Found a good thread over at SEOchat asking what your top factor is in deciding to submit to a directory or not. There are thousands of directories out there and so many so that its necessary sometimes to take a critical look at the ones you submit to and even more so the ones you pay for. The member is looking at it from a singular issue, and see what people really value in a directory.
Some of the members are mentioining such things as directories with little creativeness in there design in that they use all the same templates and the category structure is terribly limited. DazzinDonna a moderator at SEOchat makes a good point that friendly urls are of major importance in the directory listings. In my own opinion subject specific or related directories are also a big plus in a decision I would make to submit or not. Secondly looking at the entire directory for an indication of "management" such that someone is actively submitting listing sites, categories are getting expanded, there is a live person behind the contact page, and that they are NOT including spam sites, other directories, or general trash into categories where they don't belong.
Some joke that the best directory is the free directory, or better yet there is no recip link required for inclusion. There is a good discussion about design and the visual appeal of a directory. While I do agree it is nice to see, it doesn't necessary mean the directory is always the best.
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