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Title:Search Engine Overview Author:Sandra Lawton Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright:©2002 by Sandra Lawton All rights reserved. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
More about Search Engines ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Don't forget search engines are only one way to
promote your site. Ezines are an excellent source of
visitors. More about this topic at:
So Search Engines ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The page on our web site,
http://www.lawtoninfo.co.uk/se.htm, covers an over
view of search engines, so this page is very much
about giving you relevant links and prices, so you can
make your own decisions.
This information is accurate as we find it, but
changes happen daily on internet, so we make no
Before you begin any submissions you must submit your
site to Open Directory,
http://dmoz.org/add.html Read submission policy first, but you won't get in
AOL, MSN, Netscape etc. if you're not in here.
If your site is non commercial also submit to Zeal at, http://www.zeal.com/users/become_a_zealot.jhtml
Free Submission ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Automated submission services submit to several
hundred engines at a time, either by software that you
can purchase and download or if you just want to
submit one site you can use a service such as World
Go to: http://www.worldsubmitter.com
For more control over free submission, visit our site
and use links to two services provided.
See below for free submission to Crawlers.
Paid Submission - Read submission policies first! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Yahoo ~~~~~ If your site is non commercial you can submit to
yahoo, through their suggest a site, free of charge.
Yahoo is still biggest in business, but they
also charge $199 just to look at your site. There is
no guarantee they will index you, and I know some guys
who are pretty expert on search engines and they have
had sites rejected by Yahoo.
If you want to give it a shot, here's link:
Ask Jeeves/Teoma ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Both of these are powered by Teoma. Ask Jeeves is
built to 'answer questions' and sites that feel they
fit this criteria can attempt to submit free, but it
is not easy.
Paid subscription covers both services and is for a 12
month period. For $30 for first URL and $18
dollars thereafter. You get:
>Your site indexed within 7 days. >Your page refreshed every 7 days. >Your page remains in index for 12 months.
For more information about this service visit, http://www.ineedhits.com