Tip #1: PROPER DATABASE
Make sure, before you start doing directory submission for your blog or website, first make a proper database of Directory Submission sites list. Pick and use those sites from your database one by one. It will help you to remember which site you have already used to do submission and from where you have to start now.
Tip #2: NEVER SIGN UP
You have no need to register for an account to submit your link. You can directly submit your links without any sign up. Why waste your precious time to create account on multiple directory submission sites. Just go to the directories and start submitting the link.
Tip #3: CHOOSE CATEGORY FIRST
When you are ready to do directory submission, make sure you first select the most appropriate category and then click on Submit Link button. Most of newbie bloggers directly click on Submit Link without choosing the category. You can select the category later also but it will be difficult to choose most appropriate category from the list of all the categories.
Tip #4: CHOOSE PROPER CATEGORY
To take proper benefit of your hard work, you need to submit your site's link in proper category. Don't submit your link in any irrelevant category. If there is no appropriate category in that directory submission site, then try to pick as relevant category as possible and submit your link in that category.
Tip #5: MAKE REPORT OF DATA
After selecting the most appropriate category, you need to click on Submit link. But before clicking the Submit link, first copy the URL of that category from your browser's address bar and keep that URL in any text editor. You can use MS-Excel and prepare a proper report of that URLs so that you can easily find your link after approval.
Tip #6: FILL UNIQUE INFORMATION
During filling the form to submit your link, always keep in your mind that you must fill as unique information as possible. By unique information, I mean to say that don't fill same data (especially description) in all the directory submissions. Each submission should be unique and original.
Tip #7: CHOOSE REGULAR LINKS
All directory submission sites provide three options for submitting the link,Featured links, Regular links and Regular links with reciprocal. Always select regular links because selecting featured links will charge you some cost. Why pay if we can submit our link for free. And if you select regular links with reciprocal, then you need to put link of that directory on your blog. And nobody will like to build blog a link farm.
Tip #8: CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL ID
Once you submit your link in directory submission sites, make sure you check your email account for confirmation link. Usually it takes few days to receive confirmation link. You need to check your emails daily. Once you receive the email, click on confirmation link to confirm your email address. You submission will not approve if you fail to confirm your email address.
Tips #9: WORK IN LIMIT
You need to make a plan with your keywords after doing a keyword research. Select your keywords and then do at most 10 directory submissions for single keyword. Never exclude this limit for same day. You can do more submissions next day. Always try to change your keywords day by day.
Tip #10: SUBMIT SINGLE LINK
If you are targeting different pages with different keywords, then don't submit every links in same directory. Only submit one link per directory. It will give your blog more exposure and popularity in search results and your blog will always be protected from every SEO penalties.