I definetely recommend doing what paynt suggests...keep track of what,who and where
Also the case for link popularity. If you are wanting links from other similar web sites, and email them en masse, then you want to make sure youre not spamming people with a "nice" request to get a link on their site. Keep everything in order you dont do it twice
>submitting to search engines
one of the best ways to get recognised is by links on other sites, the more "authoritive" and "important" the site, the better. People look "up" to these sort of sites, and if they see your link, they might put it on their own site too.
Same goes for robots. Get a link on another site, then youre on the "web" map, and spiders will progressively increase their visits to your site :)
New_Alex, check out the date for the first post I made in this forum. Since then, it has been talked about in great detail. If you read up, come back to your own question, I swear, you could answer it yourself ;)