I don't know if you will read this, but I think it is a good question, and maybe some of us can give a little thought what you might say.

Let's suppose starting around 2005 I submitted my site to a combination of quality directories already in existence, as well as some new ones. There were multiple reasons I did this.

  1. Google published on their website that submitting to directories could be a good thing. They emphasized DMOZ and Yahoo, but some of the advice from Matt Cutts also...

Question for Matt Cutts on Directories