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March 30, 1998 Digest # 641
"Mass Site Registration"
~ Rod Aries
Subject: Re: Mass Site Registration
Jacqui, you make a good point, hopefully a couple hundred extra "hits" won't really spike the site. It is those thousands that occur as a result of being registered with the engines that count.
Also, I don't know this for sure, but I suspect that the companies that advertise 250, 500, 1,000 search engines, don't really submit to that many as some of the obscure search engines (trig and calculus obtuse search engine) won't even take a submission from a page that has content outside of its focus. The fine print must say, "up to" x number of search engines. My guess, is that you are probably lucky to get a 100 engines. And, as stated before, the top ten engines will account for 90%++ of your traffic anyway.
Nonetheless, the key when you "Register your site with a thousand search engines" is to have your site optimized for search engines (as well as for "eye-ball" consumption).
If you register a poorly written site, then you will get poor results; if you provide minimal information (content), you get minimal ranking...
A quick checklist for meta-tags and titles (the content list is much longer), before you register and submit to the engines...
Meta-tags |> core key words for each page |> specific key words for specific pages |> use comma's, no spaces after comma's |> correlate key words and key phrases to content on your site |> if you have typo's, make sure they are thinko's (i.e. have entrepreneur and entreprneur and enterpreneur), not typo's |> most important word first, derivations, permutations as well, later |> extra space available?? try CAP's on a few words
Titles |> core key words for each title-no fluff |> correlate key words and key phrases in title to content on your site |> most important word first, derivations, permutations as well, later |> make it interesting, descriptive and optimized in one swoop...
Have you seen any comments or ideas on how to optimize the "description" meta-tag??
At your service,
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