Originally Posted by bermuda
If you are going to purchase some directory submission packages, just make sure the companies or staff selling them would be doing a manual job. The automated scripts will not work in most cases and the links submitted would get deleted or even blocked by the systems automatically. If you have the time, begin adding your URLs to the portals one by one and manually.
Most automated submission programs are not totally "automatic". You still have to enter the captcha and sometimes choose a category if your default category doesn't exist.
It's basically the same as entering manually except you don't have to keep entering your info over and over and navigating to your category and navigating from site to site.
And with most of the automated submission programs available, the directories cannot tell the difference between the program and a real manual submitter because they both basically appear the same.
Timesaver? Yes. Fully automatic? No.