June 27, 2017

Submit site to announce it to the world!

June 20, 2001 Steve Nash

NO, don’t bother! It’s a waste of time, and you’ll probably just receive lots of spam.

Instead, submit your site to the major search engines and directories, monitor results, and resubmit only if your site isn’t listed yet. (You have worked hard on page content, page title and keyword and description meta tags, haven’t you?) Repeat this process for any new content you create. […]

How to Optimize for the Open Directory Project

June 7, 2001 MarketPosition

As the Internet and search technologies mature, one thing remains clear – Internet search is most effective when the user is presented with a hybrid of results from a spider-based search engine and a human-edited directory. My conversation with Chris Tolles of the Open Directory Project shows that he firmly understands the importance of having both crawler-based search services and human-edited directories. The bottom line is that search engine marketing does not work if one or the other is ignored; therefore, it is important to focus search-positioning campaigns on both. The blend in fact benefits the user and the search engine marketer. […]

Why Can’t I Get Indexed By The Search Engines?

April 25, 2001 WebPostition

Unfortunately, this is an all too common question. If it makes you feel any better, you’re not the only one frustrated about the length of time it takes to be indexed, or the many pitfalls involved. It often takes anywhere from two days to as much as six months to be listed on a search engine. For example, last month Excite finally updated its index for the first time since last August! Luckily, Excite is the most extreme case lately, but waiting several weeks to a month can also be extremely frustrating. […]

Staying One Step Ahead

April 3, 2001 Robert Davis

In a recent issue, WepProNews provided a great article outlining how bid-per-click search engines can generate new leads and sales for your business. Mainstream sites like GoTo.com have been able to use this bidding system as a source of commercial revenue much earlier than their competitors, making them the current market leader in the bid-per-click listing arena. Considering they have also carved out almost 3% market share (meaning they are used by 3% of all Search Engine Users), this is a remarkable feat. […]

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