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Submitting to Search Engines

The best way for submission



12:24 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

What is the best and efficient way to be regognised by Search Engines??

My ISP offers me the facilities of a program that I can submit my site to 7000 or so search engines. Is it true??? What should I expect from such a program???

Also is it any better way than a meta tag???

Thanks for your help


2:14 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

>>What should I expect from such a program?

A lot of spam in your inbox, submission to FFA link farms and numerous, worthless engines and directories.

Better than a meta tag?

Meta tags won't get you a better ranking. Clean code and good content works best. Work on quality inbound links, preferably with your anchor text, use good titles and headers and develop quality content. Get your site in ODP. Keep scripting to a minimum, develop a good navigation structure and keep your content updated.

Make your site worthwile to surfers before considering search engines and when and if you decide to submit, submit your site by hand.



4:28 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ditto exactly the recommendations of digitalghost. Once you've decided on the big players, Yahoo, ODP, whether to Inktomi or Looksmart, what PPC you’re opting into, of course Fast and Teoma - it’s then a question of the next layer of directories. We’ve had some great discussion about finding these themed portals so a site search will help point you in the direction of that information.

You really have to hand submit to do it right and that takes a plan. Write out a plan for yourself. Mine looks like this:

Date Submitted:
Date Accepted:
Special Notes:

I start with the most important and I work down the list, always adding to it as I find new and useful directories to submit to. With some of the next level you are often asked for keywords as well. Make sure your meta tags are good and in place for these second levels because they sometimes pull from them for the results.

brotherhood of LAN

8:22 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator brotherhood_of_lan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

I definetely recommend doing what paynt suggests...keep track of what,who and where

Also the case for link popularity. If you are wanting links from other similar web sites, and email them en masse, then you want to make sure youre not spamming people with a "nice" request to get a link on their site. Keep everything in order you dont do it twice

>submitting to search engines

one of the best ways to get recognised is by links on other sites, the more "authoritive" and "important" the site, the better. People look "up" to these sort of sites, and if they see your link, they might put it on their own site too.

Same goes for robots. Get a link on another site, then youre on the "web" map, and spiders will progressively increase their visits to your site :)

New_Alex, check out the date for the first post I made in this forum. Since then, it has been talked about in great detail. If you read up, come back to your own question, I swear, you could answer it yourself ;)


1:20 pm on May 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks very much for your kind and usefull replies. I will consider them ver seriously.



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