How to Get Your Site Listed in Major Search Engines Copyright by Herman Drost
Getting your web site listed in major search engines is an absolute necessity. Why? Because 80% of all people on Internet use them when searching for information.
Finding correct information on major search engines can be very frustrating. Search engines keep changing their strategies. Some which were free, are now charging high fees. Previous ones, have been bought out by others.
This article will give you most current information concerning major search engines since these have most searches. Some of them are still free, whereas others are fee-based. Pay per click search engines will be addressed in future articles.
Here are major search engines, listed in alphabetical order.
1. AllTheWeb.com (Fast Search) http://www.alltheweb.com/add_url.php This is one of largest indexes on Web.
Free - It takes 2 weeks for your site to be indexed. There is no guarantee to get listed.
2.. Altavista. http://www.altavista.com/addurl
Free - this gives you a basic submission. You can add up to 4 URLS and be considered for inclusion in 4-6 weeks. There is no guarantee of inclusion.
Paid - AltaVista Express Inclusion. Guaranteed submission within 48 hours. Price $39.00 I URL for a 6 month subscription
3. Ask Jeeves. http://static.wc.ask.com/docs/addjeeves/submit.html
This is powered by Ask.com and Teoma.com. It takes 7 days to be included.
Price. 1st URL$30.00 URLs 2 - 1000$18.00 each
4. Google: http://www.google.com/addurl.html
Google is top choice for searchers.
Free – it is free to submit but there is no guarantee of a listing. Allow 1 month for your listing to appear.
Paid What is Google Adwords Program? This is where you purchase highly targeted advertising based on keywords and phrases you select. When a person enters that keyword you selected, your ads are displayed.
Price $15/ thousand ads shown for position 1 $12/ thousand for position 2 $10/ thousand for position 3 $8/ thousand for positions 4 through 8
5. Infospace. http://www.infospace.com/info/submit.htm
Free to submit, however you need to fill out a form to get listed.
6. Inktomi. http://www.inktomi.com/products/web_search/submit.html
Inktomi's search engine has an extensive network of Web search partners, including AOL, iWon, MSN and HotBot. It refreshes your site every 48 hours, to keep your content up to date in index.
Price First URL costs $39.00/year. Each URL thereafter costs $25.00/year.
7. Looksmart. http://www.looksmart.com
The LookSmart Network consists of partner sites that use content of LookSmart directory in their directory search results. Partners include more than 370 ISPs and following top portals: MSN, Altavista, Netscape, Infospace, CNN.com, CNet. According to their web site, they reach 77% of all Internet Users.
To submit your site, go to bottom of page, where it says "submit a page".
Price $49 Listing Set-Up Fee. $150 minimum refundable deposit for new customers. LookSmart tracks number of clicks your listing receives across LookSmart Network. Every click received by your listing results in a $0.15 deduction from your account balance.
It takes several days for your site to appear, longer for Looksmart's partners.