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Building Backlinks with Free Web Directories

Building Backlinks with Free Web Directories

Shortly after launching this website, I went on a backlinks building campaign and successfully submitted to 49 free web directories! Since then I’ve regularly updated this list to add more quality sites and remove anything that’s no longer free or has lapsed in quality. (The last update was on January 25, 2016).

Sure, directory submissions are very VERY boring, but they’re totally worth doing! And submitting to the free directories in this list was actually the first ever active link building exercise I did. I chose to do this first because it can take months to get your submissions approved.

So after scraping the internet for free web directory lists I squeezed 76 potential candidates into an excel spreadsheet. Most of the lists I found from Google searches were either duplicates or very out of date. The most up-to-date web directory list was one I found later just as I was finishing up submitting to the below directories – Top 100 free directory list.

Out of the 76 supposedly “FREE” directory submission sites I tried to submit to from my excel, 14/76 malfunctioned and 13/76 were not free at all! This left me with just 49 that had literally free options. Here they are:

49 Fully Functioning Free Web Directories

UPDATE: There are now 62 free directories in the list!

Directory NameDirectory URLDA
Scrub the Webscrubtheweb.com79
Directory Worlddirectoryworld.net74
So Muchsomuch.com70
R Directoryrdirectory.net65
T Sectiontsection.com62
Free Website Directoryfreewebsitedirectory.com60
Vie Searchviesearch.com54
1 Abc1abc.org57
Business Seekbusinessseek.biz53
Directory My Linkdirectmylink.com51
Directory Firedirectoryfire.com50
Pro Link Directoryprolinkdirectory.com50
Gain Webgainweb.org49
Link Booklinkbook.pcgraphicsolutions.com49
The Web
Scrabble Stoplinks.scrabblestop.com47
Submission 4usubmission4u.com47
Suggest URLsuggest-url.net46
Elite Sites Directoryelitesitesdirectory.com45
1 Webs Directory1websdirectory.com44
9 Sites9sites.net44
Synergy Directorysynergy-directory.com43
Wikid Webwikidweb.com43
247 Web Directory247webdirectory.com42
Pi Seriespiseries.com41
PR3 Pluspr3plus.com41
Nexus Directorynexusdirectory.com39
The Net Directorythe-net-directory.com39
Best Free Websitesbestfreewebsites.net34
Suggest Sitesuggestsite.net34
Sighber Cafesighbercafe.com33
Digg Directorydiggdirectory.com33
10 Directory10directory.com32
Vision Web Directoryvisionwebdirectory.com32
SEO Free Linksseofreelinks.com29
PR Web Linkprweblink.com27
Royal Link Uproyallinkup.com27
Aditya Websadityawebs.com27
Directory Booksdirectorybooks.com26
Leading Link Directoryleadinglinkdirectory.com25
Answer Spotsanswerspots.com25
SEO Up Linkseouplink.com25
Good Useful Linksgood-useful-links.com23
Vision Web SEOvisionwebseo.com23
Web Apps Directorywebappsdirectory.com21
Find Websitefindwebsite.net21
Local Successlocalsuccess.org20

I hope this list is helpful to your own backlink building efforts 🙂

Are there any awesome free web directories missing from this list? Please post your recommendations in the comments below!

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