Every so often I see people discussing whether or not it is still worth getting listed in a web directory. I usually see the idea shot down as being ineffective and not worth the few minutes of time it takes to get a listing. I disagree with that stance. Directory listings are still beneficial. I get actual visits from directory listings on a daily basis. That in itself is a worthy use of my time to get the listing. But it is still helpful from an SEO point of view as well. A clean link from a relevant directory page that has been cached is still going to add to your site's ranking. Maybe not a lot...but some. And it's a great way to kickstart a new site. As with all things, don't rely on just directory listings. But don't ignore them either. It's one of the easiest ways to get a link that there is.