10 Places You Must Submit Your Site
Every month my sites receive thousands of visitors from search
engines. Most of the traffic I don't pay a single penny for.
And you can do the same thing. But you have to submit your URL's
to the right places -- the top search engines and directories on
And yes, there ARE still search engines that will accept your
site submissions for free. There are actually seven extremely
busy search engines that have not (not yet anyway) migrated to
requiring payment for listings.
There are also a few "paid submissions" that are worth the
somewhat steep price. But before you consider those, submit
your site to the still-free search engines. Here are direct
links to the submission areas of all seven...
Those seven search engines above have been responsible for
sending literally thousands of visitors to my websites and
they will send thousands more. And as I mentioned, the best
part is that I didn't have to pay them a penny.
Add URL: http://www.google.com/addurl.html
Add URL: http://hotbot.lycos.com/addurl.asp
Add URL: http://addurl.altavista.com/r?epi122
- DMOZ - The Open Directory Project
Add URL: http://dmoz.org/add.html
- Direct Hit - An Ask Jeeves Service
Add URL: http://ask.ineedhits.com/sitesubmit.asp
- Fast - (Formerly "All the Web")
But that's not to say that paying for a listing in a search
engine is a bad thing. Sure, lots of "purists" have been
bashing the search engines' move to charging for listings.
But let's face it, they are in business to make money too.
And advertising revenue is not what it used to be for many
of these companies. Their CPM (cost per 1000 banner
impressions) rates have dropped significantly and they need
other revenue sources. So why not charge businesses for a
Now as a small business owner you cannot go around and start
paying every search engine that wants a hundred bucks or
more just for the privilege of listing your site (or just
considering it!) You have to concentrate your budget on just
the search engines that can deliver serious website traffic.
Those are the engines, or networks of engines with the most
After forking out some money myself, I've narrowed this down
to just three that are undoubtedly worth the price. They are...
8. Yahoo! Business Express
Currently $299 for non-adult sites, Yahoo! still has the
busiest directory by far and you'll get lots of traffic from
a decent listing.
9. The Looksmart Network's Express Submit
Also $299, this network powers over 1/2 million websites
including AltaVista, CNN, Excite, iWon, Microsoft Network,
Netscape Netcenter, NetZero and WebCrawler.
10. Inktomi's Search/Submit service
At just $30 a year for the first URL and $15 for each
additional, this is a cheaper solution to the Looksmart
Network submission. Inktomi powers searches through 50
leading portals and web search partners including; HotBot,
MSN, Canada.com, GoTo, NBCi and iWon. The best part is that
the network updates every 48 hours so you get your listing
OK, there you have it. A quick, cut to the chase, search
engine submission guide. Just be sure that before you submit
your site to ANY search engine or network that your site is
ready to be listed favorably. This means adding targeted
keywords to your content, META tags and title as well as
spell checking and browser checking your site. Once you are
sure everything is set to go, visit those 10 URLs and submit
About the author
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Today's tip was pulled from Jim Daniel's private companion site
that comes with his "make-a-living-online" package.
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