to Get Your Web Site Listed in the Major Search Engines
How to Get Your Web Site Listed in the Major Search Engines
Getting your web site listed in the major search engines is an
absolute necessity.Why? Because 85% of all people on the Internet
use them when searching for information. When they
type the keyword or keyword phrase in a major search engine, up
pops your web site, or at least you hope so.
The easiest, fastest and free way to get listed in any of the major
search engines is getting links from other related sites that point
to your site. Once you get your web site listed in one major search
engine, your site will appear in the others.
Besides working on your link building strategies, you can also submit
your web site to the major search engines.
Here's how to submit to the major search engines, listed in alphabetical
1. AllTheWeb - owned by overture which also provides
results for Lycos.
Only submit your homepage and a couple of inside pages. It takes
about 6 weeks before your pages appear. There is no guarantee to
AlltheWeb doesn't have a direct paid inclusion program but uses:
Lycos Insite Select
It takes 72 hours to get listed. Your pages will be visited every
2 days for 1 year. This is a good option if you want a new site
to quickly get listed.
2.. Altavista - owned by overture
This gives you a basic submission.
You can add up to 5 URLS to be considered for inclusion in 4-6 weeks.
Submit your homepage and one or 2 other pages. There is no guarantee
AltaVista Express Inclusion
Submit your homepage.
Your pages will be listed within 2 weeks and revisited regularly.
Price $39.00 I URL for a 6 month subscription Guarantee: Your pages
could be dropped if you don't renew your
Google is the top choice for searchers. It's search engine results
also appear in Yahoo and AOL.
It is free to submit but there is no guarantee of a listing. Submit
your homepage and a couple of other pages. It takes about a month
for your pages to appear.
The best way to get listed in Google is to find a lot of related
inbound links - links from other sites that point to yours. This
will vastly improve your search engine rankings and your site will
probably show up more quickly.
Free to submit, however you need to fill out a form to get listed.
5. Inktomi - it was recently purchased by Yahoo,
so it may provide future results for Yahoo.
As with all other major search engines, building links to your site
is the best way to go if you want to get listed for free.
Inktomi's search engine has an extensive network of Web search partners,
including MSN, About, HotBot, Overture. It refreshes your site every
48 hours, to keep your content up to
date in the index.
Submit your homepage
Your site will be listed in 2 days and will be regularly revisited
up to one year.
Price $39.00/year. Each URL thereafter costs $25.00/year.
Guarantee: Your pages may be dropped if you don't renew your subscription.
6. Teoma - provides results for the popular web
site Ask Jeeves
Ask Jeeves owns the Teoma search engine. Teoma partners include:
Ask.com, Teoma.com, Metacrawler, Excite, iLor, MySearch.com, MyWay.com,
Ixquick, Mamma.com, Hotbot.com, Search123.com.
Like the other major search engines, get links from other web sites
to point to yours and the search engines will eventually find you
though their linking structure.
Ask Jeeves Site Submit
Submit your homepage
Your site will be listed within one week.
1st URL $30.00
2 - 1000 URLs $18.00 each
Guarantee: Your pages may be dropped if you don't renew your
1. Just submitting your web site to the major search engines is
not sufficient to get a good ranking. Make sure your web site is
correctly optimized before you do your submissions.
Read "How to Use Keywords to Optimize Your Site for Search
2. Getting massive amounts of traffic doesn't guarantee sales. Your
web site copy must pull your visitors through the page for them
to take action. Get others to read your copy
and ask for their opinions.
3. To achieve higher rankings (and therefore more traffic) in the
search engines, you need to continually refine your web site. Monitor
your web site rankings and if necessary,
adjust the keywords in your meta tags and web site copy.
4. Search engines should be only one of your marketing strategies.
One week you could be at the top of a search engine, the next week
your site may disappear. Therefore don't just rely on traffic from
the search engines, but use other methods to drive traffic to your
Now go and submit your site to these major search engines. When
you succeed in getting a top listing, as a result of taking action
on this article, drop me a thank you note - I'll be cheering for
About the Author
Herman Drost is the
author of the new ebook "101 Highly Effective Strategies to
Promote Your Web Site" a powerful guide for attracting 1000s
of visitors to your web site.
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