how do i get my website to appear on searches such as yahoo or google?

6 years ago - 8 answers

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1. Add content
Add content, add content, and add content. Before you even register your domain, you should have enough ideas to build 100 pages on your site. Start brainstorming and see what you can come up with in 10 minutes. If that's not enough to fill 50 pages, consider not building the site at all. Having lots of content is important.

2. A simple design is better
Text content should outweigh the html content. Stay away from heavy flash, java, JavaScript, etc. Don't add to much stuff like 'best viewed with'... Your website should be viewable with any browser. Keep it clean and professional.

3. Keep the pages small
Smaller is better. Keep it under 15k if you can. Your site should be fast loading, or people will leave. Speed is everything. Next to content, that is. Keep it under 10k or 5k if you can. Difficult, but people love fast sites. Throw away all the trash on your pages.

4. Content length
Put a new page online every day of about 200 to 500 words. Go to the overture keyword suggester to find ideas of what to write about. Spell checks your content. Search engines can do it, and so should you. If you have a blog, go for article-like posts as opposed to the personal diary kinds of posts.

5. Use keywords
Use your keywords in the following places: title, description tag, heading, url, once bold, once italic and once high on the page.

6. Link to other sites
Put 2 links to other, high ranking pages on your site. They should be relevant to the content of that page and use keywords as your link. Don't add every link that's requested. Check their relevance first.

7. Link to your own site
Put links from one page to other relevant pages on your own site. Again: use keywords as your link.

8. Submit your site
Submit your site to Google, AltaVista, Yahoo, Msn, Hotbot, etc. Then forget about that for 6 months. Also submit it to every single directory you can find. Do a check after 6 months and resubmit if you're not listed.

9. Log and track
Most hosts provide these. Don't use a lame graphic counter. Check where your visitors are coming from to find out what traffic methods work best for your site.

10. Write for people
People are not coming to your site for your content. They are coming for their content. Try to write as if you are writing to one specific person, such as a friend of yours who's interested in the same topic. Don't try to write for 'all of your visitors'.

11. Stay ahead
If you know that something big will come out in a few months, build a page about it now. It gives search engines time to index that page so they can feed it to the growing anticipating crowd.

12. Add more content
This is so important: keep adding content. Do this for a year and your site will be a top ranking website within one year. You could've been there now, if you started last year. So start now, so you'll be there next year. You'll thank yourself (and me) later.

To add your site to Google

To add your site to yahoo

To add your site to MSN

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You can also try free classified advertising.

6 years ago

Other Answers

1) Make sure that you have a excellent meta tag in your base page and each subsequent page thereafter so you can be spidered.

2) Yahoo and Google (and MSN) will allow you to 'suggest a site'. Although it can take 30 days, your website will be spidered and included in targeted searches.

If you need meta tag assistance I can provide that for you as I have had to tweak mine quite a bit. I will do it for free by you visiting and going to the contact us section!


by BigMissle - 6 years ago

The answer to that question can be very involved, but the quick answer is that most likely your site will eventually be indexed by the search engines automatically. The only problem is that it probably won't be very high in the rankings without some work on your part.

The best thing you can do is to use keywords or short words and phrases that describe what you are offering or what your website is all about. These keywords should be what you think most people would use to search for your site and they need to be sprinkled throughout your website, but not too much or abused because search engines frown upon that.

There are also special html tags that you can use called meta tags that can help, but aren't looked at as much nowadays.

Because there are literally hundreds of ways to accomplish higher rankings, search in Yahoo or Google for "seo" or "search engine optimization" to get more detailed information.

Feel free to email me as well and I can give you more info to point you in the right direction...

by how2livethedream - 6 years ago


well... use some search engine optimization tricks we can increase traffic and page rank easily.

Main basic thing is you should work on various factors of SEO ( search engine optimization) to get your site rank & traffic well in the search engines.

Basically, you should link your site to various sites outside the world. Once you get a good number of links, and when you give links to your site and maintain certain aspects in your site like updating the content regularly etc.,

Do some link building work for your site, then we will get good traffic to your site.
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by Roe - 6 years ago

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by cgs_angelc - 6 years ago

To get your site indexed in these search engines its important to have informative rich content. Your content should not be for the search engines but rather it should be user friendly. Keyword density should also be kept in mind. key words should appear in the meta title, header text , of course in your body content and footer text.
The second step is about link building. Google gives page rank depending on the quality of your inbound and out bound links. The links should be natural.
Having good content automatically gives you more links from your related niche as other web masters will more than happy to link to you.
Traffic can be obtained through Social Bookmarking, Article submission, directory submission, PPC. There are many ways you can use to drive traffic to your site as long as there are done in the right manner.


by shameen d - 6 years ago

You can either begin a Pay-Per-Click advertising campaign, or focus on improving your ranking in the natural, non-paid search results.

Generally I always advise clients to focus on organic/natural rankings - searchers trust them a lot more than ads, and you don't have to keep paying for placement like you do with pay per click.

There are literally hundreds of metrics which search engines use to determine the quality and relevancy of sites. Many are known, some are not. How "search engine friendly" your site is plays a definite role in its rank - especially in markets which are only mildly competitive.

A quality firm can help you optimize the main ones:

* Page Titles
* Internal Linking Structure
* Site Copy & Keyword Density
* Search Engine Friendly URLs
* URL Rewriting / Duplicate Content Prevention
* Text-To-Code Ratio and/or XHTML Validation
* Meta Keyword & Description Tags, H1 Tags, ALT Tags

You also need quality links to your site. This article will give you detailed guidelines for finding links that will improve your search engine rankings:

If you decide to hire a search engine optimization firm to help you, don't get ripped off:

by tccommerce - 6 years ago

The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is
to first set up a website and publish its domain name
on major search directories such as, [at and since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these
search directories to provide them with goods and
services. In a sense, these search directories are a
very large Internet Yellow Pages.

Nevertheless, should your website or opening webpage
fail to contain "generic" keywords, then anyone using
such "generic" queries will not be able to discover
your website. Your domain name [URL] of your website,
in a sense, will be invisible, undiscoverable.

You may want to consider some simple algorithms which,
when observed and committed in designing of a website
with placement of various critical metatags that can
surely achieve a high search engine presence and
increase Internet traffic to your website. These
metatag strategies work well with published webpages
at Google and Yahoo.

Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based
website, make sure to fill-in the property entries
such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing
to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can
be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the
Internet audience and their incoming setup. For
example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages
take too long to load up and therefore analog users
will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the
Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL
lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So
before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple
question, "Who's my end user - is he on dialup or
DSL?" And if you had to choose between these two users
for maximum marketability, then select analog users
since 80% of most resident users are still analog
Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages
is best for them.

A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text,
is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit
the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a
graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots
are unable to properly classify textual material.

Placement of Metatags:

A ranking or search order does take place with Google
and Yahoo and it begins with the "Title" metag which
should consist of no more than 65 characters separated
by commas. The "Title" should describe in generic
terms, the goods and services, followed by a location
from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state.
The placement of a domain name which is not generic
within the "Title" is not appropriate, unless your
domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

The second metatag is the "Description" which is
usually 25-30 words to form a complete sentence which
best describes one's goods and services.

And the very last category - "Keywords" are also
somewhat limited to 15-16 words which can be plural
and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries
which could be mistaken as "spamdexed entries" which
is defined as the loading, and submission of
repetitive words into a particular metatag category.
"Spamdexing" when discovered on a webpage and reported
to Google's can result in the
elimination of your website from their search

Here's an example of a very highly-placed website on Begin with the very "generic" search query
"sandwiches downtown los angeles," taking note to not
abbreviate Los Angeles to "LA" and of course, leave
out the parentheses ("). It will bring up some 2.4
million+ search results. Check out where ""
is ranked. It's ranked No. 1!
Again,'s high web presence was achieved by
proper web design and placement of relevant metatags
according to Google's publication guidelines.

Good luck!

by vicseo - 6 years ago