Getting links from open web directories
One way to start building links is by submitting the website to popular link directories. But first, two words of warning:
• Do not submit to suspicious-looking and banner-loaded link-farms. Choose directories that are well attested in popular search engines and web-portals. The most important directories in your list should be dmoz.org and dir.yahoo.com.
• Submit only when the site is ready. The waiting list for popular human-edited directores is quite long, so it can take up to few months before your site is even reviewed. It’s a waste if your site is skipped because it looks like an “under construction” placeholder.