For a start you may need to give free listings to get things going although there's something to watch in who you list on your directory which is summed up by quality attracts quality and trash does trash. Screen your listings and be sure they aren't banned by search engines,low quality sites, scrapper sites or just plain spam. The quality of your listings will reflect the quality of your directory to users, webmasters and to some extent search engines.
Your next choice once your directory starts to grow is how you will benefit from your work. Choices here can be running Pay Per Click advertising, bannerads, affiliate ads or charging for links or maybe both.
To get submissions from quality sites and maybe payment for links webmasters will be looking at or for Higher the Google PR the better, well keyworded title and category description, low density of links/listings per page and the quality of the other sites listed. Here is a neat trick, add top ranking sites under the appropriate categories and other sites trying to achieve top ranking for that particular keyword/category title will probably submit to have their site listed.
From there it is a matter of constantly promoting your directory via links to your site, advertising and marketing.
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