The bulk of your traffic will come from only 10 or 11 search engines.
The main search engines are the ones that
Internet Explorer automatically uses.
Manually submitting and keeping a log on the majors is not really that much
work. At this point the majors are:
- the absolute biggest. Also the only major
search engine that is not automated in the submission process. An
actual human looks at each and every web page submitted and makes
a manual judgment
on ranking. The most important search engine to get listed
in. The best way is to make a good site and submit it!
Lycos - A nicely put together search
engine. Very helpful and polite.
Really makes you feel like they
want your business. A great traffic generation program where they pay
you for clicks as well.
MSN Search - We find this a
highly useful search engine. It brings back very relevant searches on
almost any keyword.
Alta Vista - One of the easiest
to submit too, but you want to have your meta tags and keywords done
properly for this one.
Northern Light - This one is
also easy. Again, your metatags are very important here.
Excite - Nothing to say about
this. Just a plain search engine.
Yahoo - An absolutely fantastic
search engine that allows foreign language searches at the touch of a
HotBot - two versions of
this. The Inktomi database, and the actual hotbot directory, which
must be submitted manually.
- this is fantastic,
it is a search engine of the search engines. A one stop shop.
Type in your keywords here, and stand back, it will bring the most relevant
matches from 6 or more different search engines. Fantastically