Chances are.. You used a search engine to reach this page. Most
people do. Personally, my homepage is set to "blank" and
if I open my browser, it's to find something FAST, AND, I use a search
engine to get that info. So, we know that search engine placement is
VITAL to getting visitors to your website. This article will touch
on the fast way to be listed (read *PAY*) and the slower way (read
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to pay to have your site listed
in the major search engines! Your site can be listed in the top 3 on
the major search sites, if you're willing to spend the time and effort it
Please READ THIS:
Submitting your site the free way does not
guarantee placement in the search engine! I repeat.. Submitting your
site the free way does not guarantee placement in the search
Paying for placement doesn't guarantee you'll receive the type of visitors
you desire, or even receive visitors at all!
of Relevant content, hard work, diligence, and word of mouth is the best
way to get visitors and return visitors!!!
A long time ago someone coined the phrase "Content is King" and
it still applies. The more content you have on your site, the better
your site is. Plain and simple. Your website will only be as
good as YOU make it!
this article, I'll try to cover the following points:
The proper use of Meta Tags
Free Hosting Sites (geocities, tripod,
angelfire etal) the good and the bad
Guest books, Free For All Pages (FFA),
Reciprocal Links, "Add a Link" sites, webrings, etc.
A few of the more
popular search sites include; Yahoo, Google, Alta Vista, Dogpile, and the
Open Directory Project. There are MANY MANY other search sites on
the www, (don't send me a list!!!) I'm just going to touch on a few of the
more popular search sites.
how to get listed quickly:
- You can pay to be listed within 7 days for only $299, and $299 per
year after that, however, if you run a free site,
this is probably not the solution you seek AND, there is no guarantee
that you will be listed or listed in the category you wish to have your
site listed in!! See
Section 2.5 of Yahoo's TOS.
- Google offers a solution to have you listed on a pay-per-click pricing
scheme with the "Ad
Vista - With Altavista's
Express Inclusion program, You are allowed submission of 500 URLS and
daily indexing of your site for $19.00 every 6 months.
- With Dogpile's guaranteed search inclusion
program, you may submit up
to 500 URLS for a mere *cough* $599.93 yearly! Dogpile search
results are a compilation of the top 5-10 results from several popular
Here's how to get listed for free:
you don't have the funds to pay for the "fast route", here's the
scoop on the free way!! It takes a bit longer for results to appear,
but well worth the wait!
Yahoo - Did you know that Yahoo displays
the Yahoo Directory (paid), first, then displays the "web
matches" if there is no match? Handy information to keep in
mind, because the results of the "web matches" come from
google. Why not just submit your site to google and take your
chances? Chances are good that you'll be listed "on
Google - Since
Yahoo uses Google, you should definitely have your site indexed!
It takes a couple of weeks for results, however, if you're willing to wait for Google to index your site, you can be added for free! Here's
Alta Vista - You can add 5
URLS for free to Alta Vista's basic search for free! Here's
Dogpile - While it's nice to be listed in the Dogpile Picks
section, why not submit your site(s) to the individual engines?
Directory - There is no real "fast route" to being listed with
the Open Directory Project, as it is a human-edited directory.
Simply visit dmoz.org and
click the link ADD URL at the top of the page. You'll have to
spend a little time finding the relevant directory for your listing, and
it DOES take time to be listed!!! However, there are numerous
sites using the ODP results, and you will receive A LOT of exposure!
Fine Tune your web pages (All of them!) for
higher rankings in the search engines!!
We've received tons of request for a search
engine submittal engine, we added one! Please click
here to visit our search engine submittal page.
you like to be listed on groovynet.com? Please click
here and add a link to your NON ADULT website.
Good luck and God
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