We don't submit web sites to search engines very often anymore.
Search engines will find your site as they crawl the web as long
as there are some links to the site from other sites, See
Referral Site Development Link Building & Promotion for more information.
There are directories however, such as the Yahoo
Directory, the Open
Directory Project, and other broad and industry specific directories
where you should consider listing your site. Unlike search engines,
which send a “spider” to automatically read and index
your site, most directories have a human (an editor) visit your
site to review it. In order to be considered for inclusion in most
directories the site must be submitted
Being listed in directories can help build targeted traffic in
a couple of ways. You may get additional visitors from the directory
as people browse through it. In addition, most major search engines
perform a ‘Linking Analysis” to help them rank the results
of a search (this is often referred to as Link Popularity or "Link
Pop" for short, See Referral
Site Development Link Building & Promotion for more information
Basically they look for other web sites that include links to your
site to gage how “important"your web site or web page
is. They use this linking analysis in part to determine which web
pages to display at the top of the search results. So it helps to
have links to your web site in order to improve your results with
search engines. Listings in many directories are simple links to
a web site which can help with Link Popularity. In addition, it's
important for new web sites to have links from other sites in order
for the search engines to follow the links to the site and index
the site's pages. Links from directories are often followed by search
engines as they crawl the web.
Most directories break their listings into specific categories.
We choose the best category(s) to suggest for your site. Then we
prepare a suggested Site Title and Site Description for your listing,
ideally after some keyword research, See SEO
for more information about keyword research, and submit the site.
Note: Ideally we choose the
best category and prepare the Site Title and Site Description using
the results of some keyword research, See Search
Engine Optimization (SEO) for more information about keyword research.
Ready to have eVision improve your search engine results?
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