1 Click Directory Submissions with “AutoFill Forms” a Firefox Add-on

By on August 11, 2007

When you hear the phrase “manual directory submissions” you might cringe a little and put off submitting your website or business. Thanks to this snazzy little FireFox Add-on so eloquently titled “Autofill Forms” you can submit your website to loads of directories insanely fast.

Directory and PageRank Basics

First off, let me explain a bit for those who may not be familiar with the reasoning behind directories let alone what they are. Web directory scripts, such as the most prominent PHP Link Directory ($25 per license, great script, I own a few myself), provide a comprehensive platform for indexing website address links or domain names. Most directories have a broad range of categories and sub-categories and others are “niche directories” which focus on one specific genre or industry.

Submitting your website to quality directories in appropriate categories is proven to increase your coveted Google PageRank. I personally do not feel that this is imperative or even something to boast about, however it is commonly known that the value of your website or domain name will increase with higher ranking.

Download & Install AutoFill Forms

FireFox

Click here to download “AutoFill Forms” add-on for FireFox!

I love FireFox Add-ons that make my life easier! Go ahead and download AutoFill Forms now and browse around for some other add-ons you may enjoy. Once you install you will have to restart FireFox so be sure to bookmark this article!

AutoFill

Once you have AutoFill installed follow these simple steps to add it to your toolbar:

  • Right-click on your toolbar.
  • Choose ‘Customize…’ from the context menu.
  • Drag and Drop the Autofill Forms button on your toolbar. (Looks like a pencil)

 

Configuring AutoFill Forms for Single Click PHPLD Submissions

This addon is very simple once you get the basic idea of what each element does. Once it automatically fills out your first form it will slap a smile on your face and may have you creating custom profiles for all types of mindless data entry you do on a daily basis.

Let’s create a customized profile for PHPLD submit pages.

  • Open up AutoFill Forms settings and you will be presented with the default profile that is loaded with a bunch of junk entries.
  • Click on the text “Default” and type in “PHPLD” and press the “Add” button. You should now have 2 unique profile names with the same data.
  • We want to remove the default data, so Shift+Click the first cell in your new profile, scroll down and click on the last cell and then press your Delete key.

Configure AutoFill

You should now have a blank “PHPLD” profile. Now navigate to any PHPLD submit page, such as BumpLink.com and press the “Display Form Details” button to show form element names on a page.

  • Fill out the “Form field rule” area with info for our first form field
  • Name: LINK_TYPE
  • Value: normal
  • Field Rule: (?:^LINK_TYPE$)
  • Press the “Add” button

You can also use the “Rule Editor” to specify field rules and add multiple potential fields for your information to be dumped into, for PHPLD we will be stating the the field name equals “LINK_TYPE” etc.

  • Fill out the “Form field rule” area with info for our second form field
  • Name: TITLE
  • Value: DotSauce Domain News
  • Field Rule: (?:^TITLE$)
  • Press the “Add” button

Continue to add rules for the following PHPLD submit form fields as seen in the screenshot:
LINK_TYPE, TITLE, URL, DESCRIPTION, OWNER_NAME, and OWNER_EMAIL.

Go on a Submitting Frenzy!

There are thousands of active and free PHP Link Directories some more powerful than others. Here are some great resources to help you start submitting:

Want to see your PHPLD directory listed here? If you have a quality PHPLD directory with free nomal links, post a comment below and I will do my best to include your link in this article!

You can also promote your RSS feed to RSS directories and get more subscribers. DotSauce has a list of 55 active RSS specific directories.

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About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.