I'm new to SEO, but I'm looking to do whatever needs to be done. I've been checking out the directory submission method. After doing about 10 of them myself I got really bored. I've seen places that will do 100 of them for $5 and that seems like a good way to save some time. So these are my questions: 1) Is mass directory submission considered blackhat SEO? 2) Will this just help me get a higher PR? (I've seen some of the directories have up to PR6) 3) Is this even worth my time and effort... or money? If it is really all that effective, I'm wondering why I don't see my competitors listed in the directories. I'm sure a lot of people don't know anything about SEO, but still you'd expect some kind of effort. Thanks!