How To Promote Your Web Site:
One of the best ways to promote your Web Site is to list it in many electronic directories and search engines, so people can easily find your Web Site.

Most search engines do not charge anything to be listed in their directories because they want you there. The best place to start is http://dmoz.org/. Each site is hand done and can take a couple of months to get listed but they cover hundreds of search engines including Netscape Search, AOL Search, Google, Lycos, HotBot and DirectHit. This is definitely a must do.

Links to the Top Search Engines
The surest way to get listed with each one of these sites is probably the least fun and the most work. That would be to follow the links below to each site and add your web site information to their database by hand. Most of these engines have a link (usually at the bottom of their homepage) that says something to the effect of "add url" or "submit your site." It also happens to be the least expensive.


But, before submitting your site, be sure and update your website by putting in the necessary META Tags mentioned below. There is no guarantee that you will be placed at the top of the search engine list but it is a good idea to have these on your web pages because with none, you are surely going to be lost in the crowd.

Editing your META Tags (Important First Step):

Meta tags for your "title", "description", and "keywords":

< title >your title here</title>
< meta NAME="keywords" CONTENT=" your keywords here" >
< meta NAME="description" CONTENT="your description here">

A Title (with a high percentage of your site's keywords): Don’t make it too long because most search engines only use the first 10 words.

A Description (with a high percentage of your site's keywords): Give this are much attention because this is what people will read first when they see your description on the search engine. Contain keywords from your site and make it impossible not to want to click on it.

Keywords: These are some or most of the words on your home page that people might use to search for your site. There is such a thing as overkill here. Example: If you put hosting in your keywords 30 or 40 times (hosting this and hosting that), most search engines won’t even list you. So be careful here and choose your words and phrases wisely.


Below is a list of some of the search engines you can submit to:

  

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Promoting Your Website