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Steps to Get Your Site Listed in Search Engine Part - 2

Author: Terry R Littrell

About directories :

If you want to be listed then directories are the place for you, as they actually need you to submit your website to them. By submitting your website to directories you will get good amount of links and driving traffic to your site.

We start with the below mentioned directories:

DMOZ (http://dmoz.org/)

DMOZ is also known as The Open Directory Project (ODP). DMOZ is the among oldest and most important of the directories. It is free to add your site on DMOZ but it can take almost a year to get included. Yet, incoming links from DMOZ are notably valuable for they deliver outputs to several other directories including Google's. Above that the submission to indexing process is the reason to submit your site as soon as possible.

DMOZ is run by volunteer editors, which will take longer for you to get listed on the site because they are loaded with submissions round the clock and with limited resources to work with, as a result there have been cases when sites have had to wait for over a year before getting listed.

Getting a DMOZ listing is pleasant since it will help you get into Google's directory. But do not mix it up with Google's main search engine results index.

That's it, after you have done your part of submitting your site to DMOZ, leave the rest. For more comprehensive clarification, visit DMOZ's website for instructions.

Yahoo Directory (http://dir.yahoo.com/)

Yahoo Directory is considered to be among the oldest existing directories on the World Wide Web and yet it lacks search results for Yahoo, which are eventfully provided by Yahoo's search engine. Hence, do not get confused between the two. (Yahoo's directory listing are searched through http://search.yahoo.com/search/dir )

Incoming links from Yahoo's directory increases your website's value in the eyes of search engine giants and therefore to be listed on Yahoo's directory is important. Non-commercial sites can get listed for free, whereas, good sites get listed quickly enough. Furthermore, commercial sites are charged an yearly review fees, despite that they are not guaranteed a listing at once. Within two days you will receive a reply along with a listing in the index, only if your site matches all their guidelines.

People who can afford to spend good and who want to instantly boost their website traffic are suggested to get listed on Yahoo Directory via relevant inbound links. On the other hand, if budget is restricted or generic search ranking is not given considerable importance, we would recommend them to concentrate on pay-per-click management and also get listed on Yahoo's default search engine results for boosting their website traffic.

Being on Yahoo directory is of great advantage as it gets your site listed into quickly being propagated out on to Yahoo's International Directories like those found in Asia, India, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia and many other countries. You do get multiple inbound links for the review fees you pay.

Other minor search engines

Are you thinking about other search engines – AltaVista, AlltheWeb, LookSmart & Lycos? Yes, they are missing from our mention of search engines. It is so because of two reasons: either one of the major search engine giant has brought them up or their traffic has been denied to the extent where optimizing for them will bring no results.

For example, AltaVista and AlltheWeb are owned by Yahoo, who is deciding about what to do with them now. These sites do represent a reflection of their new Yahoo ownership. Therefore, we make an assumption that if you successfully enter Yahoo, you also undoubtedly enter the other two sites as well. The question that crops up is, what role are they left to play under the Yahoo banner.

Lycos and LookSmart, have gone out of traffic drastically. As a consequence, the Search engine industry is witnessing the growth of consolidations that is changing the face of search engines. With Google and Yahoo being the master owners of not-so-popular search engines, or these small search engines licensing their paid and unpaid search results from Google or Yahoo.

A number of small search engines hold the capacity to take the position of major search engines, those like Amazon's A9 and AOL Search. Since then, they have been developing and adding new features and making every effort to develop search market share. Nonetheless, they receive their search results from major search engines mentioned before. Therefore, optimizing for Google and Yahoo means that you will do pretty well in A9 and AOL.

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Author Bio: Here author, Semaphore Software, the SEO Company New Jersey tries to help you to get your site listed on popular search engines from the above article. NJ SEO Company offers complete SEO services including getting your site ranked on search engines.


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