Benefits of Search Directories or Links Pages
Search Directories and Links Pages draw traffic. As the established Search Engines are becoming more mired down in poorly categorized submissions and the pay-per-click philosophy the general public is turning more toward Industry Specific Links Pages and Search Directories to find what they need. Unfortunately a comprehensive directory site can take years of voluntary submissions to build. And nothing turns off a viewer faster than going to a site directory only to find a few spammed submissions. The Open Directory is a very established index and is actually edited by real humans. Consequently the Links are generally very well categorized and developed. Further the Title and Descriptions are generally verbose and serve as excellent spider food for the Search Engines. The result is a Search Directory or Links Site that will draw immediate traffic as well as solicit new submissions.