Free Searchengine Submissions
There are several search engines that allow you to submit URLs
for free. You can indeed drive good traffic to your site with free
searchengine submissions. The downside is that it will take 4 to 8 weeks
before your site begins to show up in these search engine results.
Google - more time is spent doing Google searches than at any
other site. You only have to submit the URL of your home page and Google will
"crawl" your whole site and index every page it can find! However, it
can take several visits over a number of weeks to find all your pages and
include them in its database. Google has lost some of its luster lately, unfortunately, as Yahoo recently dropped
Google's listings from the Yahoo web search results. Google continues to provide the listings for web searches
at AOL. 4 out of 4 stars - Click here to submit your site to Google.
Yahoo Search - with free registration, you can submit your site for
free inclusion into Yahoo's search results. It is well worth your submitting
your site to Yahoo, given the potential traffic you can generate. Yahoo remains
the second most popular search engine, and Yahoo's web sites are the most
visited set of Internet sites. It will take a few weeks for Yahoo's robot to
crawl your site, and then include you in the published results.
3 out of 4 stars - Click here to submit to
MSN Search - although this service is still in Beta mode, it is an excellent idea to get
your site entered into the MSN database for when it goes live. MSN is a hugely popular destination site, and the new
MSN search features should drive considerable traffic to pages that rank high in the search results.
Fortunately, you can submit your site for free. The MSN bot will crawl your site and
should, over time, end up indexing all your pages.
3 out of 4 stars - Click here to submit to MSN Search.
The Open Directory Project is something that many people
haven't heard of, but it is a powerful force behind some well known search
sites. The starting place is the DMOZ Directory,
and you must find the right section of the directory for your web site.
Then click on "submit a site" and you will be taken to the form to fill in.
The ODP is run by volunteer editors, who screen every submission. If
your site is accepted, and many are not, then you will be added to the
directory that is used by Netscape, AOL, HotBot and more. Learn
more about submitting to DMOZ.
2 out of 4 stars
For a head start in getting your website into the smaller
search engines, try MetMechanic's free service and submit your URL to: