If you can't
get the Yahoo's to list your site, what
makes you think they listed the site you
are looking for! Some good news
also known as the Open Directory
Project, the largest human edited
directory has become a superior search
utility. That is why Yahoo, All the Web,
Google, AltaVista, Deja, HotBot, Lycos,
Northern Light and many others are
including DMOZ listings in their search.
The good news is a DMOZ listing costs
From self submission help, to
paid promotional subscriptions, we can
help get your site seen. With many of
the major search engines going to paid
submissions promoting your site can be
much more costly than the design. As the
future unfolds it should prove very
interesting. If all the major search
engines only listed paid subscriptions
and many companies offering products and
services are not willing to pay for
these listings, the current problems
with Yahoo and others will only grow.
PROMOTING YOUR SITE
Good news if your site if designed by
us, it is search engine friendly!
We will ask you when designing your site
for meta tags and other information that
helps us in designing a site that is
search engine friendly. We can
even submit your site to search engines.
However don't let anyone fool you into
thinking that by purchasing a
subscription to a submittal service,
purchasing self submission software, or
clicking on the submission links
provided here and elsewhere on the web
is all that you need. Auto
submission software, a subscription
service, or hand submission may get your
site listed but when you type "machine
screws" at the aol search you may be
number 1,768 of 31,000 listings. T here
is much more to driving traffic to your
site than just getting listed.
Even very experienced web developers
need help in this area. More
Good News is, very few sites are
really designed with search engines in
mind. They were designed for looks
and that is fine, if your audience
already knows your URL, is reading it
off a billboard or your brochure but,
that is not how the normal "surfer"
finds what they are looking for.
Now, why is that good news?
Because by utilizing the service of a
promotional professional you can drive
their potential traffic your site.
Other General Advice
Keep your pages between 800 and 1500
characters. (This page is much too
long) NEVER design in frames,
forget your plans for a fancy
flash site, only utilize java only
when really needed, stay away from
100% database driven sites, keep
your index or home page under 50k if
possible, and utilize the alt image tag
for search phrases and terms that are
under-utilized in you text. If you want
to ignore these suggestions except for
NEVER design in frames, learn how
to properly construct doorway pages.
And play by the rules. The search
engines are smarter than you think,
playing games will only get your URLs'
booted. Oh did I mention
NEVER DESIGN IN FRAMES!
Started and where you can can help us
domain name should be used on ALL
CORRESPONDENCE. Your letterhead,
business cards, advertising brochures,
and newspaper adds, It should be a part
of your name and address in all
correspondence! If we have not
completely designed your site, ask us
for a quote on getting your site ready
for submission, or use the tools, links
and information provided on this site to
ready your site. Remember if
your site is not readied properly you
are wasting your time.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING!
One last note when giving your email
address, through manual submissions, or
You will receive junk mail!
For most of these sites you do need
a valid e-mail address. Do not
give the one that you normally use for
business. Suggestion, if you have
not already done so....Get a Free Yahoo,
Gmail or whatever address, and submit
using this one when utilizing automatic
submission software. Do not give
them any address at your domain unless
absolutely necessary. Unless you
like reading junk mail of course.
some links we provide may offer partial
free services and then ask you to buy a
full version of their software.
djmiller.net Services does not in any
way promote their services. We are only directing
you to sites that offer some free help
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR SITE TO ANY OF
THESE ENGINES OR DIRECTORIES INSURE YOUR
PAGES ARE ROBOT FRIENDLY, YOUR META TAGS
AND TITLES COMPLETE AND RELATE TO TEXT
ON THE PAGE YOU ARE TRYING TO PROMOTE.
IF YOU ARE UNSURE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE
ON GETTING YOUR SITE SEARCH ENGINE
local Michiana web directory
- for a limited time
you can add your website to
this local directory.
They manually edit the
content but are very quick
at approving listings,
(usually within 48hrs).
Pick suggest link and select
MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES AND DIRECTORIES
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