Have patience

  Forum Editor 00:47 30 Jun 2003

it can take weeks, or even months before a site is listed. Did you make submissions to the big UK engines?

There's no great mystery about the way that search engines work, although many would have you believe so. Most of the big engines will list sites eventually, although you'll not be well received if you have non-working elements on your site.

You have one or two areas which could be attended to. The Footloose musicals and News buttons aren't working, and you have an under construction notice on the photo page. In addition, although you're inviting people to register with you for newsletters you don't have any privacy statement on the site. This is absolutely essential, and according to the Information Commissioner's guidelines there should be a link to the privacy statement as near to the point where people enter their details as possible.

In practical terms this means a line of text: "Before you submit your details please read our privacy statement". You can make the words 'privacy statement'into a link to a separate page on which you can explain your policy with regard to the protection of personal information, and what you will/will not do with it. If you need a sample statement post back here and I'll send you one.

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