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Directory submission is done because website owners want to rank well in Google. A new site starts most of the times with little or no real visitors. Google on the other hand has billions of daily visits. Some links might do wonders for your site and when some links are not enough to make your site rank high in Google you should go after quantity. Automated directory submissions provide just that. Lots of links with little or no effort. 4DL.info provides automated directory submissions for free (in 200 web directories) or for a low fee of $10 (in almost 1000 web directories.)