We have just recently opened our site. In matter of days we have attracted many visitors to come and see our cool (called by our visitors) design. No sales yet which is OK at this time. We are specializing in DJ and night club listing and dance music sale. We tried so many search engines, however no luck. You will be listed under your name (thanx to INKTOMI), however your will not be indexed. I personally spoke to INKTOMI and they told me that they are out of capacity and only those sites with many links to them will be indexed (same for the rest of the search engines).
Therefore I think we should focus on personal touch and have your visitors link you.