Quick question, I plan to submit my site to ODP, as there are many categories, I need some guidance. As we are a commercial site selling italian specialties I assume I need to register in shopping-then ethnic and regional? I looked in directory under recreation and food and only saw only listings for portals etc, not online stores. Thanks again for your help, this is all so new to me.I don't want to make a mistake and inflame my client.
I would search ODP on your best keywords and see what categories come up that your site would fit into. If you find several then pick the one with the highest pagerank and subit to that one. If all other things are equal (ie: similar pageranks) then I would pick a category that has an editor. If you pick a cat with no editor you may have to wait longer.