Since 1994 we have specialized in Inbound website marketing for over 6,500 companies to increase consumer loyalty and find new customers online via Google organic ranking, social media and pay per click. Back links are a big part of getting higher organic ranking in Google. It's not a secret, or trickery its simply a method of obtaining accepted links that Google will favor and consider natural. All sites submit themselves to directories and it was one of the first ways to get a quality back link back in the day. They still work today but they do need to be Do Follow links meaning Google will index your link off their site and count it as a back link. You are subject to Google No Following the directories pages thus losing the back link, but most of the directories we hand submit to are Do Follow and have held that status for years. Most free submissions take from 1-6 months on average to index but over time they add up. Please enjoy this list of General, Industry Specific and Regional directories that I actually use for my own clients.