How to get listed at NBCi

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Unfortunately,repparttar free way has its problems. If your site doesn't get enough clicks, it will get buried underrepparttar 128183 enormous heap of regular directory & LiveDirectory results and you'll never get someone to review your site, not to mention getting any traffic. To avoid these problems, you're going to have to achieve two things.

The most important thing is to select keywords you can obtain a decent rank under. There's no sense in trying to go forrepparttar 128184 most popular keywords that already produce hundreds of matches withinrepparttar 128185 main directory. As I said before,repparttar 128186 LiveDirectory listings only come up if no matches are found inrepparttar 128187 main directory, all matches that have been found are exhausted or ifrepparttar 128188 user specifically requests to see LiveDirectory results. If you target too popular keywords, you'll be buried underrepparttar 128189 results fromrepparttar 128190 main directory and will not attract too many clicks. I recommend that you try to find keywords that are relevant and used fairly often, but don't result in many main directory sites turning up.

After findingrepparttar 128191 right keywords, you'll have to get your site close torepparttar 128192 top ofrepparttar 128193 LiveDirectory results fromrepparttar 128194 beginning. Asrepparttar 128195 NBCi LiveDirectory does not spider, you'll have to make sure thatrepparttar 128196 description and title you enter contain a nice amount of keywords. I recommend placingrepparttar 128197 keyword you feel is most important in your title once or twice, and 2-4 times in your description. You should also attempt to squeeze a few of your less important keywords into your description, and if possible, one or two in your title wouldn't hurt either. By making sure that your title and description contain several instances of your most important keyword, you're increasing your chances of getting a high LiveDirectory ranking fromrepparttar 128198 get-go.

OK, you just readrepparttar 128199 above and are thinking "Boy, I'm gonna make my NBCi title and description look like a META keywords tag and grab 'em top rankings easily!".. I'm sorry to say, but that alone won't cut it. As I have described above, user clickthroughs determine whether your site will get intorepparttar 128200 main directory or not. Do you think that an unattractive list of keywords as your description and title will get you many clicks? Didn't think so.

As you're going to need to attract people to click on your site when it shows up inrepparttar 128201 results, you're going to want to make a compromise between a keyword-stuffed description and a description that attracts people to click. As clicks count towards getting your site torepparttar 128202 main directory and also boost your ranking inrepparttar 128203 LiveDirectory, you should focus on gettingrepparttar 128204 clicks. If you can add a heavy amount of keywords to your title and description without sacrificing too much of its attractiveness, then do it. But always remember to think 'Would I click, if I was searching and this result came up?'.

With these words, I hope that you now have some insight on howrepparttar 128205 NBCi system works (some ofrepparttar 128206 more experienced might have noticed thatrepparttar 128207 system is actually pretty similar to Direct Hit's) and are able to get fromrepparttar 128208 LiveDirectory torepparttar 128209 regular directory.

Lauri Harpf runs the A Promotion Guide website, where he offers free information about search engines, directories and other promotion methods. His site can be found at

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>> ALT TAGS Alt tags are descriptions of images on your site which appear whilerepparttar image is loading. Most search engines index alt tags so try to include some keywords in them. Just a few words should do, otherwiserepparttar 128182 whole page will look amateur and badly put together until it is fully loaded. 1 pixel by 1 pixel images are great because they load up instantly andrepparttar 128183 alt text is not seen byrepparttar 128184 viewer.

>> LINKS The more sites that link to you,repparttar 128185 better ranking your site will have. It's as simple as that! Also, sites with their own domain name like .com or .net help even more! Try to get lots of sites to link to you on their main page. Most webmasters will be only glad to link to you, if you link to them in return.

>> BANNER ADS Try to keep banner ads nearrepparttar 128186 bottom ofrepparttar 128187 page if you can or elserepparttar 128188 search engine might not even index your page, instead indexingrepparttar 128189 URLrepparttar 128190 banner points to. This has been known to happen with major search engines so keep it low!

>> FRAMES If there's one thing that will get you a search engine ranking worse than Frames-R-Us (Never heard of them? Thought so.) it's including frames in your site. Worse still,repparttar 128191 Internet Standards Authority have said that frames are no longer inrepparttar 128192 set of Internet Standards! If you've just hired a professional website designer for $50 an hour and he's designed your site in frames, there's not much you can do but complain. If there's no way you're changingrepparttar 128193 design, try adding a tag in<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128194"> HTML and putting some keywords there.<p>With all that information, you can't possibly go wrong! Now get to work improving your search engine position. When you're done submit to these engines and submit again every 2 months:<p><p> <br><img src="images/ata.gif"><br> <p> <br><br><br></font></td><!-- google_ad_section_end --></tr><tr><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a class="mlink" href="How_to_get_listed_at_NBCi-28183.htm"><</a>Back to Page 1</td></tr></table><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-5766870852072819"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; google_ad_channel ="8831454965"; google_color_border = "CFB9A1"; google_color_bg = "CFB9A1"; google_color_link = "000000"; google_color_url = "431B02"; google_color_text = "431B02"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src=""> </script> </td> </tr> </table> <table width="770" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="48" align="center" background="images/bg_nav_bottm.jpg"><span class="style3"> &copy; 2005<br> <a href="terms.html" rel="nofollow">Terms of Use</a></span></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table> <script type="text/javascript"> var HASH_ESCAPED="%23"; function TrackIt(adUnit){ if (window.status) { var adDomain = escape(window.status.substring(6)); var pyPage = document.location.pathname; var params =; var hasAnchor = params.lastIndexOf(HASH_ESCAPED)!= -1; params = hasAnchor? (params.substring(0, params.lastIndexOf(HASH_ESCAPED))) : params; pyPage = escape(pyPage.substring(pyPage.lastIndexOf('/') + 1)); pyPage = pyPage + params; var curTime = new Date().valueOf(); var bug = new Image(); bug.src = '/track/adsenseTrack.php?pyPage=' + pyPage + '&adDomain=' + adDomain + '&adUnit=' + adUnit + "&time=" + curTime; } } function TrackIt0() {TrackIt(0); } function TrackIt1() {TrackIt(1); } function TrackIt2() {TrackIt(2); } var elements = document.getElementsByTagName("iframe"); for (var i = 0; i < elements.length; i++) { if(elements[i].src.indexOf('') > -1) { //elements[i].onfocus = TrackIt; if (i==0) elements[i].onfocus = TrackIt0; if (i==1) elements[i].onfocus = TrackIt1; if (i==2) elements[i].onfocus = TrackIt2; } } </script> <!--WEBBOT bot="HTMLMarkup" startspan ALT="Site Meter" --> <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">var site="s19improve"</script> <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2" src=""> </script> <noscript> <a href="" target="_top"> <img src="" alt="Site Meter" border=0></a> </noscript> <!-- Copyright (c)2002 Site Meter --> <!--WEBBOT bot="HTMLMarkup" Endspan --> </body> </html>