Planet13 - 5:27 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
So, while the toolbar PR may inflate, their outbound 'link juice' is lost at the same rate. Meaning your link has a much lower value.
Good point, AM. I am going to hold off on the general directories - all directories, really - until I can thoroughly check out their backlink profiles.
I'd spend time looking for authorative and specfic directories if I were you.
There are scant few specific "directories" in my niche. However, I have been using scrapebox to find pages that have "widget resources" or "widget links" in their title. I know these won't have the juiciest links (because there will be lots of other links out on them), but it is a start (and I can always look at the pages that either link to, or are linked out from these pages and find more pages).