Hi Folks, Earlier on you will recall I was asking opinions on paying for manual directory submission as opposed to doing it myself - only because of time. Well the results are as follows: I was accepted into 20% of the directories. As much as I could determine at least. What I do not know is if this is a decent result or not? The other part of the equation is that even though I've endeavoured to optimize the site, to the best of my knowledge, and follow Mike's recommendations, my site is still small (9 pages), so don't know if this has any bearing? The good news is I have made some more sales and having reinserted my adsense links am starting to make some change there again. Don't get me wrong its all modest, but my traffic is steadily increasing and it seems that it is heading in the right direction. That said -- quite a long way to go. Thanks for all the support everyone. I work from home and sometimes it can feel isolating, so it is good to know there are others out there like me to relate to. Best.