| Main Steps
| 04- Search Engines- promoting your site on the Internet.
Now that you've got your web page built, you've found a host and uploaded your files, and you've put the finishing touches on the website, you should let the world know about your site.
While telling your friends may help, the world at large often relies on "search engines" to find your web site.
A search engine is a program, often on the Internet itself, which searches for words that the user gives it. These words that the user types in are called "keywords". The search engine then looks within a database for records that include those keywords.
After finding a number of sites with these keywords, the search program will then apply an algorithm or a mathematical formula, to rank the pages. Different algorithms are the essential difference
between search engines.
Many sites use the Open Directory Project for their database, but you will get widely different results depending on how the site weights different factors. The results page is then displayed with some or all of the records found and usually includes links to the locations of those records, that is your pages.
Many search engines use automated software called robots or spiders to search text and codes on web pages to store as data in their databases. Another common way that search engines acquire their list of keywords is from submissions.
Many sites ask for a "description" of your site when you submit your URL (Universal Resource Locator, or the address of your site), and they use words from that description as keywords. Some sites provide separate boxes for youdescription to enter your keywords.
What all this means is that if you want people to visit your site, there are several things you can do that will prepare it and help others find it when they do a search. The algorithms used by the search engines weight certain things more than others.
Some of these things are:
Tips to optimize your site for the search engines:
|Major Search Engines:
Yahoo ,Google , AOL Search, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, Direct Hit, Excite, FAST Search, HotBot, Inktomi, LookSmart, Lycos, MSN Search, Netscape Search, Northern Light, Open Directory, RealNames.
|Search Engine Submissions:
If you want to submit by hand, be aware that each Search Engine has it’s own set of rules for determining relevancy and ranking.
Re-submit regularly, after every major update to the site or at least every six months.
Not trusting the all important submission process to the automated services for the major search engines but use them to cover the hundreds of lesser search engines if you wish to have total coverage.
Where you pay to be listed.
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