Why are search engines so IMPORTANT? Recent
studies indicate that 8 out of 10 Web surfers use search engines or directories to find
sites. Use the following links to submit and monitor your URL (http://your web site
address) on the various search engines.
How do search engines work? Search engines scan
copies of the pages they find on the web. These are stored in an index, a database of web
pages. When people search, search engine software selects content from database to match
what they are looking for.
How do search engines rank pages? They typically
look to see if the search words appear in the title, meta tags and beginning of documents
they have indexed. Repetition of terms is another factor, and there are a wide number of
other things involved in the mix.
Ensure that your pages haven't been dropped from
the index -- which can happen naturally. Check on things once a month, and if pages are
missing, then resubmit. Web site owners can also submit more than one page of their site
with some directories. Others may still crawl your site and find pages to list,
even if you only submit one.
The following links are to a few major search
engines for easy reference while indexing and marketing your website. This is an ongoing
process in order to maintain your listings and market your website on the internet. Many
other directories available but a good place to start. BOOKMARK THIS PAGE
Right mouse click on each search engine icon below & select "open in
new window" then return to this page for reference after submitting your information.