If you follow the same rules as Google... yes it would
Do you think that there is a special set of rules for Google that doesn't apply to you?
The rules of automated site indexing and directory listing sites are laid out. You don't have to pay off a politician, you don't have to be a multi-billion dollar company. You just have to play by the same rules as Google, Yahoo, Bing, Cuil, Dogpile, Ask, altavista, metacrawler, lycos, alltheweb, and many many many more.
There isn't a set of rules for Google and another for the rest of us. We can all create online directories, it has been a part of the web for a long time.
Does anyone remember what it was like before directories were common place. If you didn't know the name of a URL then you wouldn't ever find it. If your site wasn't linked from a site people went to then no-one found your site unless you did print ad campaigns that had your URL advertised. Directories are our friends.
Google is a search engine. Asserting that it isn't is silly. That is like saying NBC isn't a tv station it is an ad server... it is a tv station that is why people view it. Google is a search engine that is why people view it.
People don't change their channel to NBC to watch ads.
People don't go to Google to view ads
NBC runs ads because they have something (tv shows and news) that people view and others find those eyeballs worth something.
Google runs ads because they have something (Internet search results) that people view and others find those eyeballs worth something.
Google doesn't run search results because people come for ads.
NBC doesn't run TV programs because people are watching commercials.
How silly does this sound?
NBC isn't a Tv Network that is a common misconception. They are an ad server.