Stay away from advertising that states we will submit your site
to over xxxx search engines.
There are only about 12 real search engines that provide 98%
of the internets searches.
Most of the rest are free link pages where you get a listing
on their page and then an email from them advertising their
product. They typically allow 50-100 listings on their page
and then you get pushed off the page typically in less than
an hour to accommodate new listings. The search engines will
not index those links sites during the hour you were listed
so you lose.
The real search engines that provide
98% of the traffic you need to submit your site to each one
manually. Typically after submittal it can take a search engine
anywhere from 4-16 weeks to get your site listed. Some search
engines will have an express listing service which is very good
but cost about $50 per search engine.
Major search engines are:
Google, Overture, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Excite, Lycos, Altavista,
Hotbot, About, Looksmart
All of the major search engines
are now charging for your web site to be submitted and most
of them you pay for each web page to be indexed. Aprox. $30
Some submittal companies have set
up an affiliation with these search engines to list you on several
of them. Costs vary for these services.
the search engines can be complicated and very time consuming.
Their are many aspects to doing it right.
If you are interested
in search engine marketing please call us at: 1-866-771-3159.