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I've noticed that many SEO or online marketing books are still suggesting that people submit their new site's URL through any number of search engine submission websites. In checking client site statistics, I'm seeing (at best) that only 2-3% of search engine referred visitors are coming from somewhere other than Google, Yahoo and MSN.
Does anyone here still use those submission sites?
I suggest manual submission to some good web directories and forget about the rest.
If you do decide to use a submission service, use a throw away email address.
As you say, the big three will find your website anyway (through inbounds) but since they provide the manual submission service I use it to ensure that they do find find us.