joined:Jan 4, 2001
Paying for a link placement in a directory is generally considered to be:
really old school
a waste of money because Google devalued all directories
flagging your site as a link buyer
a bad idea, avoid it
Back in the day there was a pecking order in directories and a very few, like Best Of The Web, were thought by some very experienced people (Tedster no less) to be treated as special cases and above the fray of Google’s devaluation of directories. Judging from the current cost of a placement in BOTW, they must obviously think their listings still offer a real value.
I’ve just been spending some time on the subject of domain authority and how difficult it is to achieve, and wondering if, despite being old fashioned, supposedly out-of-date, obsolete etc etc, that there may still be directories out there that play a real role in adding authority to their listed sites.
Note: This not an invitation to air your views about BOTW but rather to discuss the possibility that some directories may still be relevant in contributing to domain authority.