Whoever starts their own website and tries to get it listed higher in search engine results by creating backlinks, soon comes across web directories. In theory they are a pretty neat thing: a lot of them have a high Page Rank (PR) and getting your website listed there can be highly valuable for your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Furthermore, there are hundreds of them out there, which gives you plenty of options to choose from. Right?
Wrong. Unfortunately many of them want money in return for posting your website link. This can be anything between 3 and 200 dollars! Often this is not even a one-time fee, but rather charged yearly. Pretty crazy considering the simple service they offer, right?
Other directories offer free link submission, but only if you post their link on your homepage in exchange. This can be a pain in the ass if you plan to submit your link to plenty of directories! You would have dozens of links on your site!
And then there are quite a lot of directories that are just so poorly managed that you experience all kinds of technical difficulties. Their page might not load, there might be bugs, you might be unable to submit your site, etc. It’s annyoing and grueling.
I know this because I have worked myself through endless link lists of web directories in the last weeks, checking literally hundreds of sites, and trying to find the ones that actually suit my purpose: easy to handle, active and FREE!
So now I have composed a list of a 100 general web directories that fit these criteria. Some of them might not have the highest PR. And most of them make you wait up to three months until your link is actually published. But keep in mind that all of them let you post links for free! Waiting a little for that to happen seems like a small price to pay, at least if you are in it for the long run.
So without further adue, here it is. A list of a 100 dofollow web directories that are completely for free!