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Submitting your keywords
After you determine that your site isn’t listed on a search engine, and you’ve
chosen the keywords that you think potential customers will use to find you,
it’s time to submit your site to the various search engines. The good news is
that this part is easy; all you have to do is go to their submission pages and
follow the instructions. Here’s the drill for the Big Three search engines:
Google Search:
1. Go to www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl .
2. Fill in your Web site address and any optional comments you
might have (see Figure 6-4).
Don’t forget to fill in the entire address of your Web site including
the www portion!
3. Type the secret code word that Google automatically displays.
4. Click the Add URL button to submit your site.
Yahoo Search:
1. Go to https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit .
You’ll have to submit your Yahoo! username and password or, if
you don’t have one, sign up for a free account.
2. Fill in your Web site address.
3. Click the Submit URL button to submit your site.
MSN Search:
1. Go to http://search.msn.com.sg/docs/submit.aspx?
FORM=WSDD .
2. Type the secret code word that MSN automatically displays.
3. Fill in your Web site’s address and any optional comments you
might have.
4. Click the Submit URL button to submit your site.
After you submit your site name, you might wait a few weeks and then check
to see whether your site is indexed. If, after four to six weeks, you’re still not
listed, you may want to resubmit to the search engines and try building some
more links.
Getting added to an index can take anywhere from one day to a month or more;
the time can vary depending on the search engine. You might grow impatient
waiting for your site to appear. However, avoid the temptation to keep
resubmitting your site. Many of the search engines have very stringent rules determining
how often is “too often” to submit a site. Make sure you read the fine print on
the search engine’s submission page to avoid “oversubmitting” your site.
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