Search Engine Submissions Made Easy (Part II)

Written by Robin Nobles

AltaVista (Provides results to AltaVista) Purchase at:


* Upon submission, your pages will make it intorepparttar AltaVista index within 2 business days.

* Your pages are respidered every 24 hours.

* The term ofrepparttar 128145 pay inclusion program is 6 months.

* Reporting services are included, such as tracking submissions and transactions through their online Account Management Center.

* The audience reach of AltaVista, according to Nielsen NetRatings in October 2002, was: AltaVista: 4.4% . Source: (

* Cost? $39 forrepparttar 128146 first URL, and $29 each for 2-10 URL's, then $19 each for 11 to 500 URLs. So,repparttar 128147 total cost for our three pages for **six months** would be $97. The cost per year would be $194.


AltaVista's pay inclusion is more expensive thanrepparttar 128148 others, and AV doesn't haverepparttar 128149 coverage that some ofrepparttar 128150 other engines have. Plus, their pay inclusion program is only for six months, as compared to a full year withrepparttar 128151 other programs.

So, you'll have to decide whether you feel it's worthrepparttar 128152 cost.

AltaVista isrepparttar 128153 one engine where you can still use their free add URL without being placed intorepparttar 128154 same category asrepparttar 128155 huge group of "free add URL spammers," because AltaVista's free add URL process doesn't allow mass submissions. Instead, their unique "puzzle submission" process requires you to enter a submission code intorepparttar 128156 submission box, and you can only submit five URLs at no cost. So, if you want to use free add URL for one ofrepparttar 128157 engines, AltaVista's isrepparttar 128158 one to use.

Total Costs So Far

With our example, considering that this is a brand new Web site with zero visibility, we'll figure outrepparttar 128159 cost for our three pages based on using AltaVista's pay inclusion program and on not using their program.

Subtotal of Yearly Pay Inclusion Costs Without AltaVista: $221 (for 3 pages) (Includesrepparttar 128160 Inktomi engines,repparttar 128161 Fast engines, Teoma, and Ask Jeeves. This does NOT include AltaVista.)

Subtotal of Yearly Pay Inclusion Costs With AltaVista: $415 (for 3 pages) (Includesrepparttar 128162 Inktomi engines,repparttar 128163 Fast engines, Teoma, Ask Jeeves, and AltaVista.)


You might be wondering why I haven't listedrepparttar 128164 Yahoo! directory in this listing of pay inclusion programs. Withrepparttar 128165 way that Yahoo! now displays results, which are almost a duplication of Google results,repparttar 128166 importance of submitting torepparttar 128167 Yahoo! directory at a yearly cost of $299 has diminished. Depending on where things go from here with Yahoo!, having purchasedrepparttar 128168 Inktomi engine, this is subject to immediate change. But, at this point in time, paying to be included inrepparttar 128169 Yahoo! directory isn't anywhere near as important as it once was. If you have good visibility in Google, you should have good visibility in Yahoo!.

Search Engine Submissions Made Easy! (Part 1)

Written by Robin Nobles

One area of search engine marketing that has changed dramatically overrepparttar years is submissions. Submitting torepparttar 128144 search engines used to be so complicated, with having to choose between manual versus software submissions, only being able to submit so many pages a day, having to be careful about oversubmitting, andrepparttar 128145 list goes on.

Submissions used to berepparttar 128146 worst part ofrepparttar 128147 search engine optimization process, at least for me.

Now, I can literally write this whole article in two words:

Pay Inclusion

Yep, there you have it. If you want to takerepparttar 128148 headache out of submissions, and, if you want to make things much easier for YOU, use pay inclusion!

It's hard for someone like me to admit how powerful pay inclusion programs are, because I've been in this "game" long enough to remember when everything was free. So, moving intorepparttar 128149 pay realm has been a difficult thing to do.

However,repparttar 128150 benefits of pay inclusion far outweighrepparttar 128151 cost.

Benefits of Pay Inclusion

* Your pages are indexed much faster than submitting through free add URL or waiting forrepparttar 128152 spiders to findrepparttar 128153 pages on their own.

* By using pay inclusion, your pages are getting outside of repparttar 128154 95%+ spam thatrepparttar 128155 engines say come through free add URL submissions.

* With pay inclusion, your pages are respidered on a very regular basis, depending onrepparttar 128156 engine. For example, Inktomi and Fast respider their pay inclusion pages every 48 hours.

* With pay inclusion, you never have to submit your pages again! As long as you continue to use pay inclusion, your pages will continue to get respidered based on each engine's schedule.

* Because your pages are respidered on a regular basis without your doing one single thing to initiate this action, you can make changes to your pages today and begin to seerepparttar 128157 results of those changes within a week. If you didn't use pay inclusion, you may not seerepparttar 128158 results ofrepparttar 128159 changes for a month or two.

* If you use pay inclusion, you're forming a "partnership" withrepparttar 128160 search engines, which I personally feel is important and very beneficial. You're now outside ofrepparttar 128161 realm ofrepparttar 128162 millions of spammers and that's exactly where you want to be.

* Most ofrepparttar 128163 pay inclusion programs offer some sort of submission reports.

* Pay inclusion programs are ideal for dynamically generated sites.

Now that we've looked atrepparttar 128164 benefits of pay inclusion, let's create an example to see how inexpensive it really is. Let's say we have a brand new Web site, and we have three main pages that we want to submit through pay inclusion.

Pay Inclusion Programs

Inktomi (Provides secondary search results to engines such as MSN and HotBot) < >


* Upon submission, your pages will make it intorepparttar 128165 Inktomi index within 72 hours, as a general rule.

* Your pages are respidered every 48 hours.

* The term ofrepparttar 128166 pay inclusion program is 12 months.

* Reporting services are included, such as verification of page acceptance; refresh reports; URL validation; and account management.

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