There are web directory lists and then there is Directory Test!
We don’t do anything different but as we are very strict with inclusion, you will only find quality web directories here. The kind that don’t list spam, actively review links, aren’t link farms, basically the ones worth submitting too. Yes, we have an eye for those kinds!
The main focus at Directory Test would be “Free Web Directories”, the one niche we all love! I remember the child like excitement when I came across the prospect of getting a free backlink, I even shooted back a thank you email for my first approval, V7N forums I think!
Free web directories are cumbersome to manage as monetary incentive is elusive for most and with time these directories become part of history. Directories might be alive, but the control room might be long vacated as I have seen directories with an unimaginable long review queue.
Don’t blame them, half of you reading this are most likely link spammers, “Professional SEO Companies” who don’t bother to advise your client on the basics of backlink building! As Russel Peters would say “Be A Man” and tell your customers what’s right for them!
The good news! There are still those gems that stand out and are worth taking your time submitting too and you will find them all at Directory Test, “The Web Directory List Where Only Quality Survives!”
Note To Owners: Directory owners can submit their directories for inclusion, sorry no room for spammy link farms here!
Note To Submitters: Does Directory Submission work? Yes, they do. We have achieved top 10 placement in the SERPs for reasonably competitive keywords and have also seen a PageRank increase on sites that have solely relied on Directory Submission for achieving backlinks and link popularity.
The Only Submission List You Will Ever Need! It’s not just about the quantity here, we ooze Quality!
REVIEW SPEED; Don’t you want to know whether your time is worth while?
With everyone asking for fast approving directories we thought that adding this information to the list would be interesting. We submit to web directories on a regular basic and tracking the time taken for reviews (approval/rejection) would just be part of the process.
Understanding the icons:
means Directories with fast reviews.
means Directories with average review time.
means Directories with extremely slow reviews or ones that might not be reviewing free submissions at all.
means yet to be ascertained.
Note: Every directory is assigned a different acceptable average review time based on their popularity (Alexa)
Funniest directory description we have come across, “You make submission to web directory I give pagerank and you give money”
Web Directory List Stats: 4536 Reviewed / 240 Approved for Directory Test
Doing the dirty work for you since ~ 27th April, 2012