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Submit Site To Announce It To The World!

By Steve Nash
Posted Thursday, July 1, 2004


NO, don't bother! It's a waste of time, and you'll probably
just receive lots of unwanted e-mail.

Instead, submit your site to the major search engines and
directories (i.e. Google, and a few others). Monitor your
results, and resubmit only if your site isn't listed yet.

Repeat this process for any new content you create.

== Aside ==
Your site does contain good page content, decent page title
and useful keyword and description meta tags, doesn't it?
Read my 'Use Keywords And Meta Tags To Get The Click!'
article if not!
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== Aside ==

You *can* use an auto-submission tool, or you can hand-
submit to each site. The latter approach takes more time,
but at least you know that your site *has* been submitted!

Either way, the site-submission process doesn't take long,
but it may well take a few months before your efforts are
rewarded by search engine traffic.


Nowadays, your site must be listed on Google.

Google is now *the* dominant search engine on the web. Not
only do most people use it for search, but it also provides
results for AOL and other major sites.

Submission to Google is easy - you need only submit your
home page. Other pages, linked to from the home page, will
then get added to Google's database over time.

In fact, you don't actually have to submit your site to
Google (Google prefers that you don't). It may well find
your site anyway, especially if another site (already on
Google) has links to your site.

== Aside ==
Want to know how to go about swapping links with other
sites. Read my 'Reciprocal Link To Boost Your Website
Traffic!' article if not!
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== Aside ==

It's worth reading what Google says about getting your site
listed. (The 'add your site' links follow.)

Google Information for Webmasters
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Add your site to Google
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Add your site to Google UK
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After submitting your site to Google, you should hand-submit
your site to these other major search engines and
directories, also (listed in alphabetical order):

- (Search results are provided by Yahoo!) (Fast Search)
- (Search results provided by Yahoo!)

AOL Search
- (Search results provided by Google and DMOZ)

MSN (Inktomi Search Index that powers MSN search)
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Open Directory Project (DMOZ)
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Scrub The Web
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Yahoo! directory
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Yahoo! search (new) - Yahoo! registration required.
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Note: regional (and maybe more appropriate) versions of the
above search engines exist too.

== Aside ==
These 'add-your-site' lists go out of date, very quickly. So
here are a couple more links to similar resources, just in
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== Aside ==

You can also pay to get your site listed on search engines.

Ask Jeeves, Looksmart, Inktomi (and more) all accept payment
for including a particular website page in its database.
Take a look at ( (Inktomi) for
more details.

And if you want to pay per click, then can I politely
suggest you read my 'Pay Per Click To Guarantee Targeted
Traffic!' article
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=> BE LAZY, AND USE THIS AUTO-SUBMIT TOOL is a great free website promotion resource.

And it includes a useful auto-submission tool. The free tool
- the first auto-submit tool I ever used!! - submits your
site to 13 major search engines. Whilst the paid-for
professional tool submits your site each month to 2000
search engines and classifieds
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I recommend hand-submission, but it's your choice!


After a month or so, check to see if your site exists on the
particular search engine database.

And only resubmit your site if you can't find it listed.

(Do a search for your website URL; e.g. do a search for
( .)

Or you could use the following position checking tools, and
see how your site ranks for the keyword of

- (
- (

Note: there are much more sophisticated ways of checking to
see if you need to re-submit your site, but they are out of
the scope of this article!


For the programmers out there, you might like to create/
modify your own site submission and position checking tools.
CGI Resources is the best place to find such resources
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And some site building tools come with automatic site-
submission and position-checking tools built in; e.g.
Site Build It!


You can find out a great deal more about search engine
submission from the following excellent resources. Just do a
search for "search engine submission" and off you go! (You
can also find out more about paid search engine submissions
here too.)



Search engines and directories can still be a great way of
getting free traffic to your website. But you only need
bother with a few search engines these days (particularly
Google). So add your site to the major search engines
/directories and monitor results. And only re-submit if your
site does not get listed.

Happy submitting!

PS There is much more to website promotion than just
submitting your site to search engines. But then you knew
that, anyway, didn't you? ;-)

© Copyright 2002-2004 Steve Nash. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author
STEVE NASH is the owner of free website promotion guide
( His popular site covers
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