needed)
Heath William, shoe maker (information needed)
Higgins J. farmer (information needed)

Lawrence Frederick, Whitley Court…

Osborne William, Park farm (information needed)

Popham General, Houndstreet Park (see Somerset Record Office)

Sherborne Henry, farmer (information needed)
Tyler Rev. rectory, St Leonard’s church (see above)
Wilkins Daniel, vict, Bull Inn (information needed)
Williams Henry, Chelwood House (see above)
Wookey George, farmer (died 73 years, 30 Dec 1893)
Wookey James, farmer (information needed)
Wookey William, Witley batch (information needed)
Witley John, farmer (information needed)

Pensford, Somerset

Pensford is the largest village in the civil parish of Publow with Pensford in Somerset, England. It lies in the Chew Valley 7 miles (11 km) south of Bristol and 8 miles (13 km) west of Bath. It is on the A37 road from Bristol to Shepton Mallet.

During the 19th and 20th centuries the main industry was coal mining, with Pensford and the surrounding area forming a major part of the Somerset coalfield. Pensford colliery opened in 1909 and closed in 1955.

The opening of the Bristol and North Somerset railway in the late 19th century had a dramatic effect on the village.


St Thomas, Pensford, baptisms 1605-1901…

St Thomas, Pensford, burials 1605-1902…

St Thomas, Pensford, marriages 1606-1904…

Somerset Record Office

Andrews William Nelson,. stone cutter…

Allen William, tailor…

Butler Henry, farmer, Guy’s farm, Publow

Button Mary, vict, King’s Arms Between his second marriage in October 1839 and the 1841 census James BUTTON took this house over and he was still there on the 1851 census. He died in 1855 and his widow Mary BUTTON, nee DUNNING took over the pub. Census returns show her as innkeeper and licensed victualler in 1861 and 1871 respectively. She died in 1872.

Carpenter James, shoemaker

Chappell George, baker (information needed)
Burial 21 Dec 1862 CHAPPLE George John, Pensford
Burial 15 Dec 1867 CHAPPLE Eliza Jane, Pensford

Cox William, carpenter (William Cox and Thomas Player of Pensford timber merchants, see below)

Davls Henry, farmer, Leigh farm

Derrlck ?. farmer, Publow (John DERRICK (1806 Publow, Som) marr 1833 Hannah Lasbury COLE (1810-1844)

Flower George, Butt’s farm (Parsonage Lane, Pensford)

Flower James, saddler and harness maker (James FLOWER b. 1788 Pensford, SOM. Married Joanna BUTCHER 1804. Their children were: John b. 1804, Maria b. 1806, Francis James b. 1808, Ann b. 1810, Daniel b. 1812, James b. 1814, Caroline b. 1816, George Thomas b. 1818, Melinda b. 1824, Richmond b.? All children born Publow & christened in Pensford, Somerset.)

Flower John, farmer…

Higgins James, smith (James Higgins, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co’s Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Pensford, Somersetshire, England)

Hodder James, grocer (information needed)

Hodges Elia, vict, Popham’s Arms (Publow? information needed)

Hodges James, vict, George and Dragon (The George and Dragon Inn was a stop for stage coaches on the Bristol -Wells road when the High Street was the main road. It bears the date 1752.)

King William, huckster (information needed)
Burial 19 Sep 1819 KING Charlotte, Pensford
Burial 25 Feb 1855 KING Jane, Pensford
Burial 17 Apr 1864 KING Samuel, Pensford
Burial 25 Feb 1879 KING Charles, Pensford

Longman Joseph, vict, Lord Nelson Old Street, Pensford. (Listed in 1881 Longman Joseph, 58 yrs, Beer House Keeper & Butcher, born Thornbury, Gloucestershire and Longman Elizabeth, wife, 57 yrs, Beer House Keeper & Butcher, born Pensford, Somerset.

Lee Hendry, grocer, & asslstant overseer (Father William Lee, wife Sarah nee Hathway)
Burial 30 Dec 1872 LEE Sarah, Pensford
Burial 24 Feb 1888 LEE Henry, Pensford
Norris Henry, farmer and dealer (information needed)
Narracott Alex. grocer and draper (Publow? information needed)
Orledge James, miller…

Player Thomas, surveyor (see William Cox above)

Pointing Mrs. post office (Ann Pointing (Adlam) 1803-1891 aged 88 Post Mistress Pensford. (name sometimes spelt Poynting. Ann Adlam married John Bince Pointing at Compton Dando in 1832, see comments below)

Price Richard, farrier, grocer (Martha PRICE b 20 Jan 1805 Pensford, chr 3 Mar 1805 Publow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pensford d/o Joseph PRICE/Elizabeth of Publow Parish)

Saunders Jesse, carpenter…

Smlth Alfred, vict, Travellers’ Rest Pensford Hill.…

Thompson William, farmer

Towill Thomas, vict, Rising Sun foot of Pensford Viaduct. (Thomas Towill/Towell born 1847 at Hinton Charterhouse was a Brewer at the age of 14 in 1861 at the Bell Inn Radstock, see comments below)

Windmill John.…

Winter A, farmer. (Abraham Winter born 1802 Norton Malreward died 1888. Married Harriet Derrick in 1829 born 1804 died 1867. Farmed Pinns Farm Publow/Woollard. see comments below)

Wookey Joseph, farmer of Publow (wife Ann B. nee Machin)…

Now a days several search engine optimization experts consider directory submission service as very sensitive service when it comes to their website’s link popularity. This service is counted as one of the most respective method of availing qualitative one way links for your website today. But found that most of the time providers always offer guaranteed service to avoid the lapse. Before you plug-in its better to know some benefits of this service. It is very much important for a site owner to be aware of the benefits of directory submission service such as enhancing your website’s link popularity, fastest and affordable method to avail permanent one way links, strengthening your link popularity on the web, submitting the websites to friendly web directories, manual submission of website to web directories, providing exact URLs showing submission of website in the web directories, submission of website in the most appropriate category in the web directory and much more. Besides, the best and biggest advantage is that it enables you to achieve the toppest position in the search engine result pages.

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Online owners should know in advance why to use submission services in terms of directories. As we know there are the directories and also you know submissions are done each and every day in lakhs. While using directory submission service one should keep track approval and non approval directories and remove those directories which are no longer approving free submissions. It will be a good action if you submit your website to the highest ranked directories in order to avail utmost chances of getting listed in all the major search engines.

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Acknowledge the Striking Features of Website Directory Submission Service

Acknowledge the Striking Features of Website Directory Submission Service

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The above picture shows the employees of Mason Motor Car Company, lined up in front of the factory, located at

100 – 110 – 114 Southeast 5th Street (East 5th & Vine), in Des Moines, Iowa. An authority on the car places this picture between late 1907 to 1908. Nothing of this factory remains today, disappearing as an address from the city directory in 1937. The company was founded as The Mason Motor Car Company, but in 1909, the name was changed to The Mason Automoblile Company, and a new group of leaders took control. This new leadership lasted about a year, then they wanted out. Fred Maytag, William Galloway and others took control in late 1909.

There have been quite a number of past newspaper and magazine articles that have displayed a small picture of what was supposed to be the Des Moines factory, but in all actuality, it was the Maytag-Mason Auto Company in Waterloo, Iowa that was shown. Many websites also display the Waterloo plant as the Des Moines plant as well. We have several pictures of this building at later dates, and some of the Waterloo plant at it’s current metal-clad existence, so the above picture has been substantiated as the Des Moines location.

Nobody in the above picture has been positively identified yet, but the portly gentleman in front of all the others in front of the office door on the right is most probably Ed Mason. In the 1908 city directory there are listings for several employees as apprentices, and they are probably the 3 or 4 young men standing in front of the right hand garage door opening.The following information below was culled from Des Moines city directories of the time period. Given are their names, occupation and place of residency;

In this hi-tech environment, the internet has become an indispensable part of every web developer. These online modes are used to give the potency and improve your business tactics. The Internet is a wide collection of web pages, and each page contains valuable information. It is a brilliant tool to promote a business or products at the universal level. Every site developer wants to improve the ranking of their portal so that they get the traffic on their portal from various search portals such as Google, Yahoo and many others. . The internet is an area where many people across the globe can interact with each other and share their ideas or thoughts. If you need to explore their site ranking, you can choose an option of internet services and make his individual identity against their opponents. To succeed in this task, you should focus on your site content after that can approach towards renowned directory submission service.

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