In 2012, Google deindexed tons of free web directories and since then, most SEO practitioners claims that web directories are dead. However, there are still many web directories that are still indexed on Google and this has since been a forgotten source of powerful backlinks.
What are web directories?
A web directory is simply a website which categorizes huge amount of links into niche based categories. Arts category might include cultural performances to arts gallery to movies. Categories will then be divided into sub-categories for user-friendliness. For Singapore’s Business Directory, click here.
Why is Web Directory important for my link profile?
According to the Moz’s metrics, these domains usually possess page authority and domain authority of 50+ at least. A link from high PA/DA sites are powerful backlinks for better search engine results. These backlinks normally does not allow for anchor text, hence is also an effective avenue for anchor text dilution. Although many experts claim that web directories brings quality traffic to your website, I believe that these traffics are not targeted to your business’s geographic location.
Search marketers also believe that too much of web directory backlink will cause Google to penalize your website. This is true, if you paid for 40,000 web directory backlinks for $10. This is considered spam and breaches Google’s Terms and Conditions.
Below are the web directory list I have compiled for your usage!
**NOTE – Some web directories require weeks to months to get manually approved. It’s worth the wait for your link building campaign.
Metrics are only considered as a reference. Never use it to make a decision. These metrics are easily manipulated.