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Hello,

Thanks for reading this message.

I am wondering if Are Free Web Directories Still Good for SEO. I still submit my websites to new directories but I don't know for sure if they do any good.

I keep submitting to these directories as a routine.

any advice is appreciated.

Thanks very much.

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Sure they were! until a few years ago, this was an effective way to promote a site's SEO, even to increase Google rankings.

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no matter if it is free directory or paid directory. only page rank matters. directories must be of highly page rank.

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Yes free directories are still helpful, no very helpful method but still useful. Better if you submit your websites in some good directories like dmoz, joeant, skaffe, illumirate, etc.

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There are those that dismiss free directories but I still submit to them from time to time as long it has a higher PR than our website. I believe that a link from a higher PR website/directory can contribute to SEO espcially if it categorize per niche.

My only problem with free directories is that it takes too long to get approved or listed.

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Page rank does matter, it is not important there are paid or free. As we all know DMOZ is good pr directory and it is free too.

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Some of them are helpful, others are oversaturated of spam and are not important for the search engines.

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These directories can give you advantage if they are related directories means in your website niche.

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Hi,

Generally speaking, all backlinks from decent sources would be helpful for SERP purpose no matter they are new or old or their own values. But, I would like to mention that SEO values from directory submission might have been replaced by article submission, press releasing and blogging. :)

all the best,

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It takes much time to be listed.That is a disappointing thing.Otherwise for good PR,directories submission really works.

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Yes i think they are... Although they take a lot of time to get approved but they are far better than reciprocal directory submission as Google does not give much importance to link exchanging now!

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