| 11:39 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)|
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Search Engine Submission: The Major Players [webmasterworld.com]
| 10:12 am on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
| 1:33 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Web CEO software is good, but on a free trial it only lets you submit to 1 search engine
| 1:38 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
You don't need any SEO software. First of all, you'd end up in trouble, Google doesn't permit automated submissions. With Alta Vista you have to enter some ransom note code that's auto generated at the submit form, so you can't there. There are only 4 worth submitting to, and they end up finding sites through links anyway. Those hundreds of small ones end up accomplishing nothing more than getting people's emails for spam.
Get an ODP listing, you end up in all the search engines, with a ranking boost to boot.
| 1:44 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Couldn't agree more with Marcia, it can be useful however to find some obscure local engines, such as the ones on France, or Thailand etc. Get someone to who can understand the lingo and get them to do a couple of listings for you there. Believe it or not I get some good referrals from local engines!
| 1:45 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Danny Sullivan's www.searchenginewatch.com site has a whole load of search engines as well.
| 2:13 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>>Those hundreds of small ones end up accomplishing nothing more than getting people's emails for spam.
I strongly, (but respectfully) disagree! ;)
Those smaller directories can be a real benefit if you are selective. For instance who knows "La Toile du Québec"? ... One thing is for sure, Quebequers does, with about 25 % of traffic to my local sites. Other smaller, local, specialiced or business directories can also bring loads of traffic and good references.
Of course pages called "Free For All" are worthless nuisances. But if any is selective with smaller directories, he can get a big benefit from it.
Start here : [directory.google.com...]
| 2:51 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Macguru, small local and specialized directories, absolutely. Couldn't agree more. Those are treasures when they're found and they're of good quality. And also some specialized search engines for certain niches. I found some the other day that were incredible.
But not a lot of the junk that's included in the submit to thousands automated programs. People are warned to use web-based email accounts with mass submissions. There's a big difference between quality directories and off-beat search engines that spring up.
A good directory is worth paying for. And what's pre-screened at ODP is not the same as the random lists of search engines included in some of the software out there.
| 3:21 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Then we agree Marcia.
Lets also mention some other evil side of auto-submitters : They are killing some directories. How many times did we hear from a member here he had to shut down his specialized directory because he was flooded with junk submissions. Simply because his directory was added to some some auto-submitter script.
| 3:29 pm on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I have never used an autosubmitter, but I guess that some submit to inappropriate sites, e.g. computer hardware site submitted to a directory listing only search engines, etc.