Those were good times and will be missed. [edited by: ogletree at 1:49 pm (utc) on Aug. 4, 2009]
Mass cheap directory submissions used to rock but Google has finally put an end to it. You still need to find good niche directories and high quality directories. I have even seen in a few cases where mass directory submissions has hurt ranking for short periods of time. I do a lot of testing and have a site that was set up and the only links were directory submissions. It got a pr2 and was ranking for some small terms but last week it does not rank like it did before. I have other sites that had directory submissions that have fallen a few places and some have fallen back a few pages.
Those were good times and will be missed.
[edited by: ogletree at 1:49 pm (utc) on Aug. 4, 2009]