How do you get listed on search engines?

  STEVE71163 11:18 17 Jun 2003
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Can you tell me how you get listed on google etc?

  MichelleC 11:24 17 Jun 2003

This question is a big one and there's lots of ways, but here's a few.

You can pay them to get listed;

Or you can use meta tag method (some say outdated now);

Spidering method.

  OneSirKnight 11:26 17 Jun 2003
  Pesala 11:33 17 Jun 2003
  Pesala 11:38 17 Jun 2003

but there is a serious point here.

By typing a few key words into Google's search engine, it will give you a few ideas of how to present your website better.

Just imagine the problems if your company was in the business of selling Spam! You, know, Luncheon meat!

  HighTower 14:36 17 Jun 2003

Try putting alternate text behind any images you have in the site. Also, some engines like to see a contact address at both the header and footer of the page (in text of course). Downside is that this can make your webpages look a little unattractive.

Next thing is to register the site with all the major search engines then wait around 6 months for it to start spidering!

MichelleC is right about Meta Tags. I think that most engines don't bother with them now.

  Jester2K II 14:58 17 Jun 2003

"MichelleC is right about Meta Tags. I think that most engines don't bother with them now"

Google certainly does!!

click here for a freeware tool to help you generate those MetaTags!

  STEVE71163 18:28 17 Jun 2003

Many thanks for replys!

  HighTower 09:39 18 Jun 2003

If you're serious about getting your site highly rated in search engines have a look at this link: click here. The ball game changes frequently as the search engines change the way they work. When I mentioned that Meta Tags were not really bothered with much that was probably a little vague, but I really don't think that just chucking some into HTML and submitting the site to google will work well for you. There are so many other things to consider.

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