EDIT 2013 – I would not bother with this. Most of these sites go on to syndicate your content in a way that now gets you into trouble with Google. In 2013, you’ve got to watch the amount of duplicate articles that appear on low quality sites with your search engine friendly link in it!
I thought I would take a short break from Joomla SEO Tips Week and thought it would be neat to list some blog directories and directory submission services worth submitting your site to (in my opinion) – for traffic, better Google listings or reputation management. First up directory submissions. Well this looks like a very slick operation – DirectoryMax – :) and allows you to submit over 1000 directories, and at the time of writing, each directory submission only costs 14c. You can’t really beat that. I’ve picked blog directories that feature in Google, with a decent PR, and on the surface, a fairly strict submission process, and importantly in my opinion, blogs that don’t have random links to ‘sponsors’ etc which surely will devalue them (now, or in the future); Blogflux BlogTopList BOTW Blogs WeBlogAlot Top Blog Area Blog Directory Blogged Blogoozle Blogapedia Blog Dir Ten links for you, with free submission, from blog directories that have high page rank (!), and rank well in Google, and on the surface, no crazy demands like actually telling you where you need to put their directory badge! Hope you found it useful. Bonus – Niche directories and social networks are also a great way of promoting a site or blog. For instance, if you had a costumes store you might want to add your products to a costumes directory. You get the idea – find your niche. If you like any particular blog directory that offers free submissions, please leave the URLS in the comments below. New to SEO or linkbuilding? Read our Free SEO tutorial for beginners.