There is no question that web directory submission has lost some of its influence, but there are still some benefits and it should not be ignored as a part of any organic SEO effort.
When submitting to web directories, I use a readiness checklist for the editor’s visit.
- Stability of hosting
- Site looks great on all Browsers
- Appropriate Categories Found and Selected
- Make Sure the Content is not “me-too” mediocrity
- Review the submit guidelines for each directory carefully
List of Top Web Directories
- Yahoo Directory
- Best of the Web