Getting Listed in the Top Three Search Engines for Free

Written by Jinger Jarrett

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You can submit to Yahoo here:

There are also several other search engines I recommend that you submit to that will bring you some excellent results.

DMOZ - - DMOZ is actually a directory, not a search engine, but it provides backend results for Google.

Exactseek - - This site is part ofrepparttar Jayde Online Network and includes GoArticles, Site Pro News, and FreeWareFind.

Alexa - - If you're looking for sites that are comparable to yours, or you would like to see how you rank, submit here. You can also gather some excellent statistical information about your site, including who is linking to you.

Spider Hub - - Although this is a fairly new search engine, it boasts that you can get spidered by Google in three to five days by being included in this directory. It also only takes about two days to get added provided you have placedrepparttar 128298 small spider on your site.


1. You are more likely to be included in Google and rank higher if you are linked to other sites and "enterrepparttar 128299 back door" of Google. Link to sites that are already included.

2. You can also get included in MSN by being linked to other sites included in MSN.

3. Submit onlyrepparttar 128300 top level page, i.e. domain, for your site. The spider will take care ofrepparttar 128301 rest and grabrepparttar 128302 other pages. For example:

4. Turn your sites into a network of sites. I currently own four domains, and I have noticed that since I linked all of my sites together, I am getting more traffic.

5. Link to other sites. You want to choose sites that complement, and not compete, with yours. Search using key words similar to yours to help you find other sites to link to.

6. Don't submit affiliate pages. Search engines usually only accept top level domains now and will not accept mirror pages.

7. Optimize your key words, description, and title. This is oftenrepparttar 128303 most overlooked step, especially by newbies. Key words are less relevant thanrepparttar 128304 description and title as Inktomi isrepparttar 128305 only one that usually uses key words for indexing sites.

A well designed site with relevant key words and rich content will go a long way to helping you get successfully submitted torepparttar 128306 search engines. A good linking strategy, as well as submitting torepparttar 128307 search engines regularly, and you have a much better chance of being found byrepparttar 128308 potential customers looking for you.

Jinger Jarrett is a former military journalist and newpaper reporter who writes and consults on internet marketing. She now owns Killer Marketing Arsenal, where you will find over 200+ high traffic sites to promote your business. You can get a copy of her free report, "7 Free Traffic Generators for Maximum Traffic and Sales."

How To Design A Search Engine Friendly Website

Written by Arif Hanid

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3.Content Many search engines look atrepparttar main body ofrepparttar 128297 page and identify keywords and phrases that are used withinrepparttar 128298 text.

TIP: Use competitive keywords relevant torepparttar 128299 purpose ofrepparttar 128300 page withinrepparttar 128301 main body ofrepparttar 128302 page. Always try and ensure thatrepparttar 128303 keywords are prominent withinrepparttar 128304 text body, i.e. they appear nearrepparttar 128305 beginning ofrepparttar 128306 page, they are defined usingrepparttar 128307 ‘heading’ tag, they are typefaced in bold, or they are used as hyperlinks.

4.Page Title This is arguably one ofrepparttar 128308 most important areas of a page and needs special attention to ensure that a good title is selected. Similar to many other areas of designing a search engine friendly page,repparttar 128309 Page Title should also have a good keyword which describesrepparttar 128310 page content. To keep withinrepparttar 128311 limits of many search enginesrepparttar 128312 number of words forrepparttar 128313 Title shouldn’t exceed nine.

5.Page Description Another important area to work on for good ranking isrepparttar 128314 Page Description. This isrepparttar 128315 text found underrepparttar 128316 META Description tag and is displayed to users inrepparttar 128317 search results. Again, it is a good idea to pay attention torepparttar 128318 use of good keywords when writingrepparttar 128319 description, which should be short (not more than 20-25 words) and sells your page beforerepparttar 128320 user has even opened it!

6.Graphics We’ve coveredrepparttar 128321 use of graphics briefly above, emphasisingrepparttar 128322 importance of using an Alt tag containingrepparttar 128323 relevant keyword(s). Althoughrepparttar 128324 use of images can be nice and very appealing to a website, it is also important to bear in mind that they shouldn’t overpowerrepparttar 128325 textual content of your page. As a general rule of thumb it is best to stick to a 70/30 ratio (70 text/30 images).

7.Site Map A Site Map is a fantastic way for search engines to find all your juicy pages on your website. There are many free Site Map tools available onrepparttar 128326 web that’ll create your site map instantly.

8.Navigation Links Navigation links to other pages on your website should be nice and easy. There are some engines which find it difficult to navigate through torepparttar 128327 other pages on your website ifrepparttar 128328 nav bar is too complicated, e.g. complicated pop-ups, use of flash, etc. Therefore if your site does have complicated navigation then it’s always a good idea to implement simple text based hyperlinks to your common pages atrepparttar 128329 bottom of every page on your website.

Followingrepparttar 128330 basic suggestions above will help layrepparttar 128331 foundation to apply further good search engine optimisation advice which will makerepparttar 128332 difference in your overall search engine ranking. This finer area of SEO is beyondrepparttar 128333 realm of this document and will require further investment based on individual needs.

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