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Before you submit your a site to you need to know you may not get listed in the directory. There are two primary reasons for this:
  1. Your site stinks.
  2. You submitted to a category that is dead.

Assuming reason one doesn't apply to you, how can you avoid reason two? You can't avoid it completely but your chances are better if you submit to a category that shows some signs of life. This tool will help you find categories that show some signs of life, in other words they have been edited recently or have an editor asigned that has done some recent edits.

So try some keywords, pick a good category for your site, and if you stay on your subject there is a better chance that you will get listed. Tip: Use a broad term like "web" or "sports" or "wedding" and narrow down.