Best Free Directories

On January 22nd – just before the Austin update – I had spent most of the day searching out directories to submit to.

I worked from lists of directories, and have now narrowed down a list of the best free ones to submit to, based primarily on their usefulness for SEO purposes.

Of course, there are other free directories that can be very useful specifically for internet marketing puposes. However, this list focusses on SEO advantages only. All those that use a redirected link (ie, jump.php?your-link) are out, as are those directories that do not even have their content pages spidered (I judged that on the basis of them having pages cached by Google or not).

All of the following with therefore list your link, for free, and leave your link to be spidered as a backlink by search engines.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, but that it will be added to/amended as required. If you have any suggestions then feel free to e-mail me:

General Directories

  • DMOZ
  • Yahoo (free for non-commerical sites only)
  • Web World Index
  • World Wide Wub
  • Zeal (non-commerical sites only)
  • Directori
  • WOW directory
  • DirectoryArchives
  • Yeandi
  • Seekon
  • Turnpike
  • JoeAnt
  • Gimpsy
  • websavvy
  • 411
  • Web World
  • buzzle
  • The Directory Site
  • Genius Find
  • Quango

Specialist Directories

    • Blue Universe (Computers and the internet)
    • Canlinks (Canada and the World)
    • Religion Directory (religion and spirituality)
    • Science fiction and fantasy Directory (science fiction and fantasy)
    • Vfunk music directory

 

Requires reciprocal link

  • britecorp business directory
  • sight quest
  • Net Insert