I am starting to see people offering their services for submitting your site to a number of directories for a few bucks. I found one that allows you to do it yourself or contract it out, and it works really well. First you fill out a form with up to 10 titles and descriptions for your site (to vary the text). Then, you can either submit to 20 directories for free, or over 100 for $10. If you prefer, you can pay $10 plus 50 cents per directory to have them do it all for you. But here is the cool part. Using IE only, you navigate to each directory, and right click to fill out the submission form. One of the 10 titles/descriptions that you set up, will randomly populate the form. You get to submit with one click, using various titles and descriptions, yet you are still manually submitting. Another right-click will track the submission for you. I zoomed through 70 directories this morning in very little time.
Because you are actively visiting each directory, you are still able to consider the quality of the directory before submitting. This helps you feel confident that you aren't submitting to some blind list of FFAs or bad neighborhoods. It is like a manually automated process. (I like that phrase). 🙂 Check out this cool service at www.4th-media.com/submission/.