Imagine a subject matter targeted directory that, instead of simply asking for a URL + limited site description, asked you to provide the kind of details that a person searching for "X information" might be happy to find in one location.
Suppose this required you or your client to fill in 10-15 fields with information including address, contact info, background info on service providers offerings and/or education/experience, etc. In other words the directory requested the type of information that someone looking to make a "Buy A or buy B?" or "Hire him or hire her?" decision would value in their decision making process. A directory that did a better job to help cull the candidates.
Where do you draw the line in taking the time to submit info to get a link in a tightly focused directory, especially a relatively new one? :)
Is it a case of "All I want is a link with some relevant text?" OR would you / your clients in fact be happy to "put more information about your company / your website out there"?
Would you value a more descriptive listing + link, and therefore consider taking the time? If the listing is more helpful to users/visitors might it be the case that "more IS better" when it comes to getting listed in certain human edited directories?
Help me out here. What will it take to get you or you (You know who I'm talking to. I'm talking to YOU!) to take a few minutes more to collect and enter more data . . . than just the standard very basic stuff?