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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 privilege of listing your site (or just considering it!) So you have to concentrate your budget on just search engines that can deliver serious website traffic. Those are engines, or networks of engines with most traffic themselves.
After researching field, I've narrowed this down to just three that are undoubtedly worth price. They are...
8. Yahoo! Business Express http://help.yahoo.com/help/bizex/
Currently $199 for non-adult sites, Yahoo! still has busiest directory by far and you'll get lots of traffic from a decent listing.
9. The Looksmart Network's Express Submit http://submit.looksmart.com/
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 www.networksolutions.com/catalog/searchsubmit/welcome.jhtml
At just $30 a year for first URL and $15 for each additional, this is a cheaper solution to Looksmart Network submission. Inktomi powers searches through AOL, iWon, MSN and Looksmart directory itself. The best part is that network updates every 48 hours so you get your listing in quickly.
OK, there you have it. A quick, cut to 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!
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