Not meant to the the definitive guide or anything like that. I just wanted to post here a article I wrote and video about how to spot a bad directory.
This was inspired by the last batch of directory spam
done here on IVS.
My post is located here How to spot a bad web directory
I want to post an excerpt from a conversation I had with Dan also. I was chatting with "a guy" who outsources all his submissions because "directories are not worth it anymore". He just pays people from other countries to do the work.
"the reason why they are not as useful is because you get someone from other countries to submit for you. They do not submit properly, they spam, the spam is then accepted (by stupid directory owners) and the directory is now less quality. Repeat this process over the course of years and bam, you now have a weak industry. Go ahead outsource some more, and continue wondering why you get spam."
My thoughts are that this is a long cycle, build, spam, repeat. What do you think?