Search Engine and Directory Submission: Automated, Manual, or Not at All?

If you want your site to be found on the Internet, very few people would debate the wisdom of submitting it to Google or DMOZ. It obviously makes sense to be listed on the premier search engine and in the top directory. But what about all those other directories and engines out there? Is it worthwhile being listed, and if so, is it better to make your submission manually or use an automated software tool? This article will examine these questions and in the process try to determine what to look for if you decide to use an automated tool for submission.
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Submitting to Directories: A Comprehensive Guide

For a guide to be comprehensive, it cannot but be lengthy. For the hardened veterans of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) struggles, there may be only a few surprises here, but as it is my intention to make this guide accessible to relative newcomers to this complex and rapidly evolving subject, I hope that the thoroughness of the exposition will be appreciated.
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