Search Engine Submitions
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
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 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
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
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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