Everyone wants to be listed in top 10 of search engines, but reality is that with millions of websites vying for same ten spots, it just "ain't gonna happen." You'd probably stand a better chance at winning lottery.
Many search engines have moved away from "free" submission model onto one that requires up front payment. This does not guarantee you any kind of placement; just that your site will be reviewed and listed. So what if it comes up 100,878,989 on search results page? It's listed.
Well, I have a real problem with that. Why should I pay $200.00 for something that's been free for years when my site may never be found in first place? If you're like me, when you pay out good money for something, you want to see some results.
There are other search engines like Google and Goto who charge a fee but with both of them you're paying for *placement*, not just a listing. That's OK in my book. At least I'll get some traffic for my hard earned dollar.
Both Google and Goto should be utilized by any online entrepreneur looking for results. Let's take a look at both of them and what's involved in opening an account with them.
There are many "pay for" position search engines but clear leader of pack is Goto.com. They created game of "pay for" keyword positioning and are still going strong.
You pick search terms that are relevant to your website and decide how much you wish to pay when someone clicks on your listing. The higher you bid, higher your site appears in their search engine when someone does a search for one of your keywords. What's nice about program is you're only paying when someone actually clicks through to your site and not just for impressions.
When setting up your account they offer 3 packages to choose from:
1)Full Service: This is their customized plan with recommended terms and bids based on your budget. They'll write up to 100 search listings for you, total price $199.00 (1 time fee)
2) Full Service: A less expensive customer plan with up to 20 professionally written search listings for $99.00 (1 time fee).
3) Self Service: This is my favorite where you create your own titles and descriptions and bids. No service fee but minimum amount to open an account is $50.00. If you want to register more than 40 keywords or phrases they have a handy spreadsheet you can download, enter in all of your keywords then mail it back in.