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2:45 am on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hi,

in some web design service package, some of them charges for search engine registration...what is this means?

as i know, when we insert keywords in <META> tag, they can search our site if the keyword matched... am i right?

why we need register search engine? where we can register from? any fees charged? do have any for free?

3:00 am on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

in some web design service package, some of them charges for search engine registration...what is this means?

They will submit your website's URL in a few search engines for you. Or in another words, they will ask you to pay for a extremely simple task you can do yourself in less than a minute.

as i know, when we insert keywords in <META> tag, they can search our site if the keyword matched... am i right?

No, absolutely not. To search something on your site, search engines need to know your site exists in the first place. Also, most search engines, certainly the most important, don't even look at the META keywords. Too many frauds and abuses.

why we need register search engine?

To let know search engines and the outside world that a website exists at your address.

where we can register from?

You can submit your URL on all major search engines' websites.

any fees charged?

No, only opportunists and very specialised directories charge fees. They're no reason for paying when you have a regular site.

do have any for free?

Yes, 99% of them are free.

One very good starting point would be Google, the most important of them all : [google.ca...] Register also in MSN and Yahoo and any other search engines that are used by potential visitors of your site.

Once submitted, you website will appear gradually in search engines results in several weeks. Takes about from 2 to 8 weeks.

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can you show me how to register with MSN or yahoo? How can I know my current site was registered with which search engine?
12:31 am on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For YAHOO! Search:
[submit.search.yahoo.com...]
12:55 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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MSN [beta.search.msn.co.in]

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How can I know my current site was registered with which search engine?

Perform Search in Yahoo, Google or MSN with:

site:your domain.com

This will show your indexed pages

1:44 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You DO NOT need to submit to the major search engines to get indexed. You just need some links from pages already in the index and you will be crawled for free.
2:01 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have put up three new sites this month. Each one of them was visited by google, yahoo, and msn within eight hours. I did not register with any of them, and there are no incoming links.

I think they can smell a new site and come running to have a look. Of course none of the sites rank very high just yet. That will happen as I build links and tune my keywords.

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The only one worth paying for is DMOZ (it's something like $25, but make sure you don't violate any of their terms of service - they don't allow pharmaceuticals, for example).
4:10 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think that you will find Dmoz is free to get your site listed in. The downfall is the waiting period associated with the busier categories.
10:10 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The only one worth paying for is DMOZ

All my websites were listed in DMOZ in less than a week. I never payed a cent to be listed. All you need to do is to convince DMOZ editors that you have original material pertinent to one of their categories. Most webmasters are obsessed with links and, in their lazyness, they forget to produce real content. Creating content is the real challenge. But, this is another matter...

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Hmm...my mistake. I thought the DMOZ was the one you had to pay for, I know there is one big search engine that costs a one time registration fee, now I can't remember which one lol.