Places You Must Submit Your Site
Ten Places You Must Submit Your Site
By Jim Daniels
This tutorial will not promise you a top search engine position.
It will also not reveal how to get your site into thousands of search
Instead, you will discover the exact locations where you can submit
your website for free and the few "paid submissions" that
are actually worth the price.
Yes, there ARE still places where you can submit your website for
free. There are actually even extremely busy search engines that
have not (not yet anyway) migrated to requiring payment for listings.
Here's a listing of these engines along with the URLs where you
can add your site(s) for free:
Add URL: (http://home.lycos.com/addasite.html)
Add URL: (http://www.google.com/addurl.html)
Add URL: (http://hotbot.lycos.com/addurl.asp)
4. Northern Light
Add URL: (http://www.northernlight.com/docs/regurl_help.html)
5. DMOZ - The Open Directory Project
Add URL: (http://dmoz.org/add.html)
6. Direct Hit - An Ask Jeeves Service
Add URL: (http://www.directhit.com/util/addurl.html)
7. Fast - (Formerly "All the Web")
Those seven search engines above have been responsible for sending
literally thousands of visitors to my website over the past year.
And they will send thousands more. And perhaps the best part is
that I didn't have to pay them a dime.
But that's not to say that paying for a listing in a search engine
is a bad thing. Sure, lots of "purists" have been bashing
the search engines' move to charging for listings. But let's face
it, they are in business to make money too. And advertising revenue
is not what it used to be for many of these companies. Their CPM
(cost per 1000 banner impressions) rate has dropped significantly
and they need other revenue sources. So why not charge businesses
for a listing?
Now as a small business owner you cannot go around and start paying
every search engine that wants a hundred bucks or more just for
the privilege of listing your site (or just considering it!) So
you have to concentrate your budget on just the search engines that
can deliver serious website traffic. Those are the engines, or networks
of engines with the most traffic themselves.
After researching the field, I've narrowed this down to just three
that are undoubtedly worth the price. They are:
8. Yahoo! Business Express
Currently $199 for non-adult sites, Yahoo! still has the busiest
directory by far and you'll get lots of traffic from a decent listing.
9. The Looksmart Network's Express Submit
Also $199, this network powers over 1/2 million websites including
AltaVista, CNN, Excite, iWon, Microsoft Network, Netscape Netcenter,
NetZero and WebCrawler.
10. Inktomi's Search/Submit service
At just $30 a year for the first URL and $15 for each additional,
this is a cheaper solution to the Looksmart Network submission.
Inktomi powers searches through AOL, iWon, MSN and the Looksmart
directory itself. The best part is that the network updates every
48 hours so you get your listing in quickly.
OK, there you have it. A quick, cut to the chase, search engine
submission guide. Just be sure that before you submit your site
to ANY search engine or network that your site is ready to be listed
favorably. This means adding targeted keywords to your content,
META tags and title as well as spell checking and browser checking
your site. Once you are sure everything is set to go, visit those
10 URLs and submit your site!
About the Author
Tutorial by Jim Daniels
of (http://www.bizweb2000.com) Jim's new, no-hype, step-by-step
Guide to Making a Living from the Internet is at (http://www.make-a-living-online.com)
Read Jim's free web-based guide and discover how you could make
your living online.