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When this page was written many years ago (before the rise of Google) it gave detailed directions on how to submit a website to dozens of directories. For a while during its growth into the monster it is today, Google checked various directories to see if there was a link from within a directory category to a website, as part of their ranking algorithm. As this became common knowledge, a bazillion directories sprang up asking to be paid for inclusion of a listing. Within a couple of years, Google stopped caring whether a site was listed in a directory, because people gamed that system.

The big online directories (think ODP and Yahoo) are almost all gone now, and Google and Bing are the only two English language search engines left worth worrying about in 2022. Focus on optimizing your website for Google and good results at Bing will happen as a natural consequence. You don't need to submit your site to any directories, but it doesn't do any harm, either.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Just for kicks, here are some logos of many of the old directories; most of these directories disappeared long ago, but some are still going strong:

Alexa
Alexa

About
About

DMOZ
DMOZ/ODP

AOL Search
AOL Search

About Us
AboutUs

JoeAnt
JoeAnt

Uncover The Net
Uncover The Net

Ezilon
Ezilon

V7N Directory
v7n Directory

Best of the Web
Best of the Web - Still Going!

WhatUSeek
WhatUSeek

Librarians Internet Index
Librarians' Internet Index

Aviva
Aviva Directory

Starting Point
Starting Point Directory

Clush
Clush Directory

Go Guides
Go Guides

Skaffe
Skaffe

Qango
Qango Directory

Site Sift
Site Sift Directory

linkopedia
Linkopedia

Excellent Guide
Excellent Guide

7 Seek
Seven Seek

rubber stamped
Rubber Stamped

Family Friendly Sites
Family Friendly Sites

Americas Best
America's Best Directory

Level Ten S Web Directory
Level 10s Directory

Azoos
Azoos Directory

Click for Choice
ClickFor Choice Directory

InfoWebWorld Directory
InfoWebWorld Directory

Thunderstone Directory
Thunderstone Directory

Information Outpost Directory
Information Outpost Directory

Sightquest Directory
SightQuest Directory

Sporge Directory
Sporge Directory

Data Spear Directory
Data Spear Directory

Where2Go Directory
Where2Go Directory

Yahoo
Yahoo Directory

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