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How to get crawled

with no text on front page

4:10 pm on Sep 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've submitted to Lycos, Google, DMOZ and haven't got listed yet. The url I'm submitting has no text in the body to crawl. It's a Photoshop file. This isn't a good idea, it takes too much time to download but more importantly, do I need text entered in GoLive program to be crawled. I haven't tried FAST yet but will look into it next.



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4:33 pm on Sept 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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woodbridge, welcome!

Yes you need text, you need incomming links and loads of other things.

Use the sitesearch [searchengineworld.com] to find threads about content, linkpop, etc. You'll find tons of info.

Surf this site and read ;)

Your graphics should be in .gif or .jpg format and as optimised as possible (small size)

TEXT is the most important thing, search engine robots don't see images, they read text.

4:33 pm on Sept 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hello Terry, welcome to WebmasterWorld!

Submission to Google and Lycos is really not necessary. Furthermore it does not help.
Lycos is fed by Fast (apart from Lycos directories, different beast in different local Lycos sites). Fast as well as Google will index you only, if their spider finds links to your sites.
DMOZ, where you submitted, is the perfect place to start. If you have a quality site, you should eventually get a listing there, which in turn should bring in Google and Fast. and AV as well as other spiders.

In the meantime you should try and get other quality links. It#s the best way not only to get into the engines, but to get decent rankings.

An alternative route would of course be to pay for inclusion.

moved the thread to this forum, since you are asking for general submission strategies

4:38 pm on Sept 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Do you mean you submitted a link to an image?

Or you sliced an image, and that's basically your whole page?

If the former, I recommend psychiatric treatment(kidding, but it does seem wrong)...

If the latter, you might have some issues. If I load your page with images turned off, what do I see? Do I know what I'm looking at, or where to go from here? You should consider a small line of links to the major sections of your site, at the bottom or someplace else unobtrusive.


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