Promoting Your Website
2. Search Engines
Unfortunately there are many cowboys out there who claim, that for a fee, they will submit your site to thousands of search engines in such a way that you will be highly ranked.
Sounds almost too good to be true doesn't it?
Unfortunately, it usually is too good to be true.
Here are some interesting facts:
In short -- don't waste your money having your site listed on all those no-name, nobody-cares, search engines and directory sites that themselves get no traffic.
Focus instead on getting highly ranked by the small handful of search engines and directories that the vast majority of Net users turn to when they want to find something.
At the top of this critical handful of sites worth listing on are:
No matter how many other sites you're listed on, these few will still provide the bulk of your search-engine and directory referrals -- so spend your time and money optimizing your position on these few rather than wasting your efforts elsewhere.
This now leads us to the next issue... just how do you get a good ranking on these search engines?