In order to work with DirectoryBot, you
need to complete a series of steps. Firstly, you need to add a company profile
by providing your User name, password, email, URL and other relevant data as
shown in Figure 1
Figure 1 - Company Profile Creation
The product will make use of these details
to create accounts in various directory sites, which is the next step you need
to perform. But before creating accounts with directory sites, you should
create an account profile.
The product ships with a default profile of
699 directory sites. Each of these sites has been separated into CAPTCHA and
Non CAPTCHA site.
In order to create a new account profile,
you should click New Profile link from the Account Profiles page. You need to
provide a descriptive name and select all the sites which you need to file
under the profile as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 - Account Profile Creation
As you can see I have only selected few directory
sites for testing purposes. The screen will now look like as shown below
The next step is to add the details of the
website by selecting Site URL's ribbon button. A new screen as shown below will
In order to add the site, you need to click
Add New link. A new window will be displayed on the screen as shown in Figure 5
You need to provide the details as
requested above and the screen as shown in Figure 6 will be displayed upon
clicking Save button.
The next step is to submit the site to the
various selected directories by selecting Submit ribbon button. A new dialog
with the required information as shown below will be displayed on the screen.
As you can see there is an option to select
the number of threads which will ultimately speed up the submission process. The
software will display the progress as it submits the site data to the
directories as shown in Figure 8
An interesting point to note is that the
product successfully submits the site data to all directories without any
errors and you will receive a confirmation e-mail from each directory site. You
should note that the site data will not be instantly displayed on the relevant
directories as it has to be manually approved by the person who manages the
directories. The product also generates reports after the completion of each
I noticed that the approval process will
take very long time and all the directory sites listed in the software looks
similar to each other. From my point of view, the vendor should incorporate
sites with different kind of scripts. I had submitted a live website nearly two
months back using the software and I am yet to receive the approval
confirmation from a single directory site. I would suggest the vendor to
provide an option to sort the sites based on Page Rank as users prefers to
submit links to the directory sites with high page ranks.
The product is flexible and can be used as
per your specific requirements by enabling and disabling the directory sites. Moreover,
the cost of the product is less when compared to other sites.
Even though the user interface is simple to
understand and doesn't contain any complicated menus and wizards, I am not
impressed with DirectoryBot as the end result of site approval is pretty slow
and hence I would not recommend it for others.
I feel that there is no use to invest for a
product which just submits your site data to various directory sites without
any feedback from those who manages them.