Originally Posted by brentclark2003
My friend - a friend who do SEO in 2 years, said to me that web directories is no longer efficiency and he haven't submit any web directory. because of the largest web directory now has closed,. So anyone can give me advice about this problem? Thank you
50% correct. First understand that link building techniques clearly. The google is not an human to identify, where the link comes from. If you want to improve your site authority and trust score, you should avoid submitting your websites into poor web directories.
For E.g, If your a suppliers, you have to find the relevant suppliers directory, and submit your website can be good idea.
Why Google reduces the score for directory submission?
Honestly, today there are more than 3000+ web directories available. So, most of the people simply submit their websites into the directories to get only backlinks. However, this technique works in earlier days. But now, most of the search engines reduces the score level, when backlink comes from directory websites.
However, if you find any good web directories that related to your business, submit it. Otherwise, don't submit your website into more common web directories