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Where to submit?

Hmmm ........

   
4:59 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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O.k. Here's the case. I have one day to come up with and present a small presentation to my boss(s) on how I am going to promote the web sites on search engines. My question is " What is the most important search engine DB's to submit to? " I have thought of it being Inktomi and DMOS. I don't know of anymore of them so if you know of anymore that are fairly important, please drop a post.

Thanks :)

5:09 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hey circuitjump - welcome to WMW.

Here's a start:
Directories:
www.Yahoo.com
www.dmoz.org
www.LookSmart.com

Engines:
FAST (www.alltheweb.com)
www.google.com
www.altavista.com

and if you have the money to spend it couldn't hurt to do some keyword research and put up some bids at www.goto.com

5:11 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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circuitjump

I have found that Looksmart, Inktomi, DMOZ and Yahoo's directory have really helped my listings. All of these are paid except DMOZ. You can also another important engine to get into is Google, to get a better idea of what Google is looking for go to the home page. Brett did a great post as to what Google is looking for, I dont have that post off of the top of my head. Hope this helps.

3:54 pm on May 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks everyone,
I hav ea new question. If looksmart.com is affiliated with inktomi and altavista and a few other search engines out there are affiliated with looksmart.com, would'nt it be best to sign up with inktomi since it seems to be the route of it all?

Thanks

4:04 pm on May 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>>would'nt it be best to sign up with inktomi since it seems to be the route of it all?

Not at all. Inktomi results are presented after all the Looksmart results, so even if you have a number one ranking in Inktomi, it still will not go near as far as a listing in Looksmart. The traffic from MSN alone is well worth the Looksmart investment.