The internet, as an information superhighway, has a wealth of information that people use every day. This being the case, it would be great to know how to find what you are looking for using categories.

By utilizing different categories, it would be easier to search for the right information you need. When you use the services of online stores such as eBay and Amazon, there are various categories available to help you find the products you’re looking for. When you go to business directories, companies and organizations listed there are also classified into categories. When you submit to article submission directories, you also need to specify the category where your writeup should be listed.

A category refers to a group or subject that includes a list webmastershall of more specific topics. The subjects that fall under the main category can be considered sub-categories.

Let’s take an example. Business can be one major category. Under this, the list can include printing, car washing, hair salon, dry cleaning, catering, internet marketing, real estate and so on. Under internet marketing, you can have more sub-categories which can include ecommerce, article writing, network marketing, online advertising, blogs and so on.

If you’re involved in a particular business and want to advertise or promote your products and services online, you need to choose the right category. Additionally, if you aim to promote yourself as an expert in a particular field, you should submit articles in the appropriate category to ensure that your write-ups get read by your target audience. If you choose the wrong category, your article may even get rejected by the editors and won’t get published online at all.

For example, the family category has often been wrongly associated with articles that are supposed to be covered under home, health and even pets. Sometimes, articles related to travel and family trips are wrongly included in the holiday category which is actually meant for celebrations and other festivals (particular on US directories).

Take a few moments before you decide on what category your article or business should be included. Doing so will ensure your article is approved and published quickly and your business will easily be found online, under the correct search terms.

Wendy Chamberlain is the founder of and creator of She is a speaker, educator, media commentator who creates inspiring events and programs that show women with client facing small businesses how to better monetize existing clients, attract new ones and create clicks and cash profits online utilizing the power of the Internet.