Last Update: May 30, 2019

A common question asked by webmasters is: “What are the best directories to pay to submit my website to?

If you ask this, you’ll get lots of responses. But generally, the responses tend to list the directories that are most popular or that are owned by the person answering the question or his or her buddies.

There really is a lack of objective evidence as to which directories are truly good. So, in 2006 we devised this list in an attempt to address this and provide objective directory rankings.

Back in 2006, the folks over at what is now called Moz developed a Page Strength Tool. The tool took a wholistic view of websites, and was fairly representative of how Google viewed websites (and directories). According to Moz, the page strength tool was a better metric to quickly assess a site / page’s relative importance and visibility. Aviva Directory applied the Page Strength tool to all of the general web directories to give an objective list of the best web directories.

Since then, Moz deprecated the page strength tool and replaced it with the Trifecta Tool. Aviva Directory started using that to rank directories. That tool was also later deprecated, and replaced with Open Site Explorer. Open Site Explorer gives a number of measurements about a website, including Domain Authority. This measurement predicts a domain’s ranking potential in the search engines. This is the tool Aviva Directory now uses to provide directory rankings.

Without further ado, below is a ranking of all general web directories with a minimum domain authority of 30, along with their submission prices.

DA Directory URL Basic Price Featured Price
62 http://directory.r-tt.com/ Free
56 https://botw.org/ $149.00/year or $299.00/once
55 https://www.dirjournal.com/ $59.95/once or $159.95/once $99.95/year or $249.95/once
55 https://www.ezilon.com/ $69.00/year or $199.00/once
52 https://scrubtheweb.com/ $30.00/year or $100.00/once
50 https://www.abilogic.com/ $19.95/once $34.95/once
50 http://www.blazemp.com/dir/ Bid for placement (min. $49.95)
48 https://www.avivadirectory.com/ $49.95/year or $149.95/once
48 https://blogs.avivadirectory.com/ $49.00/year or $149.95/once
48 https://www.webdirectory.com $99.00/year
46 https://directory.webtoolhub.com/ Free $9.99/year or $49.95/once
43 http://www.stpt.com/ $99.00/year or $299.00/once
43 https://viesearch.com/ $11.42/once $29.22/once
42 http://www.jayde.com/ Free
41 http://www.joeant.com/ $39.99/once
40 http://www.curlie.org/ Free
40 http://www.hotvsnot.com/ $70.00/year or $300.00/once
39 https://www.linkcentre.com/ Free $15.00/year or $45.00/year or $60.00/year
39 https://w3dir.com/en $9.00/once $18.00/once
38 https://familyfriendlysites.com/ $19.95/year or $49.99/once $59.95/year
38 https://www.jasminedirectory.com/ $59.00/once $115.00/once
37 http://www.goguides.org/ $39.99 Express or $69.95 Easy
37 http://www.pulso.org/ $29.95/once $75.00/once
36 http://www.killerdirectory.com/ £30.00/once £50.00/year
36 https://somuch.com/ Free or $8.95/once $22.95/year
35 https://www.allthewebsites.org/ Free
35 https://www.directoryworld.net/ Free £29.95/once
35 https://www.dirwell.com/ $29.95/once $74.95/once
35 https://www.skaffe.com/ $44.99/once
34 http://www.botid.org/ $25.20/year or $40.00/once
33 http://www.pegasusdirectory.com/ Free $27.00/year or $69.00/once
34 https://www.businessseek.biz/ Free
34 https://www.cipinet.com/ $35.00/once $75.00/once or #120.00/once
34 http://www.top5jamaica.com/ Free
34 http://www.tsection.com/ $39.95/year or $79.95/once
33 http://dmegs.com $9.95/once $80.00/month
33 http://www.findelio.com/ $40.00/once $70.00/year
33 http://www.linkopedia.com/ $9.95/once
33 http://www.massivelinks.com/ $39.99/once $79.99/year
33 http://www.prolinkdirectory.com/ Free $59.00/once
32 http://www.mygreencorner.com/ $19.00/once $35.00/year or $75.00/once
32 http://www.alivedirectory.com/ $49.95/year or $149.95/once $74.95/year or $224.95/once
32 https://www.gimpsy.com/ $49.00/once
32 https://www.worldsiteindex.com/ £7.99/once £14.99/year
31 http://www.allydirectory.com/ $24.99/once $74.99/once
30 https://www.1websdirectory.com/ Free or $49.00/once $17.00/year or $35.00/once
30 http://www.a2zwebindex.com/ $17.81/once $52.00/once
30 http://www.ajdee.com/ $25.00/once
30 http://www.busybits.com/ $25.00/once $50.00/year
30 http://www.homesalez.com/directory/ Free/year $39.95/2-years
30 http://www.gogreenwebdirectory.com/ Free $9.99/month or $19.99/month