A Web Directory, also known as a “link directory”, is a directory on the World Web with links of the website categorized in different categories. Each website has details such as keywords, description, domain submitted with them to find them in the directory.
Each directory has different set of rules for submission of website. Submission may be paid, free, or free with reciprocal. Directories take time to review after submission of site, sometimes a month or two, but they are genuine way to create direct backlinks and get direct traffic.
There are directories with low page rank or are using black hat techniques, so care must be taken when submitting a website to the search engine. Weather you website is old or new, directory submission is an important part of link building.
Benefits of Directory Submission:-
1) One Way Link
2) Improve keyword ranking
3) Fast indexing
Directory submission list:-