If you’re looking for a good way to increase traffic to your website, increase your website’s search engine rankings, and increase your website’s Google PageRank then you need to take a look at Jack of All Links.
Jack of All Links is a social search engine developed earlier this year by me that allows webmasters and content producers to publicize their work and sites in a dynamic web directory (also known as a social search engine.) It’s very simple: You create your website, blog post, news article, or blog, copy the address URL and paste it in Jack of All Links. Then, your site will be listed immediately in our web directory, which is then searched and voted upon by our users.
The system has enjoyed success with almost zero marketing thus far and after some new features (messaging, bookmarking, among others) are launched this summer, it should really begin to pick up even more.
The idea originated while I was working on NetBoardz, which was a free forum hosting service I ran between December 2006 and January 2008. NetBoardz had a lot of users, but unless money waas going into advertising through programs like Yahoo Marketing and Google Adsense, the influx of new users would stop. Instead, I looked for free ways to create publicity for NetBoardz.
There were a number of options, but the one that stuck out was the Open Directory Project (dmoz.org). It seemed like such a good idea but done so poorly. With their service, you submit your site to a moderator, who is a member of the general public or may not even exist (as there are many more sites submitted and categories than people moderating) and who may actually be your competitor, and then hope that he or she adds your site to the listing.
Google and other search engines use dmoz.org extensively to create their search results, so it’s not entirely useless. But, at the time I was used to the instant feedback, Web 2.0 world. I wanted to know immediately if my site had been listed. After waiting more than 6 weeks, I finally found that my site had not been accepted.
“Why does this take so long?”, “Why can’t it be automatic and moderated by the community?”, “Why can’t I submit more than one page on my site to the service?” were questions I was asking. Finally I decided to begin developing the underlying architecture of my own web directory.
When you submit a site to Jack of All Links, it immediately appears in search results on the service as well as in the ever-changing Top 20 Links Leaderboard. In fact, Jack of All Links is aimed at not only becoming a large directory of sites put forth by the content creators or publishers, but in fact a full-fledged search engine that people will come to use daily, as all of the search results are rated and commented on by actual users. This is true, Web 2.0 user collaboration.
When you submit your site to Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, or the Open Directory Project, they ask that you only submit the original address URL, and not each page. Then, they scan your site for each of your pages and determine the search engine keywords automatically. With Jack of All Links, you can submit as many pages as you want (it is recommended to submit everything your site has to offer – more pages = more opportunity for showing up at the top of search results), you can write your own description and keywords for each page, and those pages are voted on by the community. Indeed, Jack of All Links puts the power of controlling the listings in our search engine back in your hands as the content producer.
An added benefit of all of this is that the Search Engine Optimization for Jack of All Links is very strong, so as we increase in popularity, so do you. All of our search results and top links are displayed and scanned by major search engines such as Google, MSN, Yahoo, and others. Your links on Jack of All Links will show up in the Google search results, which will also bring you more traffic!
If you’d like to sign up at Jack of All Links and increase your site’s traffic today, registration is completely free. Register now.