One of the most important things that you must prepare before submitting yourself to a directory is an objective description of your website. Directories will frown upon any description that seems promotional in nature and will reject your listing. Make sure you prepare an objective, well-written description of your website before you start.
Some of the key directories to list in are:
Find more directories relevant to your business
Search for relevant and quality directory websites using Google. Type in the following search string. 'Directory:[keyword describing my website theme]'. You will need to choose a very generic keyword. For example a website selling meat to a New Zealand market could try the following searches to find relevant directories. “New Zealand” “Meat” “Butcher” “Recipes”
Keep track of your inbound links
Keep track of your list in a spreadsheet and constantly add to it. Signup for Google Alerts and then Google will notify you when they have found a new website linking to your website.