Getting your Site on a Search Engine

Posted by: RubenC

Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/25/03 04:10 PM

OK, I'm wondering what is the most efficient way to get your own web site listed with all these major search engines, without spending an arm and a leg to do it?<br><br>Please don't tell me it's gonna cost you... <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/25/03 04:56 PM

Go to each site and submit your site manually. It's really the best way.<br><br>Start with Open Directory. Many smaller search engines use the database for their own searching. It is NOT an automated search engine -and that's a good thing. Someone actually goes to your site and indexes it and rates it based on its content. This way, porn sites can't submit their pages filled with keywords that lead other search engines to believe they are something else.<br><br>Go to Spider Food for more information.<br><br><br>Click here to visit me.
Posted by: Lori

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/25/03 08:15 PM

I used AddMe.com when I first built my two web sites. At the time you could submit your site to 35 search engines for free. Now it is only 14 search engines.<br>I would also suggest reading some of the good articles on this page, from the AddMe.com past newsletter issues.<br><br><br>[color:red]Listen...</font color=red>
Posted by: RubenC

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/26/03 01:42 PM

Thanks James, I submitted my site so we'll see if I get results. <br><br>
Posted by: RubenC

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/26/03 01:46 PM

Thanks Lori, I wil be submitting my URL as soon as I can add the button to my site.<br><br>
Posted by: PointBreak

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/26/03 08:48 PM

I agree with Gizmo - dmoz.org is the best way of being listed. They seem to include you in their directory within 14 days of registering and the major search engines add you within about 6 weeks from then. But once again to rate highly you need to address all the titling, metatag keyword and description and cross matching body text issues. Be warned though - if you get a grumpy editor at dmoz they may not list you at all!<br><br>Need a laugh? Visit CreatorDude.com
Posted by: greenme1

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/26/03 08:55 PM

5000th post in this forum. <br><br>Ok back to the topic at hand... <br><br>"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. "
Posted by: PointBreak

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/26/03 09:03 PM

Well done greenme! Perhaps now you can get some sleep<br><br>Need a laugh? Visit CreatorDude.com
Posted by: greenme1

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/26/03 09:06 PM

Nah, i go to bed around 3-4 AM. <br><br>"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. "
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/26/03 11:48 PM

The "Spider Food" web site I posted above has a lot of tips/pointers for optimizing your site to get listed in engines... take a look at it, as I have found that much of the tips worked quite well for me.<br><br><br>Click here to visit me.
Posted by: HappyHippie

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/27/03 07:53 AM

I have a small website that was designed for use by my car club, I went to some of the car related search engines and submitted it, then swapped links with a bunch of other car clubs.<br><br>One day I Googled my website just to see if It would pop up and darn there I was all over the place, and in places that most websites have to pay for wow ain't that a trip<br><br><br>[color:purple]keep on truckin' brother</font color=purple><br><br>
Posted by: Lori

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/27/03 08:16 AM

the swapping of links really works. I read that the more your site is linked to from others really helps in search engine standings.<br><br><br>[color:red]Listen...</font color=red>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/27/03 09:05 AM

Yep... that is very true. So much so that I tell my clients not to bother with paying for those search-engine optimization companies and just to "link-trade" with as many sites as possible.<br><br><br>Click here to visit me.
Posted by: RubenC

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/28/03 09:39 AM

Thanks for the tip James, "link-trading" seems to make more sense. I was very reluctant to start paying someone just to get my site listed.<br><br>
Posted by: morserj

Re: Getting your Site on a Search Engine - 04/28/03 02:21 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>They seem to include you in their directory within 14 days of registering and the major search engines add you within about 6 weeks from then.<p><hr></blockquote><p>FYI: as an editor for the ODP, I should note that there is no rule saying we will list your site in 14 days. It really depends on the demand of a category your submitting to. Your site can be listed seconds after you submit it to more then a year after you submit it. <br><br><br>Ryan<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by morserj on 04/28/03 05:23 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>