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    Question Submission Help

    hi

    I have just created a site (http://www.curlyworld.com) and want to get it listed on search engines.......as a complete novice I have no idea how to go about it and don't want to end up being ripped off.
    Has anyone got any ideas
    cheers
    curlygal

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    Here's an article to begin:
    http://www.promotionbase.com/article/361

    Click on the links in the articles to be taken to the search engine/directory's submission info.

    Make sure you read the policies. If you have any questions, come back and ask us here.

    Don't use mass submission services or forms on the web.

    Also, I would read the host of artciles in this category to get a first rate education on search engines and optimizing your site:
    http://www.promotionbase.com/subcats/38

    Best Regards,
    worksdev

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    In the important thread at the top of this forum there are links to the places where you need to submit.
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    Originally posted by aspen
    In the important thread at the top of this forum there are links to the places where you need to submit.
    Wow Aspen, great thread. I guess it pays to read those threads that say "Imporant" on them.

    Thanks for pointing it out, and thanks for creating the thread in the first place.

    Best Regards

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    Re: Submission Help

    Originally posted by curlygal

    I have just created a site (http://www.curlyworld.com) and want to get it listed on search engines...as a complete novice I have no idea how to go about it and don't want to end up being ripped off. Has anyone got any ideas?
    Hello curlygal,

    Did you buy this domain name as an existing domain or did you change the topic for it recently?

    The reason we ask is because of the following listings we found.

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    The Midnight Ride, a Pictorial History - By John Graham. Take a journey on Paul Revere's midnight ride. Includes an area map.
    http://www.webwombat.com.au/wwdir/WW215750.HTM
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    The Midnight Ride, a Pictorial History - By John Graham. Take a journey on Paul Revere's midnight ride. Includes an area map.
    http://www.pacific-mall.com/shopping...s/non-fiction/
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    There are other listings for your URL ... http://www.curlyworld.com ... but the ones above will show you what you'll need to know in order to understand that your URL is currently listed on a few search sites. We have listed some of them for you below.

    Your URL also seems to have maybe incurred some sort of penalty from Google since your PageRank currently shows 0 (Zero). You can examine what Google saw when it last cached your page ...
    http://216.239.37.100/search?q=cache...yworld.com</a>


    ... AltaVista & Raging Search (Text-Only Search) ...
    http://www.altavista.com/sites/searc...curlyworld.com
    http://www.altavista.com/sites/searc...curlyworld.com
    Easyspace Default Page
    Your browser doesn't appear to support frames - please click here to view the site.


    ... AOL ...
    http://search.aol.com/dirsearch.adp?...curlyworld.com
    Easyspace Default Page - There should be a website here, but the owner has not uploaded it yet. Help Domain Registered for a Client .biz .com .me.uk .info .co.uk .tv .cc .net Keyword .org .org.uk .gs .ms .tc .vg .sh .ac .nu This domain has been registered for a client by


    ... Google ...
    http://www.google.com/search?q=curlyworld.com
    Easyspace Default Page
    ... Your browser doesn't appear to support frames
    - please click here to view the site.


    ... HotBot ...
    http://hotbot.lycos.com/?query=curlyworld.com
    Easyspace Default Page
    There should be a website here, but the owner has not uploaded it yet. Help Domain Registered for a Client .biz .com .me.uk .info .co.uk .tv .cc .net Keyword .org .org.uk .gs .ms .tc .vg .sh .ac .nu T
    5/15/2002


    ... LookSmart / Inktomi ...
    http://www.looksmart.com/r_search?lo...curlyworld.com
    Easyspace Default Page
    There should be a website here, but the owner has not uploaded it yet. Help Domain Registered for a Client .biz .com .me.uk .info .co.uk .tv .cc .net Keyword .org .org.uk .gs .ms .tc .vg .sh .ac .nu This domain has been registered for a client by


    ... MSN / Inktomi ...
    http://search.msn.com/results.asp?q=curlyworld.com
    Easyspace Default PageThere should be a website here, but the owner has not uploaded it yet. Help Domain Registered for a Client .biz .com .me.uk .info .co.uk .tv .cc .net Keyword .org .org.uk .gs .ms .tc .vg .sh .ac .nu This domain has been registered for a client by


    ... PURE Inktomi ...
    http://169.207.238.189/search/search.pl
    Easyspace Default Page
    There should be a website here, but the owner has not uploaded it yet. Help Domain Registered for a Client .biz .com .me.uk .info .co.uk .tv .cc .net Keyword .org .org.uk .gs .ms .tc .vg .sh .ac .nu This domain has been registered for a client by


    Also it is important to note that your URL is not listed in the ... Yahoo/Google (google.yahoo.com) ... database, even though you are listed in the Google (google.com) database. (Even though these two databases are different, it is possible for your URL to be listed in both.)
    http://google.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=curlyworld.com


    Your URL is also not listed in DMOZ (dmoz.org), so you'd be very wise to submit your URL there. Once listed there, you'll also be listed in the Google Directory (directory.google.com) soon thereafter.
    http://search.dmoz.org/cgi-bin/searc...curlyworld.com

    And lastly, your URL is not listed in Yahoo.
    http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=curlyworld.com

    Our advice at this time is for you to simply acquire as many links back to your page(s) as you can, and soon enough all your current listings will be updated to reflect your current page(s).
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    It's Always Wise To Add A Robots.txt File

    Oh, curlygal,

    One more thing ... It would be very wise to include a robots.txt file since you currently have a "custom 404 redirection" in place which could be a hindrance to some spiders when they come to crawl your site.

    You see, that is the FIRST page that the spiders will LOOK for, so again it would be extremely wise on your part to have exactly what they are looking for.

    Place your robots.txt file here ...

    http://www.curlyworld.com/robots.txt

    If you want to EXCLUDE certain directories/pages then do so BEFORE
    you do ANYTHING else.

    Just create a text file and place it in the root directory. See the
    examples below for a properly formatted file.

    (i.e. http://www.your-domain.com/robots.txt)


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    This one allows all robots to index everything. The asterisk (*) in
    the User-agent field allows "all robots" in and because nothing is
    disallowed, everything is allowed.

    User-agent: *
    Disallow:
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    This one keeps all robots out.

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /
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    This one keeps all robots out of the cgi-bin and images directories:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /cgi-bin
    Disallow: /images
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    This one keeps out slurp (Inktomi's Spider) from indexing all the
    files. All the other robots (spiders) are allowed.

    User-agent: slurp
    Disallow: /
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    This one keeps out googlebot (Google's Spider) from indexing any of
    the files in the images and photos directories and the myphoto.jpg.

    User-agent: googlebot
    Disallow: /images
    Disallow: /photos
    Disallow: myphoto.jpg
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    For more information ... Standard For Robot Exclusion
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    Using a custom 404 redirection, atleast the standard way of doing it, is completely server side and is transparent to the client.
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    Smile BIg Thanx

    Thankyou all for all the advice.

    In response to sharon and roys question I registered the name with easy space and straight away started recieving mail for a john@curlyworld.com after doin some digging around i found out that he had owned the domain before me (he owns a publishing house called curlyworld), no one seemed to have realised the name had expired and been re-registered and hence his publicists were still submitting the curlyworld site to all and sundry.......so this is why there are these eroneous results when searching for curlyworld.
    Thanks to all for taking the time out to help with this.
    Free the curl!!!!
    Curlygalxxx


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