My site is listed from #1 to #10 on Altavista,Lycos,Hot Bot, webcrawler,out of hundreds of thousands of listings for a lot of my key words (not all).Where do I stand with Google,I'm no where to be found.
You may say, well , your site must have a ton of pop ups (actually not a one ) oh then,your site must have some very negative info (actually , no , it's a beauty salon and its very informative) well then wy ? you might ask?
ANSWER the world may never know.
However , there R a couple of coincidences,and strange occurrences. These R.
#1 after doing research from google on the best ways of making my site google bot friendly,I get to a section where it says ,(these are the mane engines that Google spiders to exchange info with )then it says if your not on google to make sure you have submitted to these other engines (because they spider those particular ones ) a couple of there suggestions were , Yahoo Directory,MSN directory, the open directory.
So I went to all of the ones they suggested and guess what? I'm nowhere to be found on all of them.
So I immediately commence the process of my submission to them. Each one of them wanted at least 100 bucks to submit to and this would just pay for 1 year.
So , here's the scenario that I'm seeing here. OK Google doesn't charge for submission , but all the engines it works with (except the open directory ) do.
I have submitted my site to google 2 times a month for the last 2 years, THEY NEVER LIST IT . I'm # 1 in hundreds of thousands of listings with engines that are not associated with Google,but not even on the list with the ones that R.
I have never paid a dime for a site submission. ( I think this is wy they wont list me )
If I paid Yahoo, MSN , and all the rest I bet you I'd be right up there at the top on google.
You know , there's a saying in the business world that say's
Business is Business,most of us business people will agree that that is a pretty solid statement (meaning ) you do what you gota do to make a buck (or a billion bucks) so I am not the least TICKED off at Google.
I think they do charge for submission (in a round about way)through fees collected from these other engines that they spider.
Though's are my thoughts , I have no proof that this is exactly how it's going down.
If your not selling anything they list you,If you are selling a product,(I feel ) they want some money,but they don't come right out and tell you that.
If you have something for sale on your web site , Google seems to be a little harder to deal with.
I was on Google for about a month when I first started submitting my site ( before I had a working online store front) I was removed after I added my mini mall and online hair products store front on to my site?
AGAIN : THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW FOR SURE .
GO GOOGLE! peace