So are listing your website in directories good or bad? The answer is both. It can be good or bad. It depends on which directories you are submitting to and if Google finds that directory trustworthy and credible.
What type of directories are considered quality ones? Directories that are heavily moderated, paid , well known or “niche” specific directories are generally regarded as trustworthy and credible.
Below is a downloadable list of some other directories and their corresponding Trust flow , Citation flow and domain authority.
Citation Flow is developed by Majestic SEO and it is a number of predicting how influential a URL might be based on how many sites link to it
Trust Flow is developed by Majestic SEO and is a number predicting how trustworthy a page is based on how trustworthy sites tend to link to trustworthy neighbors
Domain authority is developed by Moz and is a measure of the power of a domain name and is one of many search engine ranking factors. Domain authority is based on three factors: Age, Popularity, and Size.
PageRank is a ranking number used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. On Monday, March 7 2016, Google officially ends it.
Well, the truth of the matter is, no – probably not. In fact, the difference will most likely be unnoticeable. BUT, is it worth doing? Absolutely.
When you do SEO for your website, you need to adopt a very long term approach to sending the right signals to Google.
Avoid listing in directories that require you to give back a reciprocal link
Avoid listing in directories where your listing goes live immediately without any moderation
If your entire site is in English, avoid listing in non English speaking directories
Submitting your site to directories is part of an entire tapestry of natural link diversity that Google looks out for.