I tried two paid inclusion providers to see how they matched up.
company 1 - indexed and included on partner sites. very pleased - indexes every 24 hours.
company 2 - seems to have trouble picking up pages. data three weeks out of date.
I emailed company 2 who replied and said they found a page in lycos (which was already 3 weeks old) and no explanation of why it could not pick up changes. Why it had failed to do as it promised in the ad.
Company 2 seem to be clueless about technology and clueless about customer support. I have emailed them again asking for an explantion - at least!
I guess some "snake oil peddlers" moved from SEO to paid inclusion.