It’s a myth that surrounds webmasters and bloggers whether it’s worth the effort to submit your website/blog into directories. There has always been buzz around saying that you can get tons of traffic, good backlinks, and some PR juice from google if your web address is in one of those so called web directories. But personally, it’s not worth the effort.
Lots of webmaster market their directories as “one way PR4/5/6/7 backlink direcotory” to get people really excited of submitting. But most of the time, the page that really has those kind of pagerank are:
1. The main index page
2. The category index page
And if your website/blog is not on the main page and on page 25 of a category, what use will it be anyway?
So far in my case, I’ve only submitted my website/blog to a few blog directories, and seriously, that’s it. Apart from writing comments in some of the blogs that I read occassionally, I really can’t find any other places currently that has a backlink to my site. Not to mention that comments are usually nofollow-ed and I don’t get link love from Google for that. But guess what, I still have a PR4 blog and web traffic is growing steadily.
So if you are really spending too much time and money to get into all those web/link/blog directories, I think you should really rethink your strategy. Yes, *a few* good ones like DMOZ and Y! Directory might help but in the long run, most of the rest doesn’t really matters. Writing good contents and networking properly in your niche always yields the most benefits in the long run no matter what.
It isn’t. Web directories are so 2000, 90’s even.
If it’s a way to spread around, it’s to use social networking, which truthfully is a pain in proverbial butt because you have to invest a lot on interacting with people at the right time to get somewhere.