High pagerank directories can generate some great quality (and free) backlinks for your blog or web site. Often, directories are ignored as part of a linkbuilding strategy – but they can be a great source of link juice over time. Most people that start a directly start (like most of us) from scratch with little or no pagerank. Over time, as the directory matures – the web site gains authority and pagerank, and usually even the internal deeper linked category pages attain their own pagerank as well. You could submit your site to a PR1 site today, that will turn into a strong PR5 backlink 18 months from now. There are also lots of high pagerank directories (PR4 and PR5) that are free (some require reciprocal link back). There’s no reason not to spend a little time to submit your web site or blog for these backlinks. Here are 14 (almost) general directories that you can submit to:
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC): Pagerank 8 directory accepting free submissions. Many directory listings are Latin American – but many are just good resources.
Kelly Search: Pagerank 6 directory accepting free submissions. This is a great business to business directory. I like the fact that you can submit to different categories with different descriptions and URL’s if you want when you signup.
Canlinks: Pagerank 6 directory accepting free submissions. This directory is nice because once you submit the form your blog is automatically listed – you don’t have to wait for approval.
Free Links Directory: Pagerank 6 directory accepting free submissions, but only if you reciprocal link
Pegasus Directory: Pagerank 6 directoy accepting free submissions. Also accepts reciprocal and paid submissions.
Skoobe.biz: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free and paid listings.
Surf Safely: Pagerank 4 directory accepting free submissions, but you must have a PICS label and family safe.
Flookie: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free submissions, very easy to submit to.
Resource Help: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free submissions for reciprocal link back.
Zoomdir: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free submissions, but if you do reciprocal link you’ll get listed in just days (vs. months with no link back).
Zico Sur: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free submissions, very easy submit.
Sufficed.com: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free submissions with reciprocal link back.
A2Z Web Index: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free submissions with reciprocal link.
Directory World: Pagerank 5 directory accepting free submissions with reciprocal link back.
Also – as an honorable mention – I’d like to throw my own hat into the ring. You can submit any WordPress powered blog or web site to my WordPress Directory.
How to find Quality Directories?
If you are interested in finding more quality directories to submit your web site to, I can give you a few links that will keep you busy for hours – if not for days.
When we SEO has a list of 560 PR4+ directories to submit to. Some are paid, some are niche, some are free. My list of free directories above was generated from a few hours of going through this list.
If you’re wondering how I found such a list, you can always google for this kind of thing – but often times webmaster type forums are the greatest source of free information. Check out this forum post of directory lists and information that will keep you busy for days. In fact, the digital point forums has a forum specifically for directories.
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