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Also... Is there just a general *food& that can be put out on the site's contents to attract more and more spiders quickly? I've noticed that the logs have a tendancy to show one-hit-wonders and once every 2 monthers... And I want active scanning of ALL resources..
Anyways, ideas... are much appreciated. Thanks!
One client has 2 sites.. One of which gets some MAJOR attention... Another, gets next to nothing. Anyways to transfer these spiders back and forth? I think that it would greatly benefit the SE-findings...
Thanks again to whomever might help~
a) Submit the url in question to all SE's you know (free submit is enough, usually).
b) Thrive to get an entry in the ODP (open directory project). While you wont see many recognisable referrals from dmoz.org, quite a few "minor" search engines use the ODP entries, or part of them.
c) See that your pages possess meaningful meta TAGS. Some spiders will only include those meta tags
Referral of the spider to other pages/sites usually is done by anchors (a href="..")
Other than those I dont know any generic tips I could give, different spiders look for different things.
You'll also want to double-check that the sites have good internal text links for spiders to follow.
I wouldn't be overly concerned about spiders other than those from the the major search engines. Some visit on a regular basis; however not all of them deep-crawl. With some you might want to make submissions of additional site pages (keep it under 5 a day from a site)to give a nudge.
skirril's point is well made about the ODP listing, which has a profound influence on your Google ranking.