Maximize Your Frames For Ultimate Search Engine Performance!

Written by Martin Lemieux

Maximize Your Frames For Ultimate Search Engine Performance! By Martin Lemieux

A few years back,repparttar "next big thing" to be was utilizing frames within your design. They would prove to be esthetically great for a design since a user wouldn't have to scroll down anymore, they could scroll though information within a window inrepparttar 128299 design.

Evenrepparttar 128300 big boys ofrepparttar 128301 industry tested and implemented frames right away but there was a big problem.... Search engines don't findrepparttar 128302 crutial information you want them too and here's why...

Let's say you have a page set up with 4 frames, one forrepparttar 128303 top header, one forrepparttar 128304 buttons onrepparttar 128305 left, one forrepparttar 128306 bottom andrepparttar 128307 last forrepparttar 128308 information inrepparttar 128309 middle.

For a search engine to look at one page, it would have to recognize and crawl through four pages of information just to piece together one layed-out page of your web site.

When it comes to better search engine performance, you want all search engines to find your crutial information as quickly as possible but with frames they literally have to go through a maze just to find one aspect of your business.

So if you are using frames within your design, here'srepparttar 128310 next logical step, either:

1) Re-design your site without using frames 2) Add more information built into your frames

Number 1 is pretty straight forward and I think you know what to do if you choose number 1.

Number 2 onrepparttar 128311 other hand gets a little tricky...

Assuming that you know enough about frames and that you haven't allowed usersrepparttar 128312 ability to scoll down every frame, let's start to implement more information within your frames.

NOTE: For already established web sites, you want to find out what frames have been indexed 1st and which ones haven't. The ones that have been indexed 1st arerepparttar 128313 ones you will add more links to.

Aside from that, what you want to do is pre-determine and select a frame that visitors CANNOT scroll up/down or side to side. Doing this will ensure that only search engines can see your information and notrepparttar 128314 user who might wonder what inrepparttar 128315 world you are doing.

Getting Listed in the Top Three Search Engines for Free

Written by Jinger Jarrett

The search engine wars are on again.

In an effort to beat each other forrepparttar number one position, each ofrepparttar 128298 big three search engines is changing its search engine model or changing its site.


Inrepparttar 128299 number three position is Google. In their bid to compete, they have changed their model from just a search engine to becoming a world class portal. Adding services like free email and groups, as well as offering a free blog at Blogger,, Google is seeking to attract more users to their site by making it sticky. There's also Froogle, Google's version of an online catalog where you can buy just about any kind of product.

Number two is MSN. Not content to be inrepparttar 128300 number two position, Bill Gates,repparttar 128301 richest man in America, is adding a spider search engine to his site to offer a much larger segment ofrepparttar 128302 Internet.

For some time now,repparttar 128303 only way to get into MSN was to pay for it. MSN was part of a network of sites including Looksmart, which lost a lot of its popularity when it switched to a paid model.

Inrepparttar 128304 number one spot is Yahoo. Overrepparttar 128305 last several years, if you wanted to be inrepparttar 128306 Yahoo directory, it cost $299. Until recently, Yahoo's backend results came from Google until they split. Now Yahoo has acquired Altavista, AllTheWeb, Inktomi, and Overture. Yahoo now has its own spider search engine, and you can get listed free.


Submission torepparttar 128307 the major search engines is easier than ever now because all of them have, or are, building spider search engines.

Note: A spider search engine is different from a directory. Sites offering spider search engines actually "crawl"repparttar 128308 site and add all ofrepparttar 128309 pages on your site torepparttar 128310 engine providedrepparttar 128311 pages aren't too deep. With directories, human beings usually reviewrepparttar 128312 sites before adding them to make sure sites are added torepparttar 128313 correct category.

Times can vary on when your site will be accepted.

For Google, it can take as little as three days to 30 days. Google reservesrepparttar 128314 right not to accept your site.

You can submit to Google here:

Make sure that you read all ofrepparttar 128315 instructions on this site to makerepparttar 128316 most of submitting your site torepparttar 128317 this search engine, as well as get additional tips about search engine submission.

MSN's search results are currently powered byrepparttar 128318 Inktomi Search Index. MSN is currently working on its own version of a spider search engine.

There are no guarantees your site will be accepted or that your site will be accepted in a certain length of time.

You can submit your site here:

Yahoo recently created its own version ofrepparttar 128319 spider search engine. It's free to submit, but you have to have to sign up for an account with Yahoo to accessrepparttar 128320 site. The account is also free. It takes about 30 days for Yahoo to spider your site, and there are no guarantees you will be accepted.

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