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Getting my site onto a search engine

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by frazer, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. frazer

    frazer Thread Starter

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    I use Dreamweaver 4 to edit my website but people have been saying that they can't find my site in any search engine. How do I add it to a search engine.
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Frazer
    Many Search engines use what is called crawlers to identify website are to include. Website ratings play a factor here to.
    Her are two websites that go into detail on what you can do to enhance you website so it will be picked up on a crawl and also info on sign up at sites.
    http://www.websitetips.com/search/index.html
    http://www.searchenginewatch.com/webmasters/features.html

    Hope the info helps you site.
    By the way what is the URL, I would like to take a look to see what you have created.
    Dave
     
  3. Gnosisless

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    Most searchs engine have an online submittal process to allow webmasters to submit their sites for inclusion in the search database. It typically takes several days to weeks to begin seeing results.

    Beware the online services which promise to submit your site to 500 (or some other ridiculous number) search engines for a fee.

    See the excellent articles here:

    http://webdesign.about.com/cs/promotion1/

    for more detail on how to proceed. Make sure you review how to use Meta tags and the robots.txt file.

    In general, if you decide to do the process manually, go to each site and look or perform a search for a "submit a site" link. Here are a few of the more popular search engines:

    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/suggest/
    http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/addurl
    http://www.google.com/addurl.html
    http://dmoz.org/add.html
     
  4. Gnosisless

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    By the way, nice links, Davey. The searchenginewatch.com site is excellent!
     
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