About 4-5 weeks ago I submitted my site to search engines but I see no result. I submitted it through my control panel to about 8 search engines. Am I supposed to wait this long for my site to appear in the search engine or is it my control panel that is at fault? I am thinking about paying for my site to be submitted on the search engine within a week but I'm a bit apprehensive on doing this. Can someone please tell me if paying for my site to be submitted is a good idea, and tell me a good place where I can get it submitted? My site is www.gamingexpertz.com , and I need it on the search engine ASAP. All I need is feedback
I used the one in Cpanel and it worked fine for me. Check your logs and see if the bots have come by. Look at AWStats if you have cPanel it will have a link at the top called "Robots/Spiders visitors".
It took about 4 weeks for the bots to start comming by, almost 2 weeks of many daily visits, and about 2-3 weeks after that for the hits from google and others to start showing up. They come by almost daily now.
I used submitter.net to do just that. 3 months and practically no tangible results. I get the impression all the submission sites are equally as (in)effective.
I agree, i didn't find anything worthwhile either. You gotta pay for top positions! The days of free top listing is gone, now all search engines have become very (very) commercial and understand the value of what they have.
I will try to answer some of the questions about submitting to the search engines.
Google does not take your site if you dont have any links pointing to your site from other sites with pagerank 4, its all about links with google make sure that you are ín Odp (dmoz,org)
Aol is using google data, so if you are in google you are in Aol.
3. Fast (alltheweb.com)
Feeds Lycos and alot of european search engines, a must for us european.
The have a PFI program it cost 30 $ for one url for a year then you will get crawl every 48 hour, i recomend that if a site is new.
Altavista is taking their result from their own db and the sponsord links come from Overture (PPC) (inktomi is involved with hte search result too but iam not sure)
Altavista also have a webdirectory powered by Looksmart
Cost 299$ a year for an American site it may be wourth to be in there.
When you have submit to the major search engines wait and see what happens look at your logfile and look for the spisers.
It can take mounths to get in the search engines dont hurry to resubmit the site again, make sure you are in the odp then the spiders will come to you, hunt good links with good Pagerank.
Make sure that the site have good content and good textlinks and dont link to bad sites just link to sites that are good and are in the same category that yours is.
My site appeared in the search engine yesterday ! Finally! I have one more question though. How many times does google update its webpages? I dont want to wait a month for the updates of my site to appear on the search engine
Google updating once a mounth in the end of the mounth and they are updating on the fly, so if you got links from a page with good Pagerank you might get crawled often, i get crawled allmost every day but there is no major update more than once a mounth.
Gppgle is very fast to index new sites but you will need the links from sites with high Pagerank.