While I don’t recommend paying for links on a bunch of websites to help increase your link popularity, or PR; there are a few which may help increase your PageRank, as well as deliver valuable traffic to your website.
Best of the Web (BOTW) is one of those web directories!
BOTW.org is rather expensive, however many of the sub-directories here appear to have decent PageRank, contain a list of quality websites, and gets a ton of visitors. So submitting here, in affect, is much more valuable than submitting to 10 or more low-quality directories.
If you decide to submit your website here, why not Become a BOTW reseller? This will save you and your clients 25% on each directory submission. Even if you only plan on submitting one directory listing, why not quickly save yourself 25% by signing up for their reseller program.
The sign-up process takes no more than a minute or two, and you can choose to be paid via PayPal or check.
One of the coolest things about this program is earning annual commissions on approved directory listings!
So be sure to check out BOTW.org the next time you are looking for a high-quality web directory, or decent reseller plan.
Note: Since the search engine Gods do frown upon buying links; I wouldn’t “expect” to receive “Link Juice” or PageRank increase from most web directories. However, many tests have shown that some quality directories still pass the almighty Link Juice. Submitting to a “few” high-quality web directories such as BOTW and not a ton of low-quality directories is a safe way to get directory links.