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SEO - Search Engine Optimization

The most common question we get here in support is, "How do I get my site listed on search engines?"

It takes time for new websites to be discovered and indexed on search engines. If you do nothing, it can take 4-8 weeks before they appear. Just like with any type of marketing or self-promotion, you really have to be invested in yourself and spend some time and do some footwork before you get indexed. Here are a few resources regarding search engine submission;

Here are some search engine submission tips:

  http://searchenginewatch.com/webmasters/ 


Also, here are some links where you can submit your site to be added to various search engines:
-Add your site to Google:

  http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl 

-Add your site to Yahoo:

  http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html 

-Add your site to BING! (MSN Formerly Live Search):

  http://www.bing.com/docs/submit.aspx 

-Add your site to DMOZ:

  http://dmoz.org/add.html 


Really - ignore anything about meta tags and keywords - to be honest, meta tags and keywords really have very little relevance anymore. The part of your site that carries the most relevance with search engines is the body text. Here are a couple links explaining why and what meta tags might still be useful:
-META Keywords Tag Falls By The Wayside

  http://www.insiderreports.com/storypage.asp_Q_ChanID_E_WB_A_StoryID_E_20006359 

-The Blogger’s Guide to Meta Tags

  http://www.dailyblogtips.com/the-bloggers-guide-to-meta-tags/ 

-Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking (from Google itself)

  http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html
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