Directory submission is an easy way to build backlinks for your domain.Â For non competitive niches a few hundred accepted links in directories can make wonders for your SERPs positions.Â For more competitive niches directory submissions is not recommended on its own and its recommended that it gets combined with other SEO techniques.
Through the course of time I have collected - together with my team of dedicated submitters - lots of free directories which we use for personal projects and customer's submissions.Â We have tried lots of different submission tools but they all failed in some way or another.Â Finally we decided that a custom excel sheet (Excel 2003) with which to keep track of submissions was the way to go.Â Conviniently we named it Directory submission helper. Its not a sophisticated system but it gets the job done and it was time to let it free for the everyone to use. Â It contains more than 7000 directories of which 5000 and more have been checked recently to be free (non reciprocal, not paid).Â More than 2000 have been collected recently and never used.
Its usage is pretty straight forward: you click on the links and directory opens in your browser you do your submission and you record the status in the excel sheet and the counts of submissions are automatically calculated.Â You can download the xls with all the 7000 directories from rapidshare.Â The zip file also contains a screencast of the basic usage of the xls.Â Note: For rapid form filling we have used the excellent Autofill forms addon for firefox.
The xls file is provided as is and even thought it was checked for viruses to the best of my knowledge I am not to be held responsible for any damage it might cause to your computer.Â Feel free to post any comments or questions but Directory Submission Helper is not officially supported.
Hope you find it usefull.