(Seven still-free listings and three worth paying for.)
This tutorial will not promise you a top search engine position. It will also not reveal how to get your site into thousands of search engines.
Instead, you will discover exact locations where you can submit your website for free and few "paid submissions" that are actually worth price.
Yes, there ARE still places where you can submit your website for free. There are actually seven extremely busy search engines that have not (not yet anyway) migrated to requiring payment for listings.
Here's a listing of these engines along with URLs where you can add your site(s) for free:
1. Lycos Add URL: http://home.lycos.com/addasite.html
2. Google Add URL: http://www.google.com/addurl.html
3. HotBot Add URL: http://hotbot.lycos.com/addurl.asp
4. Northern Light Add URL: http://www.northernlight.com/docs/regurl_help.html
5. DMOZ - The Open Directory Project Add URL: http://dmoz.org/add.html
6. Direct Hit - An Ask Jeeves Service Add URL: http://www.directhit.com/util/addurl.html
7. Fast - (Formerly "All Web") http://www.alltheweb.com/add_url.php3
Those seven search engines above have been responsible for sending literally thousands of visitors to my website over past year. And they will send thousands more. And perhaps best part is that I didn't have to pay them a dime.
But that's not to say that paying for a listing in a search engine is a bad thing. Sure, lots of "purists" have been bashing search engines' move to charging for listings. But let's face it, they are in business to make money too. And advertising revenue is not what it used to be for many of these companies. Their CPM (cost per 1000 banner impressions) rate has dropped significantly and they need other revenue sources. So why not charge businesses for a listing?