List of Web Directories (High PageRank) to get Free Quality Backlink.
High PageRank web directories play vital role in getting quality backlinks and of course helps improving Off page SEO. Most Web directories are Free to use and any one can submit their website for listing. Some web directories provide dofollow backlinks while other provides nofollow backlinks but all listings are valuable and worth submitting.
How Important Web Directory Submission Is?
Some says that it worth nothing but I still believe in them. My blog (himanshunegi.in) when it was new and I was having 6 posts I did directory submission and got PR2 in just first PR update but latter I got PR -1 (explained latter).
Web directories Backlink are important as they add your website in a category which holds similar websites and you get a quality backlink from relevant page. Some web directories are really old and posses a good domain authority
Most Directories are Free and they add your website for Free but there are still some directories like yahoo directories that charge yearly subscription fee for each listing and may cost you $9 to $139/year depending on directory but in this post I had added only free web directories.
Some web directories also ask you for a reciprocal link that simply means you have to link their web directory (from your website’s homepage) before they add your website. They have systems that periodically checks for reciprocal links on partner’s website (your website) and if they find someone to be guilty of removing their link then they will also remove his/her website listing too and will usually ban that website.
Most old and valuable web directories take weeks to months to review your website/request because of high request they have. So, be patient and keep on building content in mean time. Also read the following tips before you submit any of your site to any web directory.
Tips for submitting website to Web Directories
Think Before Submitting: Website once listed to any web directory, you can’t make changes to its listing then. So, make sure what TITTLE or DESRIPTION and KEYWORDS you choose. Take my example, when I started this blog I make website listing as “Himanshu Negi – Computer Enthusiast and Coding Lover” but today I am struggling to change it to “Himanshu Negi – Computer Blog”. So, before you make submit your website, make sure to do proper Keyword Research.
Save your Time: As you are going to submit your site to dozens of web directories today, you can’t waste your time writing same details again and again at each directory website. So, before submitting your website to any directory prepare a proper TITLE, DISCRITION and KEYWORDS for your blog and just copy-paste these all details to each web directory.
Choose Absolutely Free Subscription: As already mentioned, some web directories ask for reciprocal links and in return they promise to do listening of your website in few days/weeks. But I will suggest you to say NO to reciprocal linking as there are two main reasons behind them. Firstly, if by mistake in future you remove the reciprocal link or want to remove, you can’t otherwise they will also remove you from listing and will ban you forever. I removed all reciprocal backlinks from my blog and got PR -1 (my Google PageRank changed from PR2 to PR1, Shocking!). Secondly, when you link them from homepage and they link you from a deep hidden page, you’re in loss because you’re not getting one way backlink. Also, you’re passing more royalties to them and if they didn’t approve you, your will link them for free (because you’ll never realize that they removed/rejected your website’s listing).
List of High PageRank Web Directories
TOP 5 Free Web Directories having Google PageRank 7.
Google PR 6 Web Directories!
List of Web directories
Here are some other high PageRank directories for you :) but I still have to try most of them…
http://www.axelis.com/ PR = 5
http://www.eurofind.biz/ PR = 5
I hope this list of free and high PageRank directories is enough for you. Enjoy the quality backlinks and Free Listing!