We’ve just launched a new forum!


October 25, 2007



We’ve just launched a new forum here at Directory Critic!

Our new forum is place for webmasters and directory owners to network, ask questions, share information and promote their sites and services.

To kick things off we’re giving away 100 listings in our Webmasters Directory and 100 listings in our WebGuide. For details on how to get your hands on some free listings just check out this thread on the forum.

We’ll also be running more competitions in coming weeks for our new forum members so get involved!

See you there!

Win $10,000 For Submitting Your Site, And Get 15% Off!


October 17, 2007



Now is an excellent time to submit your site to Best Of The Web (BOTW). If you submit your site now you’ll get 15% off the submission price and the chance to win 10k.

Best Of The Web is the oldest directory on the web and on my “must submit” list for all my new sites. It’s the easiest way to get an authority backlink for a new site. If you asked me to tell you the best 3 directories on the web BOTW would be on my list.

If you’re not keen to pay the submission price, you can get 2 months advertising for free. The links go at the top of the category page (like featured links) and the right category could send you quite a bit of traffic as well as some link juice.

$10,000 prize/15% off coupon code:


You must enter this when you submit your site to get the discount and enter the draw.

To submit your site head to Best Of The Web, select the right category and follow the submission instructions.

Back In The Office!


September 25, 2007



Got back online this week after a 5 day vacation. Everything is up to date here on DC:

Here’s what I’ve just done…

  • 80 directories have been reviewed
  • 108 ratings have been reviewed
  • 5 directories upgraded to premium
  • 50 emails replied to
  • 3 new advertisers added
  • Weekly average points have been updated

A lot can happen in 5 days ๐Ÿ™‚

Out Of The Office, 20th – 25th Sept


September 19, 2007



This is quick note to all Directory Critic users that I’ll be out of the office from the 20th to the 25th of Sept. Keep submitting your dirs, using the site and reporting dirs and I’ll get everything up-to-date when I get back in.

Thanks for your support ๐Ÿ™‚

Our Server Had Hard Disk Failure


September 16, 2007



Last night, one of the hard drives on our servers failed. The result was the website going down for about 8-10 hours and some minor data lost. We restored a backup from the 13th of September so only a few days data was lost.

If you submitted your web directory after the 13th of September please resubmit it here:


If you paid for a listing, or upgraded to a premium listing please add your web directory then contact us. We will verify you made a previous payment and add your directory back to the site.

There might be a few minor glitches over the next 24 hours while we get everything back up 100%. If you find any problems throughout the site please don’t hesitate to contact us and report them.

Thanks for your patience, we’re working hard to get Directory Critic fully operational again!

New Stuff On Directory Critic!


August 22, 2007



Hi guys and girls!

We’ve added a few new features to the site in the past week. Here they are:

  1. Social Bookmarking Buttons
    If you use social bookmarking, please support us by adding the pages of this site that you like to your bookmarks. You can find buttons to all the popular social bookmarking sites on all or lists and homepage.
  2. Thumbnails On Details Pages
    We’ve now added thumbnails to the details page for all directories listed on Directory Critic. You can see an example of Aviva’s details page here.

I’ve also been talking to a few directory owners about the possibility of payment to be listed rather than reciprocal linking. Some directory owners would like the ability to pay a fee for being listed rather than placing a link to us on their site.

Soon we’ll be adding this feature, along with new featured directory listings. For a 1 time fee directory owners will be able to get listed without linking back to us. The recip linking option will still be available for those who don’t mind adding the link.

Featured listings will give directory owners the opportunity to be listed at the top of the paid directory list. Featured listings will be available on the paid list only.

So stay tuned for those updates. Any questions, post a comment!