1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Adding a website to search engines

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Guv, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. Guv

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,259

    Location: Warwickshire

    What is the best way to add a website to search engines?

    I have no idea how the indexing of search engines work so some advice would be great

    thanks
     
  2. iCraig

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Manually submitting is fine, but don't expect engines to index them quickly that way.

    The best way is to optimise your site as best as possible for search engines.

    Correct use of text formatting

    <title> <h1> <h2> tags, and a good clean mark-up. XHTML+CSS is the industry standard.

    Also your navigation system on the site should be text based, with nice clean <a> links.

    However the most effective way of getting on search engines in the first place is to be linked by other sites, the more popular the better.
     
  3. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,312

    Location: Plymouth

    I got a site ranking 4th in Google after less than a week :D

    Admittedly for a not-very-popular term, but still :D

    Googlebot seems to love one of my sites...less than 10 pages but it keeps coming back :p

    To the OP - link to your site from other popular, relevant sites, and it should be picked up fairly quicky.
     
  4. paulsheff

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 680

    My db lists of googlebot visits is bigger than yours... :p ;)
     
  5. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,312

    Location: Plymouth

    Ooh really :p
     
  6. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 938

    Location: North Wales

    or you can pay google and get it there at the top :)
     
  7. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,312

    Location: Plymouth

    As if :p
     
  8. paulsheff

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 680

    Do you think when we're all on our deathbeds, we'll look back at life and reminisce with tales of the day we managed to get a site listed on the front page of Google?..

    :(
     
  9. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,312

    Location: Plymouth