Submitting Your Site to Robotic Search Engines

Lycos Search Engine
Currently, Lycos is part search engine, part directory, and is a Robotic Search Engine that also uses DMOZ search results. It usually takes about 4 weeks to get listed at Lycos, depending on when you submit your site for review. Lycos uses robotic "spiders" to index their results, which usually operate once every 4 weeks, therefore if your site happens to be submitted shortly before the next spider, it is possible that you could be listed very quickly.

Excite Search Engine
Much like Lycos, Excite is a Robotic Search Engine, and operates in a very similar manner, with both a Robotic Search Engine and a directory. Excite has recently partnered with Looksmart, and offers the same submission packages. There is a robotic search engine as well as a directory, and you may choose to submit your site to either one. Submissions to the Search Engine typically take from 2 - 4 weeks, and submissions to the Excite directory via Looksmart are available in two packages, "Regular Submissions" which take up to 8 weeks, and cost US$99.00, and "Express Submissions" which take just two business days.

Alta Vista Search Engine
Alta Vista is another robotic search engine which has a heavy emphasis on Meta Tags. Meta tags are "tags" hidden in a sites HTML code. Generally speaking, the main meta tags used by most websites are "Keywords" and "Description", which tell the search engine spider what your keywords and web site description is. If your site does not contain meta tags, you should have them installed prior to submission to Alta Vista. Alta Vista, like Excite, has recently partnered with Looksmart, and now offers two types of submissions. Submissions directly to Alta Vista are free, and take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to be reviewed. Submissions via Looksmart are available in two packages, "Regular Submissions" which take up to 8 weeks, and cost US$99.00, and "Express Submissions" which take just two business days.

MSN Search Engine
This is one of the most important of the "Robotic" Search Engines, and is now also partnered with Looksmart. MSN no longer accepts submissions, and all submissions must be done via Looksmart. Submissions via Looksmart are available in two packages, "Regular Submissions" which take up to 8 weeks, and cost US$99.00, and "Express Submissions" which take just two business days.

Google Search Engine
Google is one of the newest search engines, and is easy to use and free of advertising. Currently Google uses DMOZ for most search results, and now all new sites must be submitted via DMOZ.

All the Web Search Engine
Alltheweb.com has an extensive listing of websites, and is a strictly robotic Search Engine. It generally takes approximately 3 weeks to get listed in Alltheweb.

Webcrawler Search Engine
This is another robotic search engine, using Excite and Looksmart results, with a 3-4 week waiting period for all new submissions. Submissions via Looksmart are available in two packages, "Regular Submissions" which take up to 8 weeks, and cost US$99.00, and "Express Submissions" which take just two business days.

Netscape Search Engine
Netscape has now partnered with DMOZ, and only accepts submissions via DMOZ.

Northern Light Search Engine
This robotic search engine is increasing in popularity, and processes all submissions of new sites within 3-4 weeks. This site is extremely easy to use, and has recently begun a massive advertising campaign. All submissions are free of charge.

Hotbot Search Engine
Hotbot is another popular robotic search engine which is part of the Lycos Network. Hotbot also uses Looksmart, and accepts submissions both directly to Hotbot, and via Looksmart. Submissions via Looksmart are available in two packages, "Regular Submissions" which take up to 8 weeks, and cost US$99.00, and "Express Submissions" which take just two business days.


 

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