Originally Posted by jamesadam432 View Post
Directory submission is normally used as a technique for doing search engine optimization of a website. I heard recently that this method is not much useful now. Is it right?
any suggestions for new techniques please.
I don't think it is directory submission per sey that has been devalued, rather that many of the directories themselves have been devalued.
It can still be a part of a wider link building strategy, but avoid the low PR ones, find niche directories if you can, submit manually, and don't submit if a reciprocal link is required. As in all things, it is quality rather than quantity that is important.
As far as I am aware there is nothing new that has come along to replace directories, but there are already many other ways of building links.