These are the directories which contains various website links. They are more or less like the telephone directories but only thing which is different is that some of them allow “Rating” feature also. That means one can rate the link according to one’s choice. One more thing is that these directories maintains the links according to categories rather than alphabetically.
Link directories were basically made serve the purpose of its name as the biggest directories today are the oldest one. DMoz & Yahoo directories are to name a few. But now days, in the era of search engine, the importance of these directories have fallen in terms of finding a link/service. However, they still serve a greater purpose to many of the webmasters who use these directories for better search engine visibility and ranking.
These directories have become the first choice of the seo experts as these directories gives a link back to the website with the desired keyword. The website to be listed should pass all the requirements of the directory and after the link is approved by the admin of directory. A link is being served to the respective site. The directories link DMoz and Yahoo are being daily visited by Google bots in order to search for new links.
Some of the directories with higher page ranks do also charge for giving a link back to one’s website. It is very well known that a link back from a page for high PR, can give your search engine rankings a boost.
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