Ten Steps To A Well Optimized Website - Step 7: Website Submissions

Written by Dave Davies

Welcome to part seven in this ten-part search engine positioning series. Last week we discussedrepparttar importance of human testing. In part seven we will coverrepparttar 128089 best practices of website submissions, where to submit your website to, and how to do so.

With services offering to help you get more traffic and higher search engine positioning by submitting your website to "18 Bazillion Search Engines For Just $19.95 Per Month!" and other such claims, there has grown much confusion around website submissions. In this article we will clear up many ofrepparttar 128090 misconceptions around submitting your website and may even save you "Just $19.95 Per Month!" inrepparttar 128091 process.

Over this series we will coverrepparttar 128092 ten key aspects to a solid search engine positioning campaign.

The Ten Steps We Will Go Through Are:

  1. Keyword Selection
  2. Content Creation
  3. Site Structure
  4. Optimization
  5. Internal Linking
  6. Human Testing
  7. Submissions
  8. Link Building
  9. Monitoring
  10. The Extras

Step Seven - Website Submissions

While there are definitely more critical areas ofrepparttar 128093 website optimization process there is perhaps no area subject to as much misinformation and to such a vast audience. Here are some common misconceptions that are often believed about search engine submissions:

  1. You need to submit your website often to keep it indexed byrepparttar 128094 search engines
  2. You need to submit your website to thousands and thousands of search engines to get decent traffic
  3. Submitting your website often will keep you atrepparttar 128095 top ofrepparttar 128096 search engine rankings

These beliefs are all incorrect and those who can make a quick buck selling this disservice perpetrate them. If you have not recently received an email offering to "Submit Your Website To More Search Engines Than There Are Websites On The Internet For Just $19.95 Per Month!" then I can pretty much guarantee that you will inrepparttar 128097 not-too-distant future if your email can be found somewhere on your website.

An irony of this can be found in Google's webmaster area where they note:

Amazingly, we get these spam emails too:

"Dear google.com,

I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most ofrepparttar 128098 major search engines and directories..."

Reserverepparttar 128099 same skepticism for unsolicited email about search engines as you do for "burn fat at night" diet pills or requests to help transfer funds from deposed dictators.

Good advice as I'm sure Google has their website submissions taken care of. Just because you receive such an email, doesn't mean that you're missing out on anything. Let's first look at a breakdown of which engines are responsible for which traffic.

According to researchrepparttar 128100 major search engines are responsible forrepparttar 128101 following percentages of traffic as of June 2004:

Google - 41.6%

Yahoo - 31.5%

MSN - 27.4% (MSN draws their results from Yahoo!/Overture)

AOL - 13.6% (AOL draws their results from Google)

Ask Jeeves - 7.0%

Lycos - 3.7%

Netscape - 3.0% (Netscape draws their results from Google)

AltaVista - 2.7% (AltaVista drawsrepparttar 128102 Yahoo!/Overture)

Source: Neilson/Netratings Note: These numbers total over 100% as people may use multiple search engines if they don't findrepparttar 128103 information they are looking for atrepparttar 128104 first one they try.

So what does this tell us? This tells us thatrepparttar 128105 very vast majority of search engine traffic does not come from many thousands of search engines but rather, relatively few. This would lead torepparttar 128106 obvious questions, "Is it worth paying to be submitted to thousands of search engines?" The real answer, "No."

Then How Do I Submit My Own Website?

Automated search engine submission systems simply accessrepparttar 128107 existing and readily accessible "Add URL" pages ofrepparttar 128108 search engines and automatically submit your site. You can do this yourself simply by visitingrepparttar 128109 search engines and submitting through these same pages.

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