95% of Internet users use Google as their main
search engine. However always remember that other all search engines get more
than one million visitors per month. Therefore submit your URL to all
search engines. Yahoo search is now powered by Bing. So Yahoo don't
accepts URL submissions.
Yandex is rapidly popular in European countries,
which now runs its own international version. Baidu is a popular Chinese
search engine. Meta search engines like DogPile give results through
combining results from these major search engines.
Search in Lanka Wisdom Search with keyword "search
engines" to find local search engines. There have few Sri Lankan search
engines too. You can visit our
World Wide Web Index for find out popular international level search
When your site is updated, submit its site map to
Bing & Google. Check if there have broken links, if so make fix those
very soon. Because spiders stop crawling when they found broken link.
Use their web master tools.
Avoid use links farms (lot of links in index page)
or hidden texts (text with same background color).
New search engines try to collect websites, so if
you submit your sites into them, they give first place to you in their
search results. So find about new search engines...
Contents of your web pages are key to every search
engines. Therefore try to give correct & related information which agree
with title of the web page.
Some search engines consider <H1..H3> tags in
Try to use major keywords in your web pages
without grammar errors or uncanny mistakes.
Remember search engines spiders can read only text
& HTML tags. NOT flash animations, images, session IDs in PHP & other
codes used in client side programming. If you use these multimedia
objects, comment them by using ALT tags or other ways in HTML/XHTML.
Use Meta tags correctly. Meta tag information such
as "description", "keywords", "title" are collected by major search
engines for their databases. However now most of major search engines
neglect keyword tag as spamming, so if you use keyword tags then use
only three keyword or less than 15 keywords.
Don't use intro, entering or welcoming page for
your web site. These intro pages only good for use in world popular
companies & celebrities websites.
Use robot.txt wisely in small websites. (robot.text
uses to telling spiders what pages want to skip or not indexed within
website. Read robot.txt documents in each search engine.)
Create site map in top or bottom of your index or
home page. So spiders can visit all pages without wasting time. Remember
spiders skip your site if it found more than five broken links. So care
about your all internal links.
Don't mislead spiders by using words with same background color or other
ways. Modern spiders accomplish with artificial intelligence, so they
can recognize all cheatings.
Link your site in other popular websites. Also you
can submit your site into some of web directories. Now Google & Bing
neglect spamming links and links in low level web directories. This will
reduce Page Rank. However lot of major search engines give extra points,
if your site was indexed in Open Directory Project (ODP/DMoz).
Try to use top level domain name with keywords
related to site's name : Example www.sitename.com
Many websites have two domain names such as "www.yoursite.com"
and "yoursite.com", so search engines are indexing both as separate
websites in many cases. Hence use Permanently Redirecting ".htaccess"
file or server side scripting for direct your URL into one among two.
This will increase page ranking in Meta Search Engines.
Test your site in every major browser. Some web
directories reject your site if it is not visible in all aviable browsers.
Before submit your site into search engines read
submit articles in Google, Yandex & Bing.
Google and major search engines consider duplicate
elements in the web, if your site was built by using articles stolen
from Wikipedia or from any other sites, robots can distinguish that
articles were not from your own source. So search engines put your site's
rank into lower marks. Hence write your own articles. Don't copy. If you
copy, kind enough to mention from which URLs that you had taken those
Your site's URL mentioned in blogs, social
networking sites and forums (as posts) can be put your site into higher
rank or lower rank under purpose of postings. You are in Face Book is
great but it should not spamming. Social plug-ins, forum posts and blog
posts are consider as spamming, if you had misused those.
Don't use SEO websites who claims that they submit
your site into over 200 search engines. Those people collect your email
addresses then used for spamming. Good thing is you find search engines
your owner way and read their submit articles then submit by