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Q: Listing on Google ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Listing on Google
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: cliffgo-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 18 Sep 2002 08:49 PDT
Expires: 18 Oct 2002 08:49 PDT
Question ID: 66429
I submitted months ago and it is still not
listed. What do I have to do to get listed on Google?
Subject: Re: Listing on Google
Answered By: xemion-ga on 18 Sep 2002 11:09 PDT
Contrary to what you might read, submitting your website to search
engines is practically worthless these days.  Search engines
(especially Google) "find" your website through links from other
websites.  If you do not have any links, Google will not index and
list your website.  It's that simple.

If you visit and check your link
popularity, you'll find that you don't have any links.  To get your
site listed on Google you must get links from other websites.  The
more links the better.

For more information on search engine optimization (the technique of
listing your website high in the search engines), I strongly suggest
you search in the search box at the bottom of this screen for "search
engine optimization" (without quotes).  By reading answers to
questions asked by other users, you'll find a lot of great tips and
tricks for optimizing your website.  You must first, however, get some
links from other websites.  I suggest e-mailing other webmasters
asking to trade links.  The other answers will provide other methods
of getting links to your website.

Thanks for the question!

Subject: Re: Listing on Google
From: robertskelton-ga on 18 Sep 2002 14:03 PDT
There seems to be nothing wrong with your site that would stop a
search engine from indexing it. If "months ago" is less than 3 months,
perhaps you will appear in the next update of Google.

It does seem very strange that a site that charges $2000+ for a search
engine submission service is having difficulty in this area. Perhaps
giving Google a larger mention on this page might be the trick :)

More seriously though, a lot of the content on the site is several
years old (ie Deja News) - updating it might gain you some more

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