Years back when I first started with my forums I remember looking at this idea to promote my first forum. I ended up subscribing to a few directories that were active at the time. I also subscribed the new forum to a number of search engines as would be the normal situation with any new site. As time passed I could never see any significant advantage that those directories that I had joined really added any value to my forum at all. So I stopped even looking at this as a viable source for obtaining extra traffic to my site. All the time I have been using the internet I cannot recall that I ever checked a web directory when looking for any information on the internet. Using a search engine just seems the logical way to go. Another thing that makes me wonder about the use of them being of any great advantage was when Yahoo shut down their one the end of 2014. If they were really a great source of sending traffic to your site why would Yahoo drop the idea completely as they did. Will I give them another chance in the future I suppose I might as they ones remaining might have progressed further from the time I used them many years back.