Watch the YouTube video on how to scrape, buy fiver lists, look around the forum and you should be able to accumulate a decent number of directories. http://youtu.be/wNS2Sx_AzTc
I have about 13K Dir... 10K OK... 1124 Successfully submitted... 45 of those are my personal Blog Network
I think the last time I checked I'm getting about 250-400 live links out of those. It could be more, I haven't checked. I schedule my articles out over a week or so
Just know that on Fiverr the more sales of that listing the more people have those directories. You will find a lot of crap in some that I have purchased. But that's just the way it is. Sort through it and move on.
I have my Threading = 15 and Timeout = 45 and Email Throttle = 200
Seems to work pretty good for me and a few others on here.
I like to set up a decent spun article with no links and submit to ALL the OK dir. Once that is done, I take all the ones that are submitted and save them to a folder. Do this with and without a summary. Save all that were submitted. Then after a day try and submit again to the ones that have failed.. Save submissions again. Eventually you will work up a good list in that folder. Then ONLY use that folder so you can save Captcha costs.
I also only like to have about 5-7 articles per author account. Then I'll move on to another. Eventually I'll come back to those accounts and submit again. I feel this will keep me from getting banned.