UKwebUK is a UK web director y which features many websites and
businesses from all across the United Kingdom. UKwebUK is intended to be
a highly valuable resource of family friendly websites and services
aimed at the casual web user and also the many UK webmasters who are
looking to get their sites noticed. This UK web directory is not only a haven
for commercial sites but also for the many other types of websites out
there that offer information, services and advice to the UK public.

Very much time and effort has been put into UKwebUK in order to achieve
a quality resource of UK based websites. All submissions are carefully
human reviewed and checked to ensure that they follow the criteria to be
listed. But it does not stop there we are on the look out for useful,
informative quality uk websites, if they meet the listing criteria and
offer an outstanding service they may well be added manually.

The basic criteria to be listed as follows:

* Must be uk related.
* Domain containing UK preferred but not essential.
* Description must clearly describe what is offered to UK
* Services offered are for UK residents.

This is only the outline of what to expect. For a more detailed view
please refer to the Submission Guidlines.

What else do we offer?
The UKDestinations category is soon to have all the information, guides
and links to accommodation at all the most attractive locations from
around the UK. To make your search easier there is also a section
listing all UK counties.
Herein you will find a list of all 86 counties in the United Kingdom
designed for websites which offer services on a local level. For example
you own a business in Lancashire you may choose this section to be
listed if you want to target people in your area rather than the entire
UK. Similarly tourist or attraction sites may also want to be listed
based on their area.

UKwebUK has a section for Travel Abroad, while these listings will
inevitably contain destinations outside of the UK it is intended for
websites that are targeting UK residents, such as those destinations
that are popular with the UK public.

Whatever kind of website or business you are running if it is family
friendly, UK based and aimed to please you will be welcomed with open
arms at UKwebUK web directory. We strongly urge you to submit your site

Blog Storm is a cool search engine marketing Blogs by Patrick Altoft. It contains useful resources, links and tools about most Internet marketing topic under the sun.
There is a section of Blog Storm dedicated to creating a list of UK Search Engine Marketing Blogs. UK bloggers with search engine marketing or webmaster related Blogs may want to contact Patrick about getting get listed on the UK bloggers directory at Blog Storm, his contact details can be found at the Internet Marketing Blog list .

One interesting thing about the listing is that each entry comes with the location of the blog/blogger, you can use Google map tool a the top of the listing to zoom in on the bloggers location.

Bidland.info is an innovative web index and directory that presents superlative advertising prospects and advantages. You determine how much to spend on your link at Bidland.info and what you spend determines where your link is positioned among other links in the directory. Take full control of directory submission opportunities with Bidland.info! A realistic fee gets webmasters, corporations, and business owners an opportunity to post links exactly where they want the links listed. What’s more, Bidland.info automatically submits to multiple directories thereby increasing advertising power!

Increase the web traffic any site receives instantly with web directory submission. Divided into unique categories, webmasters can easily post a link in folders marked for advertising, bid directories, blogs, businesses, educational websites, entertainment websites, forums, free directories, games, internet services, paid directories, shopping sites, sports websites, website development firms, web hosting services. The easy to utilize folders make finding links a breeze and web users visiting the directory are provided with an array of simplified directory and indexing search options. From keyword search to alphabetical options, from folder options to browse options, visitors enjoy the simplicity of the navigation system provided by Bidland.info.

Increase the power of your advertising dollar when you rely on directory services at Bidland.info. Imagine submitting to one directory and being listed in twenty – such a process is completely possible with Bidland. That’s right – when you submit your website link to Bidland it is automatically processed and submitted to another nineteen directories thereby getting your site listed in a total of twenty directories in all! All links are submitted to Bid Australia, Bid Brazil, Bid Canada, Bid China, Bid Cuba, Bid Egypt, Bid France, Bid Germany, Bid India, Bid Israel, Bid Italy, Bid Japan, Bid Mexico, Bid Russia, Bid South Africa, Bid Spain, Bid UK, Bid USA, and Bid World! Webmasters and business owners can institute a worldwide web presence when they choose to utilize the offerings at Bidland.info. The straightforward method of link inclusion at Bidland.info requires little work, little effort and little money – you can’t get a better deal than the one offered by Bidland!

The rewards of advertising through Bidland are myriad and incredible. At the outset, your link will be unproblematic in terms of discovery; rather than being obscured in search engine pages, your site will be accessible via a number of different search techniques. In reality, the Bidland directory will assist business owners, webmasters, and corporations with enhancing the search optimization of a website and in the act of making a website completely accessible and visible.

Purchasing and establishing a link in at Bidland is a speedy and incredibly basic procedure. Owners of websites, whether they are business sites, sites for special organizations, personal websites or websites belonging to corporations, can be submitted to special, specifically designated categories. An electronic submission process is completed where the individual, business or organization submits the website title, the website domain address, and a brief, concise description of the website being posted in the directory. After the required information is supplied the individual, business owner or organization submits a bid of no less than nine dollars in total. Higher bids earn a higher ranking in the directory, but no one is obligated to pay more.

The Bidland Directory Network offers excellent and polite customer service and the Network is amazingly easy to get in touch with. Consumers can get a hold of the Bidland Network via electronic submission and can expect to be given a suitable and timely response to questions, and concerns. Bidland.info – working harder for your Internet advertising dollars and needs so that you won’t have to.

“I have just created a new website with a great design but no one seems to visit it or I am not getting enough business despite having a website”! How many times have we heard this in our lives? Mere creation of a website is not enough to increase business, one has to promote it. Websites like products have to be promoted and advertised.
Different methods have been tried and tested for increasing the number of hits some are successful while others are not. Following are the considerations for promoting your website step by step.

  1. Firstly, we have to be clear on why we are creating the website, what it is about and whom it is for. In other words, the target audience has to be specified and clear. 
  2. Secondly, while deciding strategy for promoting your website you have to identify and specify the goals behind creating the web page.
  3. Thirdly, while preparing a promotion campaign for a website we should consider and evaluate strategies used in the past by you and other companies as this would help formulate the correct promotional campaign.
  4. Next step in promoting your website is the choice of domain name, which should correspond with your company name. This is because most people searching would normally search on the basis of the Company name.
  5. Search engines are the most common way people search for web pages. Listing your page on the database of different search engines like Yahoo, HotBot, Google is an effective way to promote your website. Correct keyword phrases in the web page would ensure maximum results by search engines. Various techniques like programming techniques like Meta tags or banners are adopted to enhance chances of being found by these search engines. Registering your company and its website with online directories and placement lists under a specific category will also help promote your website.
  6. Reciprocal linking or asking other related or popular websites to hyperlink to your web page is another wonderful method to ensure maximum publicity. In return you might have to sow their link on your page.
  7. Use of traditional methods of publicity like advertisements, word of mouth publicity go a long way in promoting your website. You can publicize your web site by publishing the URL on your business cards, brochures, business materials etc . Another excellent way to promote your web site is to ask an independent person to mention favorable comments about your website or company.
    All promotional efforts will go waste if they are not followed up by regular evaluations and further promotional efforts. Evaluation and improvement is absolutely necessary to ensure increasing hits on your site.
    Finally, you have to evaluate all the aspects discussed above and see if they are still applicable. In other words, you have to see if the website caters to the same target audience, has the same goals etc only then will the present promotional campaign be successful.

Web pages play a very important role in businesses today. You have to maintain it properly and promote it effectively if you want to run a successful business. The promotional campaign that you finalize upon would determine the popularity of your website and also the growth of your business.

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UK Webmaster Forums continues to experienced a steady and rapid growth. This week seen the a number of new members including David a webmaster who has created several sites including a new unique site called SponSpot. Davids SponSpot is an interestingly different web directory which seem to have created its own currency called Spon, the more Spon you buy the higher your listing will be on SponSpot. This week also see the arrival of a new member who is to become one of the new admin, he is popularly know as Melky, you can check out Melkys profile at UK Webmaster world members list. Discuss this post at Webmaster Forum UK

Our forums continues to grow with new and existing member posting useful webmaster related contents every day. One of our senior members Midlandi posted a fascinating information about keywords in website:

How do you make your website highly visible and reachable for your target market? What is the best way to optimise your website? A closer look at the power of targeted keywords in search engine optimisation and traffic generation – includes Keyword Analysis Tool.

Targeted keywords are hard to ignore in search engine optimisation. Keywords play vital roles in optimising a website, ranking on the search engines and reaching target market. Keywords have loads of benefits if you know how to find them.

With targeted keywords on your website, you will be able to reach your target market easily, appear on the search engine results pages for different search terms, generate online sales, and get higher search engine ranking. A targeted keyword is a powerful factor in the overall search engine optimisation success.

Keywords and Search Engine Optimisation

keywords are relevant in SEO. However, overdoing keywords on a website is against the rule of organic optimisation. It will trigger red flags from the search engines. This is what referred to as Keyword Stuffing – one of the Black Hat search engine optimisation techniques.

To fully generate positive results from keywords, search engine optimisers and web marketers must adhere to the basic rules of search engine optimisation. After all, you don’t have to engage in keyword stuffing or other black hat SEO techniques just to make keywords work for your website. The secret to get positive results from keywords is to optimise and target them.

It is also important to analyse your keywords to avoid getting into keyword stuffing unintentionally. There are times when web marketers do keyword stuffing without knowing it. But intentional or unintentional, web marketers doing keyword stuffing still get penalized.

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Goodbye phpBB

February 21st, 2007

This site used to be a phpBB link exchange forums, its such as shame that phpBB lack adequate spam filter support, to the extent that the forum was overrun by spammers, well, its now a Word Press powered blog. The link exchange has now moved to UK Webmaster World Link Exchange . You are welcomed to post your link exchange requests to the new location.

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