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3. Consider a paid subscription to well known and extremely useful "Submit Director" service which allows instantaneous ranking algorithms for your site on an as-needed basis so that you can see your site precisely way search engines do. This valuable tool provides multiple charts, graphs and page analytics to allow you to carefully craft and then tweak to your hearts content. A very worhthwhile investment for a one year subscription gives you an edge very few small business webmasters are even aware of. This program is heavily used by professional search engine optimizers. $149 for less than 50 pages and $189 for up to 100 pages.
4. The venerable First Place Software has just introduced latest version 1.60 of their Web Position Gold ranking, submission and reporting tool and has version 2.0 in beta testing now. Those who have used this excellent software for their doorway page creation, submissions and reporting functions are well aware of time- saving and instructive nature of WPG for top search positioning and should consider purchasing or upgrading now to gain an edge on late adopters. $149
5. Keep your eyes peeled for new developments in search such as brand new Wisenut.com search engine. Wisenut has leapt out of starting gate with bold claim that they outperform and index more of web than current leader Google. We'll see how that claim holds up as competition to dominate search on web offers a tough nut to crack. New programs, new partners and new players could bring new chances to place your site in top ten of at least a couple of major search engines.
Searching for best option for your limited web promotion budget will certainly lead to some of these choices over others, but with everyone beginning to charge for submission, listing and ranking, you had better make some choices and get moving if you want to be visible to search engines and it's imperative if you find your site ranked below #30 at any of major search engines.
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