This is without question one of the most popular link building strategies being promoted by bloggers. It’s usually free, you don’t have to think while submitting to directories and it’s easy to build backlinks.
Quite a number of people decided to take this to another level a few years ago by creating small link directories on every site they published. By doing so every site they created got several links the minute it was created.
Since more and more link directories were created Google decided to get rid of them and gave almost all of them low rank. There’s still a few high PR link directories left but it’s widely discussed if they really give you any advantage.
Popular link directories
Find free link directories
By searching for “free link directory” on Google you’ll find thousands of directories where you can add your site. If it feels like to much effort, you can visit Vilesilencer where they list and rank over one hundred directories.
Link directories are a waste of time
Even though you’ll easily receive hundreds of links through this method I recommend you to avoid it. It takes a lot of time and my experience shows that link directories gives you just a small or none amount of link power.
Instead I recommend you to read my other methods for link building.