Monday, September 19, 2016

List of Directory Submission Sites That Google Likes

By Tom Forrest
List of Directory Submission Sites.
List of directories that Google likes and that follow Google Guidelines.

Google has cracked down on web directories that violate Google guidelines.  You should not place your website on any free and low quality directories or websites, you need fewer directory listings with better quality in order to be successful with Google, Yahoo and Bing. Please read the following new article about effective SEO Link Building to learn more.

So I decided I should give people a list of Internet directories that Google thinks are valid and that if you obtained a listing from these directories it would help you with direct traffic generation and also as a "good" backlink as far as Google is concerned. The Directories below are valuable worldwide and all countries should consider submitting their website to these top quality Directories.

1.     http://www.Clasione.com
2.     http://www.AllBusinessNow.com
3.     http://vlib.org
4.     http://www.picknbuy.com
5.     http://www.ipl.org
6.     http://www.seekon.info
7.     http://www.JoeAnt.com
8.     http://www.dmoz.org
9.     http://www.botw.org
10.   http://www.stpt.com
11.   http://MedicalHealthSites.com
12.   http://www.HealthFitnessNutrition.org
13.   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
14.   http://www.SearchPure.org

Comments from Matt Cutts of Google on what to consider when submitting to a Directory.
When considering submitting to a directory, I’d ask questions like:
- Does the directory reject urls?
If every url passes a review, the directory gets closer to just a list of links or a free-for-all link site.
- What is the quality of urls in the directory?
Suppose a site rejects 25% of submissions, but the urls that are accepted/listed are still quite low-quality or spammy. That doesn’t speak well to the quality of the directory.
- If there is a fee, what’s the purpose of the fee?
For a high-quality directory, the fee is primarily for the time/effort for someone to do a genuine evaluation of a url.
Matt Cutts, Google
Unfortunately there are many other articles regarding Directories that are highly ranked by Google that give bad SEO advice which may cause you to be penalized by Google. 
I even emailed HubSpot that one or more of their blog articles give terrible SEO advice about Directory submissions.

You do not want to automate Directory submissions.  Each listing should vary the anchor text and the content (description).  This will yield the best results with the search engines, and prevent penalties.  More importantly it makes for a unique better quality directory that visitors will like. Google does not want to see hundreds or thousands of free low quality directory listings all with the exact same anchor text and the same description word for word.  That is what Google penalizes and it is good Google penalizes these spammy black-hat methods.