Sunday, February 17, 2008

How to Get Listed In Yahoo

Most websites get into Yahoo by getting spidered from other sites. Meaning if you're already linked from another site or web directory, Yahoo's robots will eventually find you when they update their search index.
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Go to DMOZ directory. This is the Open Directory Project begun by several key players from Netscape. Once your site has been accepted into the Open Directory, it may take anywhere from 2 weeks to several months for your site to be listed on Yahoo which also use the Open Directory data.

Another way to get listed in Yahoo is to use their own Add URL form located here

Monday, February 4, 2008

How to Get Listed In Google

Google has always said their main focus is to provide relevant results. The main reason the engine has been so successful is because it gives searchers what they want.

Google is getting more and more selective about who gets in, and the first step is ensuring that your site is full of useful, unique content.After that, work on getting quality, relevant sites to link back to you. These days those two steps are the best ways to find your site in the almighty Google.

1) Get your site listed in The Open Directory -

This is a directory that is managed by volunteers that act as "category editors." To list your site, simply go to the most appropriate category for your web site, then drill down to the relevant subcategory and select the "Add URL" link at the top of that category's page.

2.)If you can convince 1 page rank 5 to link with you, your website will be listed in roughly 3 to 4 days. To get your site listed in less than 24 hours, get 1 website with a page ranking of 6 to link with you. That’s it, no miracles. It works!

3.) Another good way to get Google to index your site is through writing articles and submitting them to the article submission sites. All of the article sites (the good ones at least) allow you to include a section called "About the Author" or "Author Resource". It's here that you can include a link back to your site.

4.) Another way to get listed in Google is to use their own Add URL form located here This method is not as dependable as listing with The Open Directory, but it can get you in. Google admits that they may not add every site, so don't be surprised if this does not work for you.