SUBMIT YOUR SITE TO 10,000 SEARCH ENGINES!!!
NO, don't bother! It's a waste of time, and you'll probably just
receive lots of unwanted e-mail.
Instead, submit your site to the major search engines and
directories (i.e. Google, and a few others). Monitor your
results, and resubmit only if your site isn't listed yet.
Repeat this process for any new content you create.
== Aside == Your site does contain good page content, decent
page title and useful keyword and description meta tags, doesn't
it? Read my 'Use Keywords And Meta Tags To Get The Click!'
article if not! - http://www.howipromotemywebsite.com/keywords
== Aside ==
You *can* use an auto-submission tool, or you can hand- submit
to each site. The latter approach takes more time, but at least
you know that your site *has* been submitted!
Either way, the site-submission process doesn't take long, but
it may well take a few months before your efforts are rewarded
by search engine traffic.
=> SUBMIT YOUR SITE TO GOOGLE
Nowadays, your site must be listed on Google.
Google is now *the* dominant search engine on the web. Not only
do most people use it for search, but it also provides results
for AOL and other major sites.
Submission to Google is easy - you need only submit your home
page. Other pages, linked to from the home page, will then get
added to Google's database over time.
In fact, you don't actually have to submit your site to Google
(Google prefers that you don't). It may well find your site
anyway, especially if another site (already on Google) has links
to your site.
== Aside == Want to know how to go about swapping links with
other sites. Read my 'Reciprocal Link To Boost Your Website
Traffic!' article if not! -
http://www.howipromotemywebsite.com/link-swaps == Aside ==
It's worth reading what Google says about getting your site
listed. (The 'add your site' links follow.)
Google Information for Webmasters -
Add your site to Google - http://www.google.com/addurl.html
Add your site to Google UK - http://www.google.co.uk/addurl.html
=> ADD YOUR SITE HERE, TOO...
After submitting your site to Google, you should hand-submit
your site to these other major search engines and directories,
also (listed in alphabetical order):
AltaVista - (Search results are provided by Yahoo!)
AllTheWeb.com (Fast Search) - (Search results provided by Yahoo!)
AOL Search - (Search results provided by Google and DMOZ)
MSN (Inktomi Search Index that powers MSN search) -
Open Directory Project (DMOZ) - http://dmoz.org/add.html
Scrub The Web - http://www.scrubtheweb.com/addurl.html
Yahoo! directory - http://docs.yahoo.com/info/suggest/
Yahoo! search (new) - Yahoo! registration required. -
Note: regional (and maybe more appropriate) versions of the
above search engines exist too.
== Aside == These 'add-your-site' lists go out of date, very
quickly. So here are a couple more links to similar resources,
just in case: - http://www.trafficology.com/submitlinks.html -
http://www.freelinks.com/ == Aside ==
You can also pay to get your site listed on search engines.
Ask Jeeves, Looksmart, Inktomi (and more) all accept payment for
including a particular website page in its database. Take a look
at http://www.positiontech.com (Inktomi) for more details.
And if you want to pay per click, then can I politely suggest
you read my 'Pay Per Click To Guarantee Targeted Traffic!'
article - http://howipromotemywebsite.com/pay-per-click
=> BE LAZY, AND USE THIS AUTO-SUBMIT TOOL
AddMe.com is a great free website promotion resource.
And it includes a useful auto-submission tool. The free tool -
the first auto-submit tool I ever used!! - submits your site to
13 major search engines. Whilst the paid-for professional tool
submits your site each month to 2000 search engines and
classifieds - http://www.addme.com/submission.htm
I recommend hand-submission, but it's your choice!
=> THEN MONITOR RESULTS!
After a month or so, check to see if your site exists on the
particular search engine database.
And only resubmit your site if you can't find it listed.
(Do a search for your website URL; e.g. do a search for
Or you could use the following position checking tools, and see
how your site ranks for the keyword of 'www.yourwebsitename.com'
- http://www.marketleap.com/verify/default.htm -
Note: there are much more sophisticated ways of checking to see
if you need to re-submit your site, but they are out of the
scope of this article!
=> EVEN DO IT YOURSELF!
For the programmers out there, you might like to create/ modify
your own site submission and position checking tools. CGI
Resources is the best place to find such resources -
And some site building tools come with automatic site-
submission and position-checking tools built in; e.g. Site Build
=> READ MORE...
You can find out a great deal more about search engine
submission from the following excellent resources. Just do a
search for "search engine submission" and off you go! (You can
also find out more about paid search engine submissions here
Search engines and directories can still be a great way of
getting free traffic to your website. But you only need bother
with a few search engines these days (particularly Google). So
add your site to the major search engines /directories and
monitor results. And only re-submit if your site does not get
PS There is much more to website promotion than just submitting
your site to search engines. But then you knew that, anyway,
didn't you? ;-)
© Copyright 2002-2004 Steve Nash. All Rights Reserved.
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