Msg#: 3465144 posted 6:15 am on Oct 9, 2007 (gmt 0)
Many directories are banned by Google due to bad neighbourhood links & sitewide links. Submitting to that sites will affest our ranking too. I had seen the list in the best of web directories website about the banned directories and the reason for the penalty.
Msg#: 3465144 posted 2:25 pm on Oct 14, 2007 (gmt 0)
i recently thought of an idea how to check with directory is worthy, go to the category and page that you want to submit, and besides checking for the PR (i am not a fan of PR but higher PR means google thinks high of that page) and i check if 'there is a cached snapshot' of the page to see if its even indexed at all by google.