Closing: Directory Links A Thing Of Past?

Nov 12, 2010 • 8:05 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

There are few high quality directories out there, one of them being Well, there will be one less soon. The owners of announced they are closing it down.

Dex One Corporation today announced it is realigning its interactive operations and will fully integrate into Dex One. As a result, the company plans to phase out the standalone, national business-to-business sales and marketing operation and focus exclusively on the Dex One business.

Of course, some link builders are upset.

But many know the future of good ranking doesn't rely on a link from It doesn't hurt but how much can it truly help?

Yahoo has been closing directories as well. So what is the future for web directories?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and HighRankings Forums.

Update: @RossHudgens received an email from saying the directory will remain open. They told him, "Both the Directory inclusion and Pay Per Click Program will be continuing to run as normal on the website."

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