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If you want to be found on the WWW, you must be certain that your website has been indexed by the major search engines. Regrettably, the number of search services that will list you for free in their database has decreased dramatically in the past few years. So to be fully accessible on the web, you now must be prepared to pay many of the most popular services, though there are still a some free engines for your site submission.

FIRST...

To know where you're going, you need to know where you are. Start by getting a "snapshot" of your site's current position - these tools will help:

  • Widex
  • SearchMechanics
  • WebTool
  •  
  • SearchFactor
  • EngineView
  • NEXT...

    If you are not happy with the results when you checked your current ranking, then you may need to make your site more "search engine friendly". If you are not sure how to do this, here are some TIPS.

    SUBMIT YOUR URL TO THE MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES!

    The search engine tables below are one of the most comprehensive listings that you will find anywhere. Before you start, open up a word processing document [such as NotePad or SimpleText] and type in the following information:

    • your website address;
    • your email;
    • your name;
    • your site's title;
    • a 25 word description of what you do;
    • 5 or 6 keywords;
    • your town.

    You can keep this document open as you submit your information, then just copy & paste into each new submission form. To do all the essential services will take less than an hour (it's a good idea to keep a record on your word processing page of each engine you submit to, and the date).

    Remember, most of these services are overwhelmed, so don't be surprised if it takes 6 weeks or more before you show up. Search Directories (as opposed to Search Engines) are indicated by [brackets].

    NOTE: Some services run banner ads for submission companies at the top of their page. Do NOT accidentally fill that field in - scroll lower on the page for the actual submission box!

    [1] Here are the few remaining free submission search services:



    [2] These services do have a way to submit for free, but their emphasis is on the paying options:



    [3] These services are important, however there is a charge:



    [4] These are generally less important - submit as time allows:



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