Best Paid Web Directories For SEO.

Written on 26/12/2011 by | Category : Web Design London

Web directories are a very good way of gaining strong one way backlinks to help with your SEO campaign. These directories will push your website up the search results on Google and Yahoo when combined with effective onsite optimisation

There are many thousands of directories available charging anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred however only a handful of these are authoritative web directories.

Google doesn’t like paid links but they do accept web directories charging for editors to review a website to ensure the website is to a good standard. Google used ‘Trust Rank’ to judge the quality of these directories, those with high trust rank will give the biggest impact, unfortunately google doesn’t make this information available to the public.

Below is a list of my top paid web directories that can help you with your SEO campaign.

These are web directories I have personally used to great effect on many websites, the directories are on a sliding scale of value. I suggest submitting your website to the DMOZ directory and 1 or 2 other directories a month.

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Yahoo Web DirectoryPR: 8Page Rank 8 Web DirectoryYahoo Directory – Price: $299 / YearExpensive but worth buying from the strong effect it has website ranking on Yahoo and Google. This is seen as the second best directory after DMOZ. Websites take 7 days to review.
Dmoz Web DirectoryPR: 7Page Rank 7 Web DirectoryDMOZ DirectoryPrice: FREEThe King of web directories, seen by Google as an authoritative directory. A significant rise in your website ranking on Google and Yahoo is likely, although it can take a while to get into.
BOTW Web DirectoryPR: 7Page Rank 7 Web DirectoryBest of the Web$149.95 / YearBest of the Web (BOTW) is the oldest directory on the web. They have good editorial integrity and well priced. Links take up to a week to be accepted.Promo code: clickz15 – 15% Off Web DirectoryPR: 6Page Rank 6 Web$299 / is a well respected business web directory that also offers advice on common business topics in the form of how-to guides. They are quite expensive but a worthwhile link.Promo code: ADI50 – $50 Off
Jasmine Web DirectoryPR: 6Page Rank 6 Web DirectoryJasmine$19/$39 Lifetime – Human edited web directory, applying as high editorial discretion. Promo code: Reynolds – 20% Off
Joeant Web DirectoryPR: 6Page Rank 6 Web$39.95 LifetimeJoeAnt is a human edited directory and offer very good value. Each site is given an editor ranking of 1,2 or 3 bars with the best sites starting at the top. You can also signup as an editor. Free for Editors!
Hot vs Not Web DirectoryPR: 6Page Rank 6 Web DirectoryHot vs Not$60.00 / YearHot vs Not is a general directory that reviews all websites before acceptance. They have been going over 8 years and offer a very good SEO newsletter. Highly recommended.Promo code: RD20 – 20% Off
Family Friendly Web DirectoryPR: 6Page Rank 6 Web DirectoryFamily Friendly Sites$59.90 / YearOne of the oldest web directories. Each site is checked to make sure they are Family-Friendly. Emblems can be added to your site to show your website meets their criteria. Many pages have high Pagerank
AbiLogic Web DirectoryPR: 5Page Rank 6 Web DirectoryAbiLogic$15 – $35 LifetimeWell designed and easy to navigate directory that offers a unique rating system and thumbnail screen shots of website listings. All websites are reviewed before being accepted ensuring only quality sites are included. Highly recommended.Promo code: RDIGITAL15 – 15% Off
GoGuides Web DirectoryPR: 5Page Rank 5 Web DirectoryGo Guides$39.95 LifetimeRespected web directory, been around for a long time. Well worth submitting to this directory as part of your SEO campaign.
DirJournal Web DirectoryPR: 5Page Rank 5 Web DirectoryDir Journal$59.99 / YearGeneral human edited 2nd tier Directory. Reasonably priced and also offers resources, how-to guides, marketing articles etc.Promo code: Reynolds – 20% Off
Adirect2z Web DirectoryPR: 5Page Rank 5 Web DirectoryGimpsy$49 LifetimeThis is a unique directory in that it lists categories by the actions the websites offer. If your site is an interactive website, this is the ideal place to submit to.
Incrawler Web DirectoryPR: 5Page Rank 5 Web DirectoryIncrawler$49.95 LifetimeInternet Crawler features a General web directory. Good PageRank of some pages in the directory, which is not crowded. Human edited, also offers a cheaper option using only your web

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My name is Barry Reynolds and I am the director of Reynolds Digital. I have a background in web design, WordPress development and IT support which prompted the start of Reynolds Digital in 2008. We are a WordPress Agency based within Tech City, a thriving technology hub in East London modelled on Silicon Valley.