Search Engine Submission.
Each search engine and directory has specific criteria and requirements when
accepting a request to be listed in the search engine database. That is what a
submission is: a request to be indexed.
It is common professional practice to submit all URLs
individually. So, don't be misled by those bulk email offers!
We evaluate each search engine's requirements before
submitting a single page for a client.
Non compliance with these
ever-changing guidelines can result in failure to
be registered. Abuse of the the search engine or directory's submission
can cause an IP address to be blocked from any future search engine
don't want that to happen.
Directory submissions are different than search engine submissions. They
are billed separately. Paid inclusion to major
directories — a trend — may be
recommended if deemed appropriate and necessary by competitive analysis.
Each search engine or directory has a timeframe
you can expect a URL to be registered within the search
We call this database registration "indexing." On some engines, not
too long ago, it could take as few as 24 hours. Now, it is running 2-10 weeks or longer.
We verify indexing to confirm that submitted
pages have been registered within the appropriate review periods.
Follow-up search engine submissions of URLs are performed only if necessary after those timeframes have elapsed. We resubmit for the Search
Engine's robot to
spider your site; and, failing that trigger to a
machine, we will follow-up with a human editor or supervisor.