Directories Still Have Value To Search Marketers

Directories have diminished in importance, given how the major search engines have abandoned them, as I’ve
written
about in the past. But in Directories: Love ’em or Leave ’em from Search Engine Guide,
David Wallace takes another look from a search marketer’s perspective about why you might not want to scratch them off the list entirely. Sure, they aren’t giant traffic
generators any more — but they do send noticeable traffic. Plus, they remain important links to the crawlers. He concludes with a few major free directories you can submit to
plus some paid ones, as well. Need more? Bob Mutch maintains a list of directories here and
here.

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