In November last year we informed you that MSN might be closing its small Biz Directory. Marketing Pilgrim informs about an email 'with instructions for making any last minute changes to your directory listing, before editing permissions are removed and the directory changes format.'
According to Andy the existing listings will retain their “link friendliness and search ranking value”.
The email states:
Microsoft retiring Submit It!
On May 18th 2007 Microsoft will retire its Submit It! service. The service’s site preparation, directory submittal, and reporting tools will be decommissioned. To help you transition away from the service, we are giving you a limited time of free service. In addition, existing Submit It! customers are being offered a way to retain their Small Business Directory listings, for free, through 2008. Please read below for more detail and when you can expect to see changes.
For a detailed information read the full mail.