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Month Search Engine Submission? YES or No

     

EM2o0

7:01 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Should you submit a site every month or no? even to bit sites like google, yahoo.. etc? what do you think? Or submit it once a year?
7:50 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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At first I was one for resubmitting time after time until I realized a single link on someone elses site worked just so well and got it listed easier than resubmitting!
8:32 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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No. If you arent in the index or a directory then every 21 to 30 days is definitely not spamming them thats ok. If your in an index and you make changes you can resubmit or wait til the spider finds you again it will.
8:40 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Are there any search engines around that actually require you to re-submit?

Is that what you meant emb2o0? I'm just guessing since you said 'once a year'.

8:51 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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My tip :)

I gain a few clients every month. I have not submitted a client to any search engine apart from:

a) Yahoo
b) DMOZ
c) Inktomi PFI
d) Teoma PFI
e) FAST PFI
f) Lú UK

Then I do it once and forget about it (apart from re-subscribing).

For those client who don't take PFI, I get a DMOZ link - and then forget about it.

My site hasn't been submitted to a search engine since early 2000.

Bottom line - if you get a link from a site which is already in a major SE, you don't need to submit. You WILL get crawled. Directories (apart from DMOZ) usually need paying - and even if they don't, how would you feel if you were an editor getting the same site submitting again and again and again and again.....

The submit often or you will fall off argument is rot!

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The submit often or you will fall off argument is rot!

I'd hope so! I haven't resubmitted anything. I had the idea that was a "90's" thing that happened in the "good old days" of lots of ads and dragging people back to the site to see them :) That was before SERP's were relevant too?

Any of the smaller engines/directories not mentioned IMO most likely "acquire" their results from one of the above anyway....unless their is a very niche and applicable site that insists you resubmit.

9:00 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi EM2o0,

Welcome to WebmasterWorld.
Did you read paynt's welcome post [webmasterworld.com]? Nice way to get started here.

Marcia already dropped you some gems about it in this thread:

[webmasterworld.com...]

Please take time to fully enjoy them.

Search engine submission is DEAD unless you use your plastic. The rest not requiring any fees will find you from there. Monthly submissions are of no use and not advisable on most of the market.

Only free submission directories like DMOZ.ORG are worth monitoring.

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>Should you submit a site every month or no?

I submitted this site 2 years ago - never touched it since. For clients, submit once and forget.

9:10 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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And then seek out those second level portals and directories, both general and theme specific and spend your time submitting to them.