Directory of Directories

Link Popularity is an essential component in driving organic rankings. Think of a link to your site as a vote… a vote that tells the search engines that your site is popular, and therefore relevant. Here’s a list of directories that you can submit your site to in order to increase your link popularity.

Global commercial web directory. Nonprofit sites can be submitted to the directory for free. All others require an annual fee of $299.00. To submit your site, find the best category and click on the link in the upper right-hand corner that says “Suggest a Site.” Yahoo! Analysis

The Open Directory (DMOZ)
DMOZ is a massive, multi-year directory project staffed and run by volunteer editors from all over the world. It is a cornerstone of the web, providing a human-reviewed index of sites and offering the data free to all. Several major Internet search engines and portals use DMOZ data as their web directories, including Google, AOL, Lycos, and Netscape. To have your site considered for listing, simply browse the directory until you find the most appropriate single category, and then click on the link in the upper right hand corner of the page which says “add URL.” For more about submitting to DMOZ, read How do I submit my site to The Open Directory (ODP or DMOZ)? | Open Directory Analysis
GoGuides is a volunteer-edited directory focusing primarily on the U.S. Browse the directory to find the perfect category, and click the link which says, “Add Your Url.” There is a one time fee of $39.99 for review of your site.

Best of the Web (BOTW)
Started in 1994 as a web awards site, Best of the Web has recently made the transition into being a full-fledged directory and now a blog directory. Sites can be submitted to for an annual fee of $29.95 ($49.95 for adult sites) – a very good value.

JoeAnt was formed by a group of former Disney Go Guide volunteer editors, after that project ended. There are two ways to submit a site to JoeAnt. The easiest way is to use the Speed Pass system, in which you are charged a one-time fee fo $39.99 for a review within 2 business days. Or you can also volunteer to become an editor, then submit sites from your Ant Hill. It’s easy and fun. JoeAnt Analysis