There was a time when submitting to directories such as GoGuides, JoeAnt, Skaffe, even Yahoo Directory provided value to webmasters who were either looking to get new sites indexed or increase their site’s link popularity or both. However, I am seeing a trend where these and other directories are not as helpful in these two areas as they once were. Add to that the rising costs of submission fees and it is easy to see why the webmaster should approach directory submissions very carefully.
Jeff Behrendt of Aviva Directory has conducted an in-depth interview with Greg Hartnett, president of best of the Web, one of the oldest and most trusted directories on the Internet. In the interview, Greg talks about Best of the Web’s past, present and future.
Skaffe, one of the oldest human edited directories has launched a new directory called TeamSkaffe Directory for non-profit and non commercial web sites. TeamSkaffe realizes that some of the best and most comprehensive information on the Internet can be found on non-commercial sites, and that users can benefit from the quality information these sites provide. With that in mind, Team Skaffe has set up the TeamSkaffe Directory, which allows free submissions for non-commercial websites.
Have you ever been frustrated over having a description that appears in your DMOZ (The Open Directory) listing appear in the results pages of search engines? Well MSN has done something about it. They are recognizing a new meta tag that allows you opt out of having DMOZ data show for your listing.
Best of the Web Directory, one of the oldest directories to exist on the Internet, is offering 10% discounts of submissions for the month of May as well as the opportunity to win a new Apple 17” MacBook Pro. Read on for all the details.
Directories that accept free submissions are quickly disappearing and paid ones are getting more expensive all the time. A recent forum discussion at High Rankings prompted me to revisit and update an article I authored in April last year entitled, “Directories: Love ‘em or Leave ‘em” The article remains the same for the most part – it is the list of directories and pricing that has changed a bit.