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1. Directories are important, and can get your site listed in all the major search engines.
Once you've got a couple of dozen, I personally doubt you'll benefit from any more.
But these should be quality directories - do not, ever, for example, submit your site to a directory that demands a reciprocal link. Don't even think about it.
Look at the directory carefully; is there evidence that it is edited, or is it just a load of rubbish? Webmasters are easily tempted by cra* directories, as they do not remove keyword packing and general hype - but think about it; how useful is a directory where the owners don't bother to edit out the excesses? Is that what your site deserves?
Most auto-submitters submit ro 100% useless directories, and most will be reciprocal linkers. plus you'll get spam email for eternity.
Either do it yourself (recommended) or choose a submission service that does manual submissions. Why? Because every quality directory is unique; they have their own style and protocols. a 'standard' submission is likely to fail.
I'm not at all sure what you mean by "a new Article that is targetted at a specific website". Personally, I'd publish YOUR articles on YOUR website, not give someone else the benefit. Article farms are like link exchanges; sad, little value, and often risky. Few - very few - will actually help you at all; so why help them?
also, using submission software ain't gonna cut it. you'll have to do like me and bite the bullet. Most of the best directories reject automated software or the software doesn't cover those directories cause they may simply not know about the particular directory.
it takes about 5 hrs the first time around to sign up, comfirm emails and submit to directories by hand (all 70 or so), so you may want to split it up into two days work. or if need be, i know of a site (of which i'm not affiliated with in any way, shape or form) that can hand submit for 1 dollar per directory. if you need all of that specific info, just pm me.