What are Web Directories and Why Do I Need Them?
A web directory or link directory is a directory on the World Wide Web. It specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links. A web directory is not a search engine and does not display lists of web pages based on keywords; instead, it lists web sites by category and subcategory.
Most web directory entries are also not found by web crawlers but by humans. The categorization is usually based on the whole web site rather than one page or a set of keywords, and sites are often limited to inclusion in only a few categories. Web directories often allow site owners to submit their site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness. RSS directories are similar to web directories, but contain collections of RSS feeds, instead of links to web sites.
The importance of Google Places. Link to Questions about how to make sure you have all your ducks in a row for Google. Check out this article regarding the top local search directories
TOP TEN LOCAL SEARCH DIRECTORIES:
And here’s this re top 49 with the author’s most popular 25 listed below: