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9:05 pm on Feb 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi guys,

I can always read excellent postings here nearly about everything which helped me a lot to get closer and closer to the victory in this dirty search engine war.
However I'm still confused about submission frequency in general. It seems that everybody uses different ways to submit his pages.
I know that it's not easy to answer. It depends on whether someone is just beginning SEO with his brilliant newborn site or others, like me, who have already a functioning, promoted site, but needing better position and traffic.

So my question is rather for those who can give me advice on how often to submit the domain, pages, hallway pages... etc to the different SEs, e.g. which SE likes what?
I always read: "do not submit one page per SE per day" (just an example...it is also WPG's recommendation as well..). What does it mean?? Do I have to submit pages to SEs continuosly?? Every day? (I know that Google is an exception, but the others...?)

Any help will be welcomed!



2:34 pm on Feb 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to Webmasterworld. Indeed there are a lot of different opinions out there on website submission. What we have found to be effective without triggering any spam filters is to submit 5 pages per domain per day. Some engines allow more than this, but if you stick to this schedule things will go very smoothly.

There are various submission tools and websites which will allow "queueing" of the submission process so it can be as easy as loading URL's from a text file into the software/website and letting them do the work for you. However for the important domains/pages, manual submission is well worth your time to do it right.


8:26 pm on Mar 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member agerhart is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Does this apply to all search engines?


2:21 am on Mar 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>>Does this apply to all search engines?

Not sure about the question but as far as manual submission goes I'd say look at the top forums here at webmasterworld. If you see the search engine mentioned by name, it is probably worth submitting by hand.

If your question is referring to number of submissions per day, 5 is safe for the various search engines.


6:11 pm on Apr 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

Also a newbie. The question in regards to frequency in submission has been puzzling to me as well.

Eljefe3, when you refer to submitting 5 pages per domain per day are you refering to it's original content, i.e., my pages of my site that are the "actual" content; or are you refering to doorway pages?



3:07 am on Apr 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi nathan_ali,

The 5 pages per day per domain safe limit incorporates both doorway pages and actual content. For example 3 actual content and 2 doorway pages.

I tend to favor making doorway pages that are part of the actual site content. In other words make each and every page as if it were a doorway as well as integrating the pages into your actual content. Use descriptive titles, heading tags etc. just as you would a doorway page.

Make sure all the pages in the domain link to each other (preferably a text descriptive link <a href="domain.com/ yellow_widgets.html"> Yellow widgets </a> ).


2:37 pm on Apr 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks eljefe3. We've made some mistakes in the past and are starting out with a new site. We greatly appreciate your input. Hoping to get some good rankings on our "fresh" site.



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