I see more and more pay per click engines popping up as well as XML trusted feeds. This is great for the Pay per click places as im sure they are getting rich however I simply cant afford these super expensive costs per click.
And as far as the old search engine submission programs go, I see a MUCH smaller list of search engines that still support free listings. And they will get around to listing you when they feel like it... maybe never? Oh, but if you do our pay for inclusion we will have you indexed by tomorrow...
Long live Dmoz.org
Is there anyone out there still getting gobs of web traffic by traditional SEO means? If so, id like to hear from you.