Chances are you already know a lot about submitting to search engines
and have your own methods of submitting. However, if you are new at it perhaps
a few words here might help you. If your site did not show up high on the
search engine, (the name of the game) go back to the page and change a few
things, such as removing or adding a META tag. Then from your book marks, one
click on the saved submitted URL and it is renewed. Bookmark all your
submissions and renew submissions from your bookmarks making sure you have a
good descriptive title.
More Resources For
We have gathered resources to help you build and promote your site.
1. Sites to Help You Build Your Site
It is important to have a
well-designed site in order to get and keep your
visitors and increase
traffic and, therefore, sales (if that's your goal).
Guide to HTML http://www.werbach.com/barebones/
Animated Banners FREE! http://www.animationonline.com/S/openinggif.html
Web Monkey http://www.hotwired.com/webmonkey/
Make sure you have meta tags and your title in place before you submit
engines to ensure better rankings. While meta tags will not
ensure a No. 1
ranking in the search engines (and some search engines
ignore them altogether),
it is a good idea to try to help the search
engines that do use them to index
your site and give you a better ranking.
You want to have a short title that
describes your site's content, such as,
"John's computer books for sale." The
sites below will help you set up your
meta tags. Meta tags basically consist of
two parts: keywords and a
description. You will want to choose keywords and a
short description that
are relevant to your site's content. Keywords that you
want to emphasize
can be repeated twice in the meta tag keywords; if you repeat
than twice, however, your listing may be rejected.
Try to make your main
page as search engine friendly as possible in order to
help get a better
ranking. The more the search engine finds relevant words on
your site, the
better ranking you will get. You may want to work the targeted
bold/large imprint into the copy on the comment page itself. You can
put keywords in the alt tags of your images and in comment areas. Make
your HTML is accurate, your page does not take too long to load, your
working, and you stick to your targeted subject. To get an idea
of what words
you may want to use for your area, do a search on the
keywords you want to
target and see what the top sites have used. Then
click through to those sites
and view their source code. The more specific
the keywords and focus and the
more relevant they are to your site's
content, the more likely you will be to
get a higher ranking in the search
Sites to Help You with Meta Tags
Here are some sites that
will help you make your meta tags and get better
Webpages http://vancouver-webpages.com/VWbot/mk-metas.html --
your tags for you. (advanced)
Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.internet.com/webmasters/meta.html
tips on meta tags and search engine guidelines.
Scrub the Web http://www.scrubtheweb.com/abs/meta-check.html -- checks your
Robot Protocol -- Instructions for robots, such as disallowed pages etc.
Meta tag and robot protocol -- Discussion page.
3. Search Engines
Search engine listings are important to
drive traffic to your site, and each
search engine and directory works in a
different way. To get better results make
sure you have your title and meta
tags in place. You can sometimes submit more
than one page from a site (see
the tips in each search engine).
Major Search Engines and DirectoriesSubmit
your URL to the following sites so
that others can find it. It is best to
submit to each of these by hand.
Lycos Website Garage
- Debian Web Site Tools
Submit to Lycos
Help You Submit Your Site. These sites will submit your site to many search
engines and directories for you.
The Promoter http://www.tila.com/promote/ -- submits to search engines and
pages for free.
Submit-it! http://submitit.linkexchange.com/ -- submits to more than 400
engines and link pages.
Submit-it! Free http://siteowner.linkexchange.com/Free.cfm -- submits to
engines for free.
WebStep 100 http://www.mmgco.com/top100.html -- submits to top web sites
Virtual Stampede http://www.virtualstampede.com/
Add me http://www.addme.com/
Virtual Promote http://www.virtualpromote.com/
4. Sites to Help You Promote
These sites will help you promote your site and give you search
Marketing Reference http://marketingreference.com/ -- marketing tips.
The Art of
Business Web Site Promotion http://deadlock.com/promote/ -- search
engine, meta tag
Hits to Sales http://www.hitstosales.com/ -- articles, tools, and resources
E Page http://www.ep.com/faq/webannounce.html -- places to announce
Promote your site http://www.orst.edu/aw/stygui/propag.htm -- places to
Northern Webs http://northernwebs.com/set/ -- search engine tips.
Ultimate Promotion http://www.theultimatepromotion.com/ -- submit your
display your banners, tips on building traffic.
Center http://www.marketingtips.com/tipsltr.html -- marketing
Bruce Clay http://www.bruceclay.com/ -- search engine ranking help.
GeoCities members http://www.geocities.com/main/help/Blueprint/ --
has special banner exchanges and other resources.
Rank This http://www.rankthis.com/ --
search engine ranking help.
Starting an email newsletter
about your site keeps your visitors coming back.
Let those who sign up know
when you make changes or have special features on
your site. Send them out
every few weeks or so, mention your store, and link back to your site to
promote traffic and increase sales. You can get free email lists from the
Findmail http://www.findmail.com/index.html -- start your own email list
Listbot.com http://www.listbot.com/ -- start your own email list for
Banner and Link Exchanges
- You can also generate traffic by putting links and
banners on your
site in exchange for links on other sites. These sites will
Link Exchange http://www.linkexchange.com/ -- free banner
Trafficx http://www.trafficx.com/?r=7761 -- free banner
Exchange It! http://www.exchange-it.com/
Yahoo's list of banner
- Join discussions that are relevant to your site's topic,
your site name and URL to promote traffic. Make sure you do not
commercial messages when posting to newsgroups. Commercial messages
considered spam and get you in trouble with the newsgroup and its
Start New Sites: You may want to start new sites for different
subjects you want
to cover. You can then submit your new sites and link the
sites together to
share the traffic. Here are places where you can get free
The Globe http://www.theglobe.com/