I have a tough task of working out the SEO part for my company and I know very little. We wanted to hire a company to do our SEO but I we were told that it would be better to do it ourselves then to get a garbage of links that could hurt us. So I am now figuring out each step and directories is one of them.
Are there directories that a listing can actually hurt you if you submit to them? I have seen these proposal from some SEO companies that can submit up to 800 directories. I am sure a huge bunch of those are garbage directores.
Also there is the issue of paid and free directories (some with upgrades).
<How do you identify> worth paying <for a link>?
<How to you identify directories worth the time and effort of making a submission?>
[edited by: Webwork at 6:33 pm (utc) on Oct 10, 2011]
[edit reason] Requests for "best directory" lists spawn spam and promotional replies. [/edit]