Search Engine Submitions

Search Engines
True Search Engines utilize a software, often referred to as a Robot or Spider, which crawls the web in search of new or updated pages to index. They constantly crawl the web until they have indexed every page. When submitting your web site, you will only be required to enter your URL (web address) and the robot will spider your site and record the full text of every page within your site. It will continue on and follow any external links you may have on your site and eventually index every site on the Web.

Although the spiders will eventually find your site, it may take quite some time. Submitting your URL will speed up the process.

In order for your web site to be listed in a directory, you must register it. They do not search and index the web or spider your web site. You must fill out a form and manually submit each page of your web site.

Directories are usually set up in categories and subcategories and will contain a "Add URL" link within each category. To register your web page, browse through the categories until you find an appropriate category for your site, then go to the "Add URL" link and fill out the submission form.

Announcement Sites
Announcement sites offer you a great way to announce your new site. When you register, your site will be listed in the "What's New" section for a short period of time and then will be archived for their visitors to continue to view.
Search Engine Submissions
When submitting your site to the major Search Engines, I highly recommend manual submission. Many Search Engines are now penalizing sites using autosubmission programs. It will only take a few minutes at each site.

When you're ready to begin listing your site in the directories, announcement and award sites, it would be a good idea to create a text file with all of your pertinent information. This will save you a lot of time by enabling you to copy and paste your information into each form. Each site may require different information, different description lengths, etc., so create several different versions. Your text file should look something like this:

Business Name:
Description #1: 100 characters
Description #2: 150 characters
Description #3: 200 characters
Description #4: 250 characters
(include spaces when counting characters)
Keywords separated by commas:
Keywords separated by spaces:

Three Steps to get visitors to your site:

1. Submit the site to the search engines and directories correctly.
2. Check that it is in the search engines WHEN it should be.
3. Take care to improve your link popularity after the site has been listed.


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