The Back Pain of Search

Written by Gallianno Cosme

If you've ever suffered from back pain you'll relate torepparttar grief that I discuss in this article. You'll relate even more if your back pain started onrepparttar 127850 onset of your SEM career. Not surprisingly, mine did.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this industry. It's entertaining, thought provoking, and challenging. It's an ever-changing industry that keeps me on my toes in constant search of information, knowledge, and new ideas.

But there are some aspects that make me just want to squeal. Most of my rants rest onrepparttar 127851 shoulders ofrepparttar 127852 SEO kinship. The, often self-proclaimed, gurus and goddesses ofrepparttar 127853 search engine community. The often disbelieving falsities, self propaganda nonsense that many in this industry procreate.

Don't get me wrong. I respect many SEM professionals. The likes of Danny Sullivan, Shari Thurow, Morgan Carey, and Peter da Vanzo - to name but a few. But then there are those, who I'll refrain from naming, who seem to think they are know-it-alls, alluring people to follow their often devious or bandwagon practises, and occasionally belittling those who don't.

What really gets my pain throbbing isrepparttar 127854 constant battle to find original content from these self-proclaimed "gurus". As you will know, many swear that increasing link popularity isrepparttar 127855 most important factor in obtaining high search engine placement. Those same experts proclaim that bulking up content isrepparttar 127856 way to gain link popularity.

I'll take this one step further and say that original, interesting content is what really works. These arerepparttar 127857 sites that people want to share with friends, families, and colleagues alike. The problem I have with this is quite simple: where hasrepparttar 127858 original content disappeared to?

I cannot remember when last I read an original piece or commentary onrepparttar 127859 SEO industry? Most ofrepparttar 127860 "content-bulking" copy that I come across is repetition of something said before. "Thesaurusised content" is what I like to call it.

The majority ofrepparttar 127861 population, myself included, don't haverepparttar 127862 time to sit and read old information. As far as link popularity is concerned, why would someone want to devalue their own site by linking to sites that have similar content? Makes no point at all. Ever noticed thatrepparttar 127863 most populated sites onrepparttar 127864 Net are those that genuinely have interesting and original information that people find enticing. Isn't that whatrepparttar 127865 gurus mean by "content is king"?

Why you should NOT submit your site on Search Engines

Written by Zoran Makrevski

Before to answer to this question we have to know what isrepparttar difference between a search engine and directory. Here is a brief explanation.

Main difference between search engine and directory lay inrepparttar 127849 way how websites get entered into their index. People submit their sites torepparttar 127850 directories, which are reviewed by human editors. Think ofrepparttar 127851 directories as collections of Internet sites organized by subject. Search engines works by sending out a spider to fetch as many documents as possible. Another program, called an indexer, then reads these documents and creates an index based onrepparttar 127852 words contained in each document.

Having this said, let’s see why you should not submit your site torepparttar 127853 Search Engines.

More than 90% ofrepparttar 127854 search engines traffic comes from three major search engines Google, Yahoo! and MSN.

You can see many ads on Internet which looks like this: “submit your site on X00.000 search engines…”

Submitting your site on hundreds of thousands search engines wouldn’t help and is simply not worth. Save your money as you would do when you see ad’s like: “loose weight while you sleep”.

These three search engines provide results for many other search engines, and if you are listed on these three search engines, your site will be listed on many other search engines too.

Altavista for example show results fromrepparttar 127855 Yahoo! index. Rankings are notrepparttar 127856 same, becauserepparttar 127857 algorithm is different but index isrepparttar 127858 same. If your site is new and is listed on Yahoo but not on Altavista, be patient and do nothing. Altavista will show your site when they update their index from yahoo. AOL (America On Line) and Netscape use Google index. They additionally receives and listings from DMOZ. Examples are many.

So called “Meta” search engines like DogPile or Metacrawler are showing results from Google and Yahoo among of others. These search engines actually searchrepparttar 127859 top search engines and show combined results.

If your site is not new, there is a chance that search engines spiders already find your site and index him. So before to do anything check is your site already listed, even if you did not submit your site on any search engine. But what you should do if your site is just uploaded?

As we already explain search engines are equipped with spiders which will find your site. All you need is to submit your site in Directories, and search engines spiders will find your link and your site will be indexed. But be sure to provide enough “food” forrepparttar 127860 spiders. That is, submit your site in enough directories, and you will make that process shorter.

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