canuckseo - 3:16 pm on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I agree - grouping all directories into the "bad link" category is wrong - some are good and useful. Remember that Yellowpages is a directory that links to you and it isn't penalized by Google - in fact it seems to me that Yellowpages has benefited from the penguin/panda updates, so all directories are not bad. I'm not saying we all need to rush out and get our business listed in the yellowpages - just making a point. I know of quite a few other directories out there that are still ranking, so it's not a "directory penalty".
I read somewhere that if you do a site: search and the directory no longer shows then it has been penalized - has anyone tried this?