Guidelines for Search Engine submission
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http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/ : Web visitors generally use search
engines to find sites matching their search criteria. The visitor enters words
or phrases in the search area, and the search engine produces a list of related
sites. The search engine provides this information after conducting a more
comprehensive search using indexing software agents, often called "robots" or
Submitting your URL to a number of search
engines increases the odds of potential customers finding your site through
traditional online searches. You can further increase your chances of being
found through a search by adding relevant keywords to your home page title and
You want to keep your web site registration current. Link Pages move older links to the bottom of the list, and resubmitting puts you back on top. Search engines have a tendency to drop or lose sites from time to time. Resubmitting monthly ensures your site won't get lost. Some web sites offer "What's New" sections. Each time you submit, your site gets added to these lists.
When will I see my site listed on search engine sites?
After successfully submitting your web site to a search engine or directory, it's up to those organizations to list your site. Most search engines will send a "spider" to your site within a few weeks of submission. The spider will read and index your web site and schedule your site to be listed. It usually takes 6-8 weeks before your site appears on major search engines.
Why can't I find my site on any search engine after 8 weeks?
The most likely reason that you cannot
find your site is that it has a low ranking in the search return. This may be
because your site is not optimized for the keywords you entered. It is also
possible that the search engine's "spider" has not yet visited your site and
this is also adversely affecting the ranking and making it difficult to locate
the site in the search return. If you continued to search through the search
return, you would eventually find your site.
What are the best keywords to use?
The best way to determine your
keywords is to step out of your shoes and imagine yourself as one of your
customers or prospects. How do you think these people will search for sites like
yours? What keywords do you think they will enter into the search engines?
Why do you limit me to 25 keywords?
Some search engines will only allow us to submit 25 keywords on your behalf. Others compute the relevancy of your keywords by dividing the number of keyword matched in a search by the total # of keywords submitted. We therefore limit your keyword list to 25 keywords to ensure that you select keywords that are the most relevant to your site and that will generate the highest ranking in the search returns.
What is a meta tag?
A meta tag (or tag) tells the search engine what your site is about. The major search engines will review your site and read your meta tags to determine categories for your site. Meta tags tell the search engine your site's title, description and keywords. Without these tags, it's difficult for your site to achieve a high ranking on many major search engines.
Do I need meta tags?
Yes. If your site doesn't have meta tags, you're missing potential traffic. A web site without meta tags is tough for a search engine to place correctly.
What meta tags should I add to my web site?
Title:The title is
probably the most important part of your site to evaluate, as it is the most
frequently searched component by search engines. It should state exactly what
your site is about and include your most important keywords. An example of a
good title would be, "XYZ Interior Designs Decorating UK homes" or "John Smith
Personal Photography Blog".
Where do I place the meta tags?
The meta tags should be inserted
between the <head> and </head> tags of HTML your document. Below is an example
of how to format meta tags and where to place them:
How do I get the meta tags you create for me into my web page?
When filling out the registration form, you should use the same title, description and keywords as those specified in the meta tags included in your site's code. To ensure this process, you can use our meta tag generator. At the end of the registration process, you will receive an e-mail with auto-generated meta tag code for your site. Simply copy and paste this code into your HTML editor and then upload the page to your server.
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