In which Search Engines should I submit my domain.name?

Roland asked:

In which search Engine I should submit my website beside Google & Yahoo?

I am curious what are the top search engine(free) that I can submit my domain.name? Does it help to submit to a meta-search engines?/ Or can it hurt your ranking?? Regards.

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  • Cool Site of the Day Oct 6, 2010, 3:04 pm

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    IMO submitting your website accelerates their indexing of your content but I doubt it makes much difference over time.

    The search engines use their own “bots” which surf the web 24/7/365 so will generally find everything there is to discover that’s worth finding. If you also include links to other sites and other sites link to you, your website will be found that much more quicker.

    If you ever are interested in more than just “listing” with a search engine and need to improve ranking, you can consider SEO (Search Engine Optimization) at that time, but I doubt you’re there yet.

    In other words, just sit tight. Let your friends know about your website. If you have anything worth knowing on your website, it’ll be popping up on all the major search engines in no time.

  • Cool Site of the Day Oct 9, 2010, 3:27 pm

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    The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is to first set up a website and publish its domain name on major search directories such as Google.com, Yahoo.com [at?… and MSN.com since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these search directories to provide them with goods and services. In a sense, these search directories are a very large Internet Yellow Pages.

    You may want to consider some simple algorithms which, when observed and committed in designing of a website with placement of various critical metatags that can surely achieve a high search engine presence and increase Internet traffic to your website. These metatag strategies work well with published webpages at Google and Yahoo.

    Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based website, make sure to fill-in the property entries such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the Internet audience and their incoming setup. For example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages take too long to load up and therefore analog users will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple question, “Who’s my end user – is he on dialup or DSL?” And if you had to choose between these two users for maximum marketability, then select analog users since 80% of most resident users are still analog Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages is best for them.

    A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text, is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

    Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots are unable to properly classify textual material.

    Placement of Metatags:

    A ranking or search order does take place with Google and Yahoo and it begins with the “Title” metag which should consist of no more than 65 characters separated by commas. The “Title” should describe in generic terms, the goods and services, followed by a location from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state. The placement of a domain name which is not generic within the “Title” is not appropriate, unless your domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

    The second metatag is the “Description” which is usually 25-30 words to form a complete sentence which best describes one’s goods and services.

    And the very last category – “Keywords” are also somewhat limited to 15-16 words which can be plural and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries which could be mistaken as “spamdexed entries” which is defined as the loading, and submission of repetitive words into a particular metatag category. “Spamdexing” when discovered on a webpage and reported to Google’s spamreport.com can result in the elimination of your website from their search directory.

    Here’s an example of a very highly-placed website on Yahoo.com: Begin with the search query “pizza downtown los angeles.” It will bring up some 1.4 million+ websites as results. Check out where “Pizza Next Door” is ranked. It’s in the Top Five! Again, Pizza Next Door’s high web presence was achieved by proper web design and placement of relevant metatags according to Yahoo’s publication guidelines.

    Good luck!

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    metas are an important part of S.E.O ( search engine optimisation ) but the problem with most search engines is there is not ‘much’ point in submitting your site, because as soon as you have just 1 incoming link, most will find you – places like google dont rate you by the metas or popularity of your site ( metas are just there to describe your site to potentual visiters ), they rank by ‘quality’ ‘on subject’ links

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