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    Skills to Pay the Bills Sparkie's Avatar
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    Question The only sites worth submitting to are...

    I'm working on making a good, clear list of free and PPC search engines/directories/portals worth submitting to.

    So far we've got:

    Altavista
    AlltheWeb
    Google
    Dogpile
    DMOZ
    Hotbot
    Lycos
    Excite
    MSN
    Inktomi
    Looksmart
    Overture

    I left out intentional ones like Yahoo, since their results are powered by Google. If there are any above that are powered by some other search engine (AOL? MSN?), let me know.. these things tend to change all too quickly! Also feel free to add to the list!

    Thank you for your help

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    You forgot that Yahoo has it's own directory which is served before google powered results. So submitting to yahoo is well worth it as it's one of the most popular ones.

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    Lycos uses AllTheWeb(FAST)
    HotBot uses inktomi
    MSN uses inktomi and looksmart
    DogPile is a meta search engine
    Excite is a meta search engine


    If you want a list of places to submit there is a list in the important thread at the top of this forum. Basically there are only 4 major search engines left.

    Google
    AltaVista
    Fast
    Inktomi

    There are also two up-and-comers

    WiseNut (owned by LookSmart)
    Teoma (owned by Ask)

    Neither of which are accepting submissions at this point.

    The only other things you need to submit to are directories, the reason is that each directory listing helps with link popularity. So no matter how small it is you should submit.

    For search engines, basically getting listed in Yahoo or DMOZ will get you in any smaller search engine.

    There are of course other search engines, but 99% of traffic will originate from those 4, LookSmart, DMOZ, or Yahoo
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