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Lycos Insite Select ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Several pricing policies available to suit your size
Guaranteed 48 hour inclusion for one year with 48 hour
refresh. You have to pay an annual membership fee of
$18 and $12 per URL.
On to Crawlers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crawlers are so named as they literally crawl web
looking for links to sites. Therefore more links
you have coming into your site, more likely you
are to get picked up! Persuade people to link to you.
Also pick up from major directories, Open
directory, Yahoo and Looksmart.
Crawlers include: Google, AltaVista, Excite,
FAST,Inktomi. Teoma also crawls web.
Google ~~~~~~ Probably most well known and you can submit free.
Google results are also used by yahoo and netscape. To
submit to Google go to:
It can take about a month to be indexed and there are
no guarantees. You only submit your main page. With
some of other crawlers it is a good idea to submit
several pages from your site.
FAST ~~~~ Free submission only, although promise of paid
inclusion to come. Also powers some of Lycos and has
it's own search engine, AlltheWeb.
Excite ~~~~~~ Rumour suggests this is a dying service, but as yet it
is still alive and well. Again no paid inclusion,
only free submissions.
AltaVista ~~~~~~~~~ Paid only. $39 for 6 months for first page $29 for additional pages/url's. Weekly refresh.
Inktomi ~~~~~~~ Powers HOTBOT, MSN, AOL, IWON
Sold by link partners who you can find by visiting:
$39 for first URL $25 therafter.
Guaranteed inclusion within 48 hours, with 48 hour
Pay per Click ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Basically it's exactly as it says. You put a bid for
your keyword/s and highest bid, gets highest
listing when someone searches using that keyword.
You can set a monthly budget, so you know what you're
Looksmart ~~~~~~~~~ Visit: http://listings.looksmart.com
So that's about it really. This only touches
surface, but it's a good place to start.
Don't totally dismiss free submissions. They dowork.
If you are providing a service to a small geographical
location then it is probably a good start.
Have a great time!
Sandra Lawton - MSc Experienced Web Designer who has helped many small business' in UK get online for first time.
You may contact Sandra via e-mail at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her at http://www.sandradesign.co.uk ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sandra Lawton MSc is an experienced Web Designer who has helped many small business get started online, in the UK.