Satisfying the Search Engines - Search Engine Registration
Another important thing beyond content and formatting of your web site, is making sure it is indexed by the various search engines and directories. Through the research in this paper, and testing its concepts, I discovered that my web site wasn't listed in HotBot, one of the web's premiere search engines. With a few minutes of effort, I was able to fix this oversight.
You could hand submit your web site to every search engine and directory on the Internet, but an alternative to this approach is using submission software or websites to aid in this daunting task. One such site is Submit-It.com. Though this is fast and easy and covers dozens of search engines, "Yahoo, Alta-Vista, Hotbot, Lycos, Excite Infoseek and Webcrawler should always be done by hand" (Online Imaginations).
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By Robert Corfman - 10/11/98