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Have Web site on all search engines

By Bhrdwh ·
Hi,
We've recently registered & launched our web site & need to have it up on all seach engines like Google, Altavista, Go etc.
Like if we run a search for "abc.com" or use key words like "IT enabled Services" our site must come up on thesearch.
What are the solutions - Commercial & freeware ??
Akash

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As you probably know, this is a relatively complex, and competitive, area. Obviously almost everyone with a website knows that their page better be listed in the first one, maybe two pages of listings at any of the search engines and/or dorectories,or they'll be lost in the masses. So your website is competing with hundreds, perhaps thousands (or more) of other sites that might respond to any particular search phrase or other set of parameters.

Add to this, the extremely unsavoury practice of the Porno delaers, and many Warez sites, who use bogus descriptions of their sites just to get listed. (That is, you can search for "IT Enabled Services" and possibly end up getting a hit on "Suzie's Furry Barnyard Friends". Just because Suzie's webmaster managed to manipulate the search results.)

What to do?

I would first recommend reviewing "Inspector Find's Guide to Search Engine Tutorials 1.0". This is a free download over at CNet. You might then want to look into "TopDog Search Engine Analyzer Submitter 5.8.0.185" also available from CNet.

While you're at it, make sure you use <META> tags, especially "keywords" and "decription". If you have misplaced your HTML reference, try:

http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/htmlguid/tags3.htm#1697602

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Also...

But be aware that some spiders are also looking for abuse. For example, it used to be that if a spider found many occurences of a specific phrase (for example: "IT Enabled Services") on a page, that page would be listed near the top. So some tricky folks would simply put "invisible" text on their page with their keyword of choice repeated many, many times. (Invisible text is just the same colour as the background.) Eventually, the spiders got wise to that. Now they actually penalise such sites by dropping them very low in the ranking, perhaps dropping their listing completely.

There are many other possible "abuses" out there. So do some research.

Another thing you need to do is make sure to refresh your listings at the major directories and search engines. At least every couple of months, perhaps more often (again, being careful not to tread on a particular portal's definitions of "abuse").

Other references to have a look at are the indispensible books by Vince Flanders (Web Pages That Suck) and Jakob Nielsen (Designing Webpage Usability). Why these? Well, one point they both address is: if people can't find your site, then it sucks/is unusable.

Hope that helps.

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