Finding Free Backlinks Is Not as Simple as It Seems

Backlinks are very useful for driving traffic to your website, so after launching this website and submitting it to be indexed by Google and Bing, the first thing I decided to do was submit a link to CreateYourWebsites.com to as many free website directories as possible in an effort to gain more backlinks. This required that I carry out a search for the best website directories that would serve my purpose.

FreeWebsiteDirectoriesI started with a Google search and quickly discovered that most “Top 20” or “Best Directories” lists contained either outdated information, had many broken links or were directing users to directories where they had to pay to submit a link. I discovered that it takes a lot of time and effort to find websites where one could submit a link for free; therefore, I decided to compile a list of my findings to save others the time and hassle involved in finding free website directories.

Free Backlinks Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Fast Backlinks

Additionally, after going through the tedious work of submitting a link to this website to each of these directories, I noticed that every single website directory promotes “Featured Listings” or “Fast Approval Services,” which you have to pay for. I did not choose any of these paid up-sale features and stuck only with the free options.

The free submissions take an average of 2-4 months to be reviewed and added to a directory, so I strongly recommend submitting your links immediately after your website has launched.

Website Ranking Is Linked to Domain Authority

Below is a list of 50 (I actually updated it to contain almost 60) Free Directories all with a domain authority of at least 35. According to Moz, domain authority is a score (on a 100-point scale) that predicts how well a website will rank on search engines. The higher the number, the more authoritative your website is considered to be.

Save Time by Saving Information

Before you get started I’d highly recommend taking a few minutes to write out the following information and save it to a document somewhere. Almost all website directories ask for the same information, so this will allow you to easily copy and paste into the appropriate fields; this will save you a lot of time, especially as the number of web directories you submit a link to continues to grow.

  • Title of website
  • Description of website (keep to under 500 words)
  • Meta Description (keep to under 250 words)
  • Meta Keywords, comma delimited
  • The best category that describes the website being submitted

Additional Note: While using copy and paste for your description makes it easy, I’d suggest tweaking it slightly each time so that it is not identical across every Web Directory.

The Ultimate Web Directories List

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Directory Name
Directory URL
Domain Authority
Boing Boing
boingboing.net
92
Scrub The Web
scrubtheweb.com
76
Active Search Results
activesearchresults.com
75
ExactSeek
exactseek.com
72
Gigablast
gigablast.com
70
HotVsNot
hotvsnot.com
70
R-TT Web Directory
directory.r-tt.com
66
Sonic Run
sonicrun.com
64
SoMuch
somuch.com
62
Free Website Directory
freewebsitedirectory.com
59
Submission Web Directory
submissionwebdirectory.com
59
Free PR Web Directory
freeprwebdirectory.com
58
High Ranking Directory
highrankdirectory.com
58
Pegasus Directory
pegasusdirectory.com
58
USA Listing Directory
usalistingdirectory.com
58
Viesearch
viesearch.com
58
1Abc Directory
1abc.org
57
Marketing Internet Directory
marketinginternetdirectory.com
56
Site Promotion Directory
sitepromotiondirectory.com
56
Similarsites
similarsites.com
55
Cipinet
cipinet.com
54
Montreal Web Directory
gmawebdirectory.com
53
WWWi
wwwi.co.uk
53
BusinessSeek
businessseek.biz
52
PromoteBusiness Directory
promotebusinessdirectory.com
52
Direct My Link
directmylink.com
51
Link Centre®
linkcentre.com
51
Sites Web Directory
siteswebdirectory.com
51
ABC Directory
abc-directory.com
50
LinkPedia
linkpedia.net
49
ProLinkDirectory
prolinkdirectory.com
49
Splut
splut.com
49
A List Directory
alistdirectory.com
48
Elite Sites Directory
elitesitesdirectory.com
48
The Free Directory UK
the-free-directory.co.uk
48
Add Business
addbusiness.net
47
Linkroo
linkroo.com
47
Skoobe.biz
skoobe.biz
46
9Sites.net
9sites.net
45
A List Sites
alistsites.com
45
Info-Listings
info-listings.com
45
Directory-Free
directory-free.com
44
Free Directory Submit
freedirectorysubmit.com
44
Gain Web
gainweb.org
44
Nonar
nonar.com
44
Suggest URL
suggest-url.net
44
Free Directory Websites
freedirectorywebsites.com
41
Submission4U
submission4u.com
41
Online Society
onlinesociety.org
40
GreenStalk
greenstalk.com
39
247WebDirectory
247webdirectory.com
38
PR3Plus
pr3plus.com
38
OneMillionDirectory
onemilliondirectory.com
36
Snergy Web Directory
synergy-directory.com
36
W3 Catalog
w3catalog.com
36
10 Directory
10directory.com
35
Joanna
joanna-marach.com
35
Nipao
nipao.org
35
Piseries
piseries.com
35

Note: I used a free tool called Domain Authority Checker to obtain the scores listed above.

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15 Comments

Alex B · May 8, 2019 at 10:36 am

Thank you for your sites

    Roy McDaniel · May 8, 2019 at 11:19 am

    You’re Welcome! 👍

Dilip Gupta · May 11, 2019 at 9:43 am

Thanks!

    Roy McDaniel · May 11, 2019 at 10:36 am

    You’re Welcome! 👍

Tet Portal · May 13, 2019 at 11:46 am

Thank you

    Roy McDaniel · May 13, 2019 at 11:51 am

    You’re Welcome! 👍

Ravi Kanwal · May 16, 2019 at 7:31 am

Thanks gives a best web directories it is helpful for us

    Roy McDaniel · May 16, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    You’re Welcome! 👍

Anishur Rehman · May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

Good list, almost each and every website was having a good domain as well as page value

    Roy McDaniel · May 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Great that you liked it! 😊

Honeyy Group · May 22, 2019 at 8:53 am

These are the best and top DA rated sites. Thank you.

    Roy McDaniel · May 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    We trying to list best sites out there! 🔥

sri · May 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Best list I tried!

Akash · May 24, 2019 at 11:19 am

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Dashrath Sharma · May 27, 2019 at 10:18 am

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