Before you submit your site...
Before you promote your website (or are thinking of building a site with free web space), use a checklist to make sure you have the basics covered so you can concentrate on site placement, registration and optimization.
It will take you less than a minute to submit your site to many major search engines, but at present, the major search engines, it seems, are taking months (thats months, plural!) to add new listings. BTW following the trend started by Yahoo and Overture, to be included in PHASTER all requests for a site review by commercial sites and businesses will be charged a non refundable fee (a six pack of GOOD BEER, and GOOD PIZZA made by a local mom and pop store - NO BIG CHAIN PIZZA will be accepted).
BTW following the trend started by Yahoo and Overture, to be included in PHASTER all requests for a site review by commercial sites and businesses will be charged a non refundable fee (a six pack of GOOD BEER, and GOOD PIZZA made by a local mom and pop store - NO BIG CHAIN PIZZA will be accepted).
To use the phaster search engine submission service, just type your responses into the first add URL search engine (AEIWI) - the items will then be automatically copied to the other major submit registration forms. FYI resubmitting URLs once a month is NOT SPAMMING. Spamming is when multiple copies of the same or similar pages are submitted.
Yahoo is a manually built web directory and they cant keep up with all the submissions they receive. The solution is an automatic web directory that only accepts sites with proper meta tags. This thought grew into experiments and the experiments grew into An Experiment In Web Indexing or AEIWI.
AltaVista is an index, not a promotional tool. Attempts to fill it with promotional material lower the value of the index for everyone. Left unchecked, this behavior would make Web indexes worthless. We will disallow URL submissions from those who spam the index. In extreme cases, we will exclude all their pages from the index.
DirectHit is now a part of Teoma and Ask.com. To be included in this data base you have to join their Site Submit and pay a fee.
Excite is now part of the LookSmart Network and LookSmart now wants you to pay to list a business with them. The question you have to ask yourself is whether it is worth real money to list in Excite, LookSmart, and WebCrawler. FYI there is a free Excite add URL link, but it may take lots of time to get listed (if at all). To register a non-profit site (no fee needed), go to the Look Smart submissions page, then click on the more information button, then on the submission for nonprofits link toward the bottom-left of the page. Or try to submit a site to Zeal.Com since LookSmart bought Zeal (a Community Directory).
Add/Promote your site to EuroSeek, the *first* true multilingual search engine in the world! With 40 European languages supported. Submit one page only. Our crawler, Arachnoidea, can find your other pages by following links from this one page.
Recent studies have shown that todays popular web search engines cover only a relatively small fraction of the webs URLs. Now FAST (also known as AllTheWeb) has promised to rectify that problem with a massive expansion of coverage.
Gigablast is the first large-scale search engine (100+ million pages) to do real-time crawling. Keep in mind that this is not just real-time add url, but real time crawling of the WHOLE index.
Gimpsy uses very stringent rules when screening a candidate's site for inclusion in the directory. The site must be interactive and provide a service to the user, and not just information.
Please enter your full URL, including the
HotBot use to be a good way to get included in the Inktomi search engine data base, but alas they want you to use a comprehensive suite of Search Marketing tools for a fee, rather than a free add url page.
February 2001, Disney the parent company of the Infoseek / Go network, has decided to shut down this service because it isnt making them any money and they dont see how it can.
This Link-O-Matic promotion service, submits your URL to over 450 of the best free for all links directories. Note some FFA pages will send you a confirmation to a valid email address. You may want to set up an email account with one of the free web email services such as Hotmail, and use that address for this purpose.
To add your site to Lycos you need to pay!!!!!! Site owners can submit their web site to the worldwide Lycos catalog. You can find these tools at the following Web address: http://searchservices.lycos.com/searchservices/
Registration of your URL is free of charge. It is not necessary to submit more than one page from your website. Our crawler, Gulliver, can find your other pages by following links.
Walhello developede technology that can identify information clusters and determine the size and quality of an information cluster. This technology is based on artificial intelligence and language recognition techniques.
French edition and flagship-service of the Voila search engine, which indexes over 100 million pages worldwide. It also features a directory of web sites. It is produced by France Telecom and powered by Echo.
Submitting to Yahoo
Submitting to Yahoo or the Open Directory Project (which is the basis of AOL) is somewhat of a different process. Carefully prepare a short description of less than 150 characters, a brief title that should reflect the company name or the main title on the home page, and a list of the best 6 keywords Once loaded with this information search for your best keyword and submit to that category.
Sites wishing to be listed within the Shopping and Services or Business to Business areas of the web guide must now use Yahoos $199 Business Express service. A free submission option remains for those submitting to other areas of the Yahoo.com site or to regional commercial areas at Yahoos non-US editions.
If at first you dont succeed, try again. Yahoo prefers resubmits no earlier than 4 weeks after the first submission. If no luck after the second submission, wait another 4 weeks and send a polite email with your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. After following these steps, you may then try leaving a voice mail request for review at Yahoo support center 408-731-3333. If no results, repeat this process from the beginning and remember to wait at least 4 weeks between requests.
One last suggestion, Yahoo Daily Picks and Weekly Picks are editorial features which highlight new and distinctive web sites. You can suggest your site as a Pick by eMailing the editorial team at email@example.com.
Share A Lead
The web is too large to be explored entirely by search engine or link by link. So if you have a few good leads share them with other users.
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