is free and it really works!
The information here could save you thousands of dollars and a lot
of wasted time, waiting for results that never come. Don't be fooled
by the hype about submission services and the other scams that are
expensive and guarantee nothing. Most of these services use "index
spamming" which can actually get your site banned from most
The standard wwwboard or bulletin board
provided free to many host accounts is a great way to promote your
site. There are literally thousands of them on the web. When you
submit to one of these wwwboards, you have actually created a "static"
web page on that server. This page actually is a link to your site,
from another site, on another server. This is critical to increasing
you site's ranking with the search engines.
Static HTML pages are
mostly text, so they are not as expensive to create as the large
database driven sites. However, to a search engine robot, the database
site is practically invisible. Unless there is text to describe
the contents of a web page, the search engine sees that page as
blank. So those lowly little html pages are actually more critical
to the search engine ranking of your site, than any fancy animation
You may use the URL in the location window on your browser as your
web page. By submitting information like your location, and
sales message on these wwwboards, then submitting the url of
the index page of wwwboard, to Google and DMOZ and other directories,
you are actually creating a link from that site to yours. The ranking
you get is largely based on the number of sites linked to your site,
not from your ip or domain. The idea is the more "other people"
that like your site, enough to link to it, the higher it is ranked.
This is the most fair method of assessing the true popularity of
the site. You may also submit these wwwboard pages to Bing, Yahoo,
Ask Jeeves, Google and AOL which is really the DMOZ open directory
project. To find the submission pages for all these sites, go to
http://www.google.com and do
a search with the keywords "submit url".
In the DMOZ. Submitting
your site to appropriate categories is another important point.
For the other directories like Yahoo, do keyword searches to find
categories that may indirectly include your particular business.
One good trick is to
get your home page linked in other sites, by going to links pages.
Get your site linked by emailing the site owner and ask to exchange
links. Most often they are in other areas and don't compete with
you directly. You then submit the page with the link to your site,
to sites like Google, Bing and Yahoo. The more of these you have,
the higher you are ranked. Make sure to include an email address
(web based email is fine), location of business, products or services
and most importantly the URL of your web site.
If you don't have a site
don't worry, you can still do it with just the Hotmail or other
free Internet mail account. When you click submit button on the
bulletin board, you have actually created a url. Use that URL, found
in the location window of your browser, as your web page and online
resume. Submit this URL to all the above mentioned directories and