I have tried out several search engine submission programs, just to see what they are all about, including Internet Business Promotor, Dynamic Submission, and Web Position Gold. I didn't buy any of them, as I'm not sure if they are worth the value, which brings me to the subject of this post.
As near as I can tell, they are a very convenient way of keeping track of your search engine ranking (although that's a guess, since the trial versions are lame), as well as keeping track of keyword density, meta information/density, etc. Then there are also the submission tactics themselves, which again are hard to quantify without paying for the program.
My general thoughts are to NOT pay for something if it is just going to be a "convenience" for me, and only to shell out the cash if the program will do something that I can't do manually. However, that being said, I have a HUGE list of search engines that I submit to (I hit the "little guys" regularly), and it takes a very long time. Add to that the fact that in some of the smaller search engines, I would like to submit specific keyword-enhanced pages in addition to the main page, and the time factor becomes even more evident.
So, given that submission is equal to a large time investment, do you think these programs are worth the price? Most of them range from $79 to $150 dollars for a single user license.