pageoneresults - 8:26 pm on Jul 6, 2008 (gmt 0) MB, you rock!
Oh dude, you're awesome, Welcome to Webmasterword seonet! Usually we wonder why these old topics get replied to but I have to tell ya, this one was worth reading. Just for these two paragraphs from MB...
That wasn't SEO. Hahaha. Those directories, especially the SEO Friendly directories (hahahaha LOLOL) were purely vehicles for selling shovels. I.E. during the 1849 California Goldrush, a guy named Brannan bought every shovel in the area, then marked them up and became wealthy selling picks, pans, and shovels to the gold miners. There was no attempt whatsoever to create a meaningful resource, nor was there a meaningful attempt to make those directories rank for anything other than variations and combinations of the words "Directory" and "Submit" because those directories were simply roach motels for webmasters, nothing more. LOL. Hahahaha. Those directories never aspired to be anything other than roach motels for webmasters and that's why they came under the black hand. SEO had nothing to do with that. LOL
MB, you rock!