One of most important steps in any site's publicity campaign is submission to Open Web Directory (http://www.dmoz.org) as this directory provides search results for many of most important search engines and online portals. This directory is not a robot driven spider, but a human edited directory and you must observe a few important points if your submission is to be successful.
1.Make sure that your site has original content. If you are only publishing a collection of affiliate links or if your site is a clone of other sites that are plentiful on web, then your submission is likely to be rejected. If you are dealing with affiliate products you can of course add content, such as product reviews or additional information and thus show editors that your site has something original to offer.
2. Check your site for spelling errors and in general, make sure that your site looks good. Though editors are looking for original content, they are only human and will be annoyed by errors and by a clumsily built site. It is my experience that professionally designed sites, with good content, always make it into directory eventually (more on time factor later).
3. Be sure to put your contact information on web site. An e-mail address is not enough. I spoke to one editor and he told me that if he doesn't see a physical address or telephone number then entrants in his category "are toast." Especially if you are selling something, you need to build credibility with your customers, and in this case, with Open Directory editors, by giving proper contact information.
4. Choose right category for your submission. When you submit a URL to a robotic search engine there is not much to think about, but whenever you submit to a directory an important part of that submission is choosing a proper category. Go online and see where sites similar to yours have been placed in directory. When you find category that you think is best, then press add URL link. In some categories editors put a note mentioning restrictions for that category. Please heed these notes carefully and don't submit to this category if your site doesn't meet criteria.