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Thank you for helping me.:-)
Meta tag tricks like you mentioned don't work.
Most of the big se's (altavista,google,Inktomi, Hotbot, Lycos, Excite) all use Spiders to download you site and 'index' it and do not take money for listing your site.
You can pay a search engine goto.com to list your site where you bid on keywords and then pay for the actual users they send you (ppc: pay per click). Yahoo and Looksmart both take $199 just to 'look' at your site, but they will often list it or give you a reason that they don't.