“Are listing in directories good or bad for SEO?” And we can definitively say they are bad except for ‘commercial directories’ like Yellow Pages with no hidden agenda! DMOZ (Verizon) and Yahoo! US directories, now practically married, are against net neutrality as these companies lobby the government – and they blanket the Web giving priority over their trademarks and publicity. Yet they accept payment for ‘express guaranteed’ listings which amounts to anti-trust violation to me when they are suppose to be ‘FREE FOR ALL’.
Reprinted from my LinkedIn.