The Waiting Game
A watched pot never boils
This was touched on in the Ranking subject, but it must
be driven home. Success comes with time, patience, and
work.If you submit your site to search engines, it can
take weeks or months to get listed. Then it can take
months upon months to build your ranking on more common
keywords. It is that simple. The price for free search
engine promotion is time.
You can speed things up if you are willing to pay.
Most search engines nowadays have some sort of speedy
processing offer... for a price. You can get listed
by Inktomi in less than 72 hours if you pay them for
the benefit. The same goes for Alta Vista, Lycos, Yahoo,
etc. They will put your site on a priority list and
look at your site very soon. Most also guarantee that
they will spider your site every 72 hours or less for
changes. This is a great service, and if you elect to
opt for it, budget at least $1,000 for it. There are
no positiong guarantees! These services are for guarantees
that they will LOOK at your site. Yahoo, for example,
only guarantees that they will review it, not that they
will add it. The others will merely place you in a position
that you would have otherwise been in if they got around
to accepting your submission. Still, it gets you fast
results, good or bad.
Trading Links can speed it all up
Think of it this way: If a website is regularly spidered
by a search engine, and a link to your site is placed
on that site, the next time they get spidered, your
site will be discovered. So, you are better off trading
links than submitting, of course.
Instant Top Positions
Pay per click engines are a great way to get guaranteed
positiong. If you are willing to pay more than anyone
else to be #1 on a search engine, you can be. But beware
that you will have to pay every time a user clicks on
your link! These sites include Overture, Sprinks, Findwhat
and many others. Furthermore, some of them partner with
many other engines, so getting the #1 spot on one, may
get you #1 on many others.
Do it in AddWeb
Every subject on this page can be handled through AddWeb.
Submission is obvious. Trading links is done through
AddWeb's LinkTrader, and you can get paid placement
on many Engines through AdDWeb's Pay Engines interface.
Finally, in the Pay Engines interface, there are links
to many of the Pay Per Click sites!