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SEARCH ENGINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Search Engine optimized web site design & hostingThis article addresses some general search engine guidelines

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1. Submit new pages to the engines, and then wait to see if the pages make it into the engines' indexes. Remember that it can literally take weeks (months?) for pages to get into an index. If the pages don't make it into the index, don't resubmit them, but look over them carefully to see if you need to employ additional optimization strategies before resubmitting.

2. Submit all of your important pages to the search engines that allow you to submit more than just the main page of your site. None of the spiders crawl as well as they say they do. Sometimes they do an excellent job, but in most cases, they don't.

3. After a page has made it into the index, unless you make significant changes to the page or the page has dropped from the index, don't resubmit it.

4. If a page is dropped from the index, wait for two weeks to see if the page is picked back up, and then resubmit it.

5. If you've made significant changes to a page, resubmit it, but no sooner than 21 days since your last submission. It might benefit you to play it safe!

6. Consider adding visible links to all of your important pages on the main page of your site. Give the engines something to spider! What about using hidden links, which has been a popular strategy in the past? Approach this practice with caution. AV is beginning to look for hidden links, so try to stay away from them. You'll not necessarily have trouble based upon their spider, however, they do have people reviewing, and they are looking at this closer.

7. Submit your pages manually, or use a submission service or software that mimics a manual submission. By that, we mean that the software or service waits for verification before submitting another URL. If you use a submission software program, make sure that you're able to choose the schedule for your submissions. If you can't, you may find yourself in trouble with the engines for over-submitting. Do not use web based mass submissions. They have the potential to do more harm than had you never even submitted at all.

8. Keep in mind that if it takes too long for an engine to access your site, it probably won't get indexed.


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