There are hundreds of good web directories that offer free listings for your business. However, these two have very strong presence in major cities like; Atlanta GA, New York NY, Orlando FL, Seattle WA, and Chicago IL. These are some of the most highly competitive cities on the internet, yet these directories get first page exposure on Google in as fast as 15 minutes.
Hot Frog is the local search directory that gets great local visibility all around the US. A business may add their information for free and use multiple tools including an “Add My Products & Services” tab that creates a page that is optimized to rank for those products and services. Hot Frog gives a follow link for your website to associate your website with those keywords as well.
Merchant Circle is another great local search directory that offers a free listing that will rank on the first page of search results of Google, Yahoo, and Bing in major cities. Merchant Circle’s “Promote my Business” tab has a “Create/Manage Blog” tool that gives you the ability to publish your products and services to search engines and appear in search results in as fast as 15 minutes. These blog articles offer a follow link to your website to give you credit for the article as well.