During last period of time I have been coding scripts for our site, that let webmasters submit their pages to over 90 searchengines, indexes and directories (there is a difference between these three categories!) - and boy, have I learned that it must have been far easier for camels? to pass through eye of needle (or whatever they where passing?), than for a site to get high ranked at major search engines!
In order to collect data for writing scripts, I have been constantly surfing round net picking up all information needed. The way scripts work are quite straightforward, they mainly emulate forms on "add-new-url" pages on each searchengine, directory or index, doing so "plugging" in actual submitting-site-data in forms, nice and tidy!
This surfing around has given me a huge insight in how different searchengines are acting and responding, as well as where and how you can promote your site on web. As a matter of fact, I think have manually spidered bigger part of "web-promotion-related-community" on net.
On our site I have also written tutorials on these matters, doing so surfing around to find what real Gurus have to say and teach. This has helped me a lot.
Now this struggling part of my life seems to come to some sort of final, and I have been using our site to promote itself! Really a funny experience, rather like lifting yourself in hair.
Ok, what about hangover, you may ask? Well, let me put it this way: The two qualities a site-promoter must have to avoid hangover are patience and accuracy.
- Patience: Don't think that your submission will show up with "reload-page-button" on your browser. It will take weeks and months for majority of engines to spider or list you. And when they do, hopefully you have entered correct data, and your pages are containing relevant "meta-tags" and loading correctly - otherwise - resubmit - and get web-promotion-hangover!!