Hoople - 1:41 am on Aug 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Categorize and organize so the end user can find what they are looking for easily.
This point really irks me on most directories. I am less than impressed with the monotony of all the directories categories. Seems like someone came up with a list in 1998 and it's been mindlessly copied ever since. Many of my sites when put in the proper category are 3 or 4 levels down and many times that's below 2-3 empty levels!
The paid listings on most really get out of hand when the directory owners/editors allow out of category submissions strictly for seo value. Ever know a widget to be a consumer of the littl* blu* p*ll (morphed to block kw's)?
Too many directories make you scroll a screen or more to see the listing (paid + free) below a boatload of banner and text link advertisements. Too many try too hard to make a killing on one site's monitization!