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Hope your all well, I was wondering if you could help.
I have a main website (www.mydomian.co.uk) which consists of many language specific sub folders (www.mydomian.com/es, www.mydomian.com/fr, www.mydomian.com/br etc..) I want to submit each language specific url to the fast network in order to achieve worldwide results throughout the network -would this work? Following this i intend to do the same in Inktomi, Teoma and any other engines you suggest.
I am new to global promotion, is the above method a good strating point? Where next! Help, help, help, I have been searching this site for answers but i have not identified any conclusive strategies.
Hi and welcome to WebmasterWorld :)
Make sure to get into Google first. That's were a large chunk of your traffic is going to come from probably. To get in, you need incoming links from other sites already listed in Google.
From there you'll choose which other engines to submit to. Recent changes have taken place in this world. Overture bought Altavista and Alltheweb and people are debating what changes will happen there. Yahoo bought Inktomi this month and we're still waiting for final results of that too. You can get into Altavista and Alltheweb for free but it can be a long process. There are pay for inclusion alternatives too with those two engines.
Teoma isn't free and not many people use that engine yet even though they have some unique and interesting features. I wouldn't put priority on them.
You used to be able to get in to Inktomi for free by having a good amount of incoming links. They also have PFI.
Click around here a little and you'll get some valuable tips and ideas from the community. Cheers!
Hi Suzzanne, thanks for your reply.
Just out of interest, with regards to my idea of submitting each language to the fast network - could you see this working, or more importantly, is it allowed?
Susanne is spot on. With Fast and INK you would have to pay per page. Only those pages get indexed. If you have many languages with many pages this can be an expensive undertaking.
For a list of Fast outlets see here:
If you are serious about promoting the site in different countries I would suggest to try and get local links. Covering the local directories will most likely get your local pages indexed, and it's likely to be more effective and cheaper in the long run than doing PFI.
Many thanks Heini,
Taking into consideration that my client is expecting fast results and that they have a very high budget would you recommend PFI into the indexes listed above?
I plan to submit to the local engines and directories, the above method is solely for the purpose of gaining rapid global visibility - is this the way?
>is this the way?
It would be a part of the way. IMO. I would additionally consider Adwords, and Overture.
Just keep in mind what Susanne said about Google: It gives you the broadest reach worldwide. Getting into Google can be done very quick, provided cash is no problem. Buy links from directories or elsewhere, and you'll have fast results.
Thanks Heini, your a star!