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Q: non odp search engines ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: non odp search engines
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: daniel60-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 24 Mar 2004 11:24 PST
Expires: 23 Apr 2004 12:24 PDT
Question ID: 320038
do you know of any search engines that do not use the open project directory?

Request for Question Clarification by robertskelton-ga on 24 Mar 2004 11:32 PST
Well, Yahoo doesn't, for one. Your question seems to be deceptively
easy. There are many search engines that also provide ODP data. There
are many that only supply ODP data. There are many that have nothing
to do with ODP.

For your list, do you just want search engines worth mentioning, or
some kind of complete list. How long a list would are you after in an

Clarification of Question by daniel60-ga on 24 Mar 2004 12:17 PST

i had no idea what a complex question i was asking. it seems my
frustration with the odp has clouded my thoughts on the subject.

to your reply "yahoo", i should say "bingo" because thats what i
meant. however, yahoo also wants $250.00 and there is no guarantee
i'll get listed.

please provide, if possible, a list of top 10 non odp search engines.
in non odp, i mean search engines that will accept at least a
submission regardless of weather or not the odp lists me.

Subject: Re: non odp search engines
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 24 Mar 2004 12:59 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

There aren't many search engines and general directories that are
important to submit to, so here is a list of the good ones, and how it
all works.

Open Directory
Free to submit to, but problematic because it relies on volunteers who
often have their own agendas or attend to submissions infrequently.

Yahoo Directory
$299 per year for commercial websites to be listed. Free for
non-commercial, but can take months or years to appear.

Listings attract a fee of 0.15 for each click-through. Non-commercial
sites can be submitted to
$99 per year.

The above directories operate independently of search engines. The
only difference being listed in them makes is extra PageRank for your
site. Being listed in ODP is desirable because it provides good
PageRank for free.

No major search engines require you to be listed in a directory.

Submission is free, and a listing in ODP is not a requirement.

If you submitted your site more than 2 months ago, and it is not
appearing in search results, let me know the URL and I'll see if I can
find out why.

Yahoo / AltaVista / AlltheWeb
Submission is free, but you need a free Yahoo email account. A listing
in Yahoo Directory is not a requirement.

Teoma / Ask Jeeves
No free submission. Fees start at $30. A listing as an answer to a
question is not required.

MSN Search
Their spider is currently crawling the web, and most sites with a few
links pointing to them will be visited. When they have a submission
process, they are bound to charge a fee

The above search engines cover 99% of searches made. There is little
point submitting to others, but if you want to, a good list is here:

All the best,
daniel60-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
i'm satisfied.

Subject: Re: non odp search engines
From: rajjesh-ga on 25 Mar 2004 00:55 PST
Here is a small list of places where you can submit free :)

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