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Submission on a budget

     

wangdy

2:47 pm on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Let me ask this as a poor person.. how do you submit without paying an arm and a leg.....
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Brett_Tabke

3:06 pm on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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All Free
1:Google
2:ODP
3:Try a yahoo free category
4:Zeal
5:Fast AllTheWeb
6:WiseNut
7:Look for topic niche directories in your kw set
8:Put a url or two into HotBot

mivox

5:49 pm on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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3:Try a yahoo free category

For commercial sites, if you get accepted to the Regional (free) business listings for your geographic area, you could end up with a "secondary" listing in the main business ($299/year) area.

7:Look for topic niche directories in your kw set

A suggestion for niche directories was made by one of our members a while back: Search for: "keyword phrase" "add url", "keyword phrase" "submit site", "keyword phrase" "submit url" and "keyword phrase" "add site" in your favorite search engines...

This will return a whole bunch of fairly topical niche directory sites that allow you to submit your site for a listing. Most of them will be free, in my experience.

Michael Weir

7:30 pm on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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altavista, directsh*t (DirectHit), about.com

Marcia

5:38 am on Jan 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Email is still free. Find some quality sites that relate to the subject matter that don't have a mass of meaningless links and write to the webmaster or site owner for a link exchange. If it's a site worth exchanging with, put up a link first and include the URL to show them. Send a suggestion for the link text back, or include the url of a banner if that's the method to be used.

Search engines are looking for quality sites to include in their index; they'll find you by following the links. For directories, read up on how to pick a category and submit prior to submission. Some people (like me) feel better submitting also, just the root or a couple of main pages, in the case of Alta Vista or at MSN.

Submission nowadays is pretty much "play and pray." You just do it by rote, by hand, to only the important ones and forget the rest.

Added:
>Let me ask this as a poor person..

Let me answer as someone who's been doing business with a lot of poor people for a while. Never underestimate the power of networking on line. There are email lists in an awful lot of niches; you just have to find an active one. After a while you get to know who's who, and there's a lot to learn because they all do business on line, some off as well.

It's a great way to find people to link with. I'm very mingy with links, and check out the sites, their links, and their rankings before I connect them with a client site. It doesn't take a whole lot to get to PR 4 or 5, just some careful selection.

It's a lot easier and more effective than going through the re-submission routine month after month. The time is better spent reading, studying and improving sites and establishing good links.

sparty

5:37 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)



Marcia,

Just a question on your last post. How do you go about checking out another site's PR ranking?

Michael Weir

5:46 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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go to google.com and download the google tool bar. It'll display the PR for every site you visit.
 

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