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Submitting Your Web Site to Search Engines

After you've updated the keywords on your Web pages, you can submit your site to the search engines. Here are the popular search engines where IHR submits it's clients sites:

  1. Alta Vista
  2. AOL Search
  3. Direct Hit
  4. Excite
  5. Google - You can read the research paper by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine" at the following URL: http://www7.scu.edu.au/programme/fullpapers/1921/com1921.htm - You will find the original algorithm for PageRank (in section 2.1.1) and it is in fact elegantly simple. The algorithm boils down to just a handful of variables; it is very likely that the PageRank algorithm itself has been tweaked since this paper was first published (see for instance http://www10.org/cdrom/papers/474/).
  6. Go.com (includes Infoseek)
  7. HotBot (Lycos Network) - uses Inktomi database
  8. Lycos
  9. MSN Search
  10. NBCi Search - uses Inktomi database
  11. Northern Light
  12. Webcrawler

NOTE: The following sites contain directories, so the directories are discussed on the Directories Web page: Go (formerly Infoseek), Looksmart, NBCi (Snap), Open Directory, and Yahoo.

Additionally, there are medical search engines, such as:

  1. HealthAtoZ 

In order to submit your site to a search engine, you would typically access the search engine and look for a link on the bottom of their Web pages that says something like "Add URL" or "Submit a Site."

Additional Tips

  • After the initial registrations, regularly ensure that your Web site is still registered in the major search engines. Sometimes Web site listings disappear from search engines. One reason - search engines periodically send out a robot to verify that the links in their database are still active. If your Web site's Web server happened to be temporarily down when this occurred, the search engine might drop your listing from its database. Re-register your site, if necessary.
     
  • Don't worry too much about registering your Web site with the smaller search engines, because they don't generate much traffic.

 


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