A directory listings can be a great source of one way links. The only
problem is that many of these website waste your time because they never get around
to adding your link. Although most sites start with good intentions, many get to a
point in time where they no longer have intention of adding your link.
Overwhelmed with Submissions
Most directory owners start out with great intentions. They plan to add only quality sites
to their directory and review all submissions thoroughly. These sites are often a victim
of their own success. These owners cannot keep up once they start receiving thousands of
submissions a week, especially when there is no real revenue coming in.
Once a directory reaches a certain point some owners find that it is not profitable to spend
the time adding more submissions. Adding new listings won't dramatically increase their
advertising revenue. Non-profitable sites could also reduce the amount of promotion/advertising
they do, which could easily mean a reduction in their future PR.
Some directory owners have no intention of adding free listings. Their main goal is to use
the free listing as a means of convincing you to purchase their paid listing. Your email
address helps them with this task.
Huge Networks of Directories
Rather than spend time creating a good directory, many people create 100 crappy ones. These directories are often identical cookie cutter directories that are created with the hope for a quick buck.