SEOs routinely recommend that you should list your site with a web directory such as the yahoo directory. This is different than submitting your site to the search engines (which is usually unnecessary). Submitting your website to a web directory is a great way to jump start your link building.
I would love to be able to tell you that there are some great free web directories out there, unfortunately in this case, at least in the general web directories, it is a case that you get what you paid for. For certain niches you might be able to find a good free directory that is industry specific, but for a general web directory, all the free ones are not of high quality.
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Kathy Alice Brown is a SEO expert specializing in Technical SEO and Content. In her spare time she loves to get outside.