Originally Posted by HellaCooL
I feel that I have just wasted $200.
maybe you did, maybe you didn't. the directory submission fees are based on ongoing value though. I remember that recently you said you were selling one of your sites. my roommate is going to school now too, and I know he and I think differently about different sums of money. I am not saying that $200 means nothing, just that right now it does not mean much to me.
some people who complain about value propositions try to go after keywords that would make them 6 or 7 figures a year and then gripe about $30 here and there. not saying you are that type, but as with any other type of marketing directory placements do have some risk to them, typically though I think its less risk than most other types of maketing.
you can rank for most terms without spending much money, but as you start to value your time more you become more willing to spend here and there in the place of using up your time.