Directory of Directories
It’s an understatement to say the internet has changed dramatically since SEO Logic began in 1996. While directories are no longer the integral component of SEO strategy that they once were, the directories listed below are still live on the web, and still worth chronicling.
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.
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 $69.95 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 BOTW.org for an annual fee of $149–$299, depending which membership you choose.
JoeAnt was formed by a group of former Go.com volunteer editors. 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