This is from Directory Script Or Directory Software Can Harm Your Site the owners of Barracuda directory script. Directory Script Or Directory Software Can Harm Your Site The Internet has changed. Directory scripts used to be an effective way to build your site link-popularity and increase your rankings in search engines. Not anymore! As of now, directory software can bring a load of problems to your site, often irreversible. It was hard for us to understand and admit that it is time to stop distributing Barracuda as a links directory script, but we can confidently say that, nowadays, links directory scripts should be avoided at all costs. Why? First, you would be losing your time - building links-popularity through directory-script reciprocation does not work anymore. Second, it is now official that directories are very likely to cause long-term or even permanent exclusion from major search engines, like Google. Third, directories are now nearly useless for end visitors and bring little value to your site. Our recent observations (including panelizing of our sites by Google) prompt us to recommend that you not deploy link directories on your sites anymore and consider removing your current link directories (unless you're absolutely confident about their value). BoonEx Stops Barracuda Distribution Barracuda is no longer available for download. We will not continute its development. Instead, the name and the icon will be used for a whole new product, which is now being developed at BoonEx.