I know that everyone here does whatever they can to build up their backlink profile, whether it's blog commenting, using xrumer, article submissions, Digg commenting blah blah blah. So I figured I would throw up a list of free directories (old school) that actually show up as backlinks. So here's the story: 13 sites submitted to 1165 directories over a 3 month span. Since September 08, here are 174 directories that are actually showing up as backlinks for my sites, and a list(s) of free directories that I submitted to: *Quick side note: I think it would be pretty cool if everyone pitched in on this one, comparing their records using linkdiagnosis.com, backlinkwatch.com, seoMOZ's Linkscape (membership required) or good old Y! Site Explorer. I guess I'm just tired of wasting my time/money on 4000+ free directories that don't actually do anything.