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    How do I submit a site to Google?

    There might be a simple answer (hopefully), but how do I submit a page to Google or most other search engines? Do I perform a search for that url in the search engine?

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    for google.com, click on the "google web directory" link and then go to the bottom of that page. click on the "submit a site" link.

    for most search engines it's the same...just look for the "submit a site" or "add a site" link.
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    Search engines change the process quite often. Have a look at Search Engine Watch for some submission tips.


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    If you're looking for a better placement on Google, don't add your website via the submission form. You'll get a better listing if your website is found by the Google spider instead. How do you do this?

    Easy. Promote link trades! Ask a couple friends (with Google listings) to add a link to your website. Next time the Google spider is running through your friends' website, you'll be discovered.
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    It is true that if google finds incoming links to your site from others, it will give you a higher rank.

    However, contrary to RKhule (I believe), submitting your site to them directly does not decrease your ranking. It doesn't really make a difference to your ranking, as long as you have incoming links that google has found.

    To get these incoming links, you exchange links with other sites. It doesn't hurt to submit theseother sites to google as well, in case it hasn't found them yet either.

    To submit to the google search engine, you click on "About google" on the front page, and then there is a link about 3 items down in the right column, where you can submit directly into the index. It takes a few weeks before google visits your site.
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    I never said it would decrease your ranking, I said it wouldn't be as high. There's a big difference... For best results, don't submit. Sounds crazy, but it's true.
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    Originally posted by RKuhle
    I never said it would decrease your ranking, I said it wouldn't be as high. There's a big difference... For best results, don't submit. Sounds crazy, but it's true.
    I think mmj's point is missed; it doesn't matter how Google finds your site so long as your site is linked to other sites listed by Google.
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    Originally posted by westmich


    I think mmj's point is missed; it doesn't matter how Google finds your site so long as your site is linked to other sites listed by Google.
    Both of you are missing my point, Google gives higher ranking to websites it "finds".

    And yes, you're absolutely right. The number, but most importantly, the quality of sites linking to your site has a huge effect on your ranking.
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    Define "finds". To me, it sounds like you're saying that the way in which the spider first happens upon your site has an effect on your eventual ranking.

    I think that is an urban legend (ie, a myth). I contest that eventually, it will have no effect since once it is in the database, your rank is influenced by the number of sites linking inwardly (among other factors).

    If you're simply saying that google will give a higher ranking to sites in its database for which it finds quality incoming links, then I certainly agree with you.
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    Google's algorithm and other useful links

    Google's engine uses bleeding edge technology and one
    of the most *intelligent* algorithms for bringing you
    the most relevant results you can ever find on the web.

    There is no way that Google would be stupid enough to
    say 'If you add your site by yourself, you will rank lower'.

    They're much too classy and intelligent for that.

    It absolutely doesn't matter how your link ends up in
    Google's database. Your ranking depends a lot (other
    than on relevancy of your site content to key words
    searched) on how many sites link to you.

    For example, take my own site.

    If you typed 'indian baby names' in Google - click
    http://www.google.com/search?q=indian+baby+names
    to see the results - the second link appearing there
    is my site - BabyNamesIndia.com!

    Type link:babynamesindia.com in the search box (or
    click http://www.google.com/search?q=link%...namesindia.com ).

    This returns how many sites link to my site. (see
    the "Results 1-10 of about 110" in the right hand top
    corner in the blue strip)

    That means Google found 110 pages that link to my home
    page (including some pages on my own site).

    Now, check this out:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&n...ls%2Fbabynames

    This returned 626 pages. That is how many sites link
    to my competitor's site. That is why their site is
    ranked 'above' my link.

    That is why I'm #2 on google.

    It doesn't matter that I'm No.2. I still get about 500
    visitors every day from Google - that's more than 50%
    of my traffic!!!


    Some useful google links:

    Google *invites* you to add your site
    http://www.google.com/addurl.html

    Google Do's and Dont's for Webmasters
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/

    Google's Page Rank algorithm explained:
    http://www.google.com/technology/index.html


    Hope this helps.

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    Linking to other sites

    Regarding linking to other sites, is it possible that you can create free sites (ex. geocities) with relevant keywords and links in it to your site and expect a better chance of getting ranked in Google? Because how does a search engine make a distinction.

    Dylan

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    Originally posted by RKuhle

    Both of you are missing my point, Google gives higher ranking to websites it "finds".

    And yes, you're absolutely right. The number, but most importantly, the quality of sites linking to your site has a huge effect on your ranking.
    I believe you're confusing Google with Inktomi.

    Inktomi gives higher ranking to sites that it finds. Google does not, its simply a rumor or something people assume because they heard it somewhere in regards to inktomi but don't remember the article, etc.
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    Re: Linking to other sites

    Originally posted by iLounge
    Regarding linking to other sites, is it possible that you can create free sites (ex. geocities) with relevant keywords and links in it to your site and expect a better chance of getting ranked in Google? Because how does a search engine make a distinction.

    Dylan
    How much an inbound link helps you depends on the page rank of the page the link is on as well as the context the link is in.

    Also internal links within your site count as well.
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