In SEO many times quick and easy is a sure way to get a penalty on your site. This isn’t always the case though. There are a few sites out there that provide value while offering a link back to your site.
The site I am talking about right now is AboutUs.org. It’s a directory of websites where you simply talk about your site. You can include things such as contact info and a brief overview.
Initially you will find that your link is NoFollow. Which is the way you tell Google you don’t trust the link. It’s good that they do this, as you don’t want directories linking dofollow to the many spammy sites out there. The link can be changed to dofollow with a little bit of work though.
First, you will want to edit your page and update it to contain all the info you can. A short description, title, tags, and contact info are a great way to start. Follow these guidelines here: http://www.aboutus.org/How_to_improve_AboutUs_pages
Once you have updated your site you can read this page: http://www.aboutus.org/DoFollow to see what steps you need to take to get the links changed to dofollow.
An example of one of my most recent sites is here: http://www.aboutus.org/ParkingGames.com. You can see it’s just a basic overview of the site, providing some contact info and a nice little image.
Quick and easy links back to your site are few and far between. AboutUs.org is a good start to getting the word out about your website.