Submit site to announce it to the world!

Written by Steve Nash

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Northern Light

Open Directory Project (DMOZ)

Scrub The Web


Note: many ofrepparttar above sites have regional versions that may well be more appropriate for your site.


Only resubmit your website torepparttar 128179 search engines if it has not been added torepparttar 128180 specific search engine or directory. So how do you know if your site has been added? Well, you can visit each site above and search for your URL (e.g. do a search for

Or you could userepparttar 128181 following position checking tools, and see how your site ranks forrepparttar 128182 keyword of ''


- ools/eyespy/


Any results not in top 50 suggest your site has not yet been added torepparttar 128183 search engine's database yet.


Forrepparttar 128184 programmers out there, you might like to create your own site submission and position checking tools. The best place to find such resources is


You can find out a great deal more about search engine submission fromrepparttar 128185 following excellent resources. Just do a search for "search engine submission" and off you go! (You can also find out more about paid search engine submissions here too.)


Search engines are a great way of getting traffic to your site. More and more search engines are now charging to be listed, though, so it makes it more important than ever that you create great content and choose keywords, meta tags etc. carefully.

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Search Engine Promotion - your options explained

Written by Carl Hruza

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userepparttar following as a basic guide: 1 - Low to medium competition with no previous 'search engine optimization' - Locate a good submission service who will give your home page a 'tune-up' then submit your site 'manually' to allrepparttar 128178 leading engines and directories. Expect to pay around $25 to $65 per month. 2 - Medium to High competition on restricted budget - try to locate a service that will go beyond basic Meta Tag revisions. Not all search engines pay much attention to what is in your Meta tags, so look for someone who will make changes torepparttar 128179 HTML on your key content pages to give them a boost. Expect to pay around $55 to $95 per month. 3 - Sites with high or extremely high competition - you will encounter various approaches at higher service levels. Most common is to use 'Doorway' pages and a separate 'Hallway' domain. Think about Doorway/Hallway pages as pages that focus on a specific search phrase, each targeting a specific search engine. It is common to have sites with over 100 custom designed Doorway pages targeting multiple search phrases and multiple search engines. Pricing varies greatly at these levels, and almost always include a setup fee then ongoing monthly service fees. Developing a better understanding of how it all works will help you deciderepparttar 128180 best approach for your web site, and will help you make an informed decision based on realistic expectations.

Carl Hruza operates a successful web promotion and search ranking business, and offers advice on all aspects of Internet Marketing and Promotion. Email Carl at or visit his site at

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