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Search Engine FAQ

I use to have a good listing in Google always in the top 20 now I'm not even in the top 500. What happened?

  • Google went through a major change on what is considered a priority indication of which websites get top rankings see our Search Engine Optimizing web page for more information. All search engines update how they rank websites every six months. Few stay the same as Search Engines are highly competitive.

I've seen websites that guarantee a #1 spot in all the search engines. Why can't you?

  • The only way anyone can make that guarantee is if they are using your URL as the search phrase. And anyone can do that. But what's the point in it?  No one knows your URL, so how are the going to find you? You have to use keywords or phrases that people would use to find your website. And since each search engine is different it's impossible to obtain a top 10 ranking in each of them. You have to choose which search engine is going to be important to your website and build it to that search engine.

How can you get early inclusions into Google when nobody else can?

  • Because of how we are rated by Google our website is checked by their program every two days and every link on our website is followed and listed. So if you are listed on our website between 5 and 7 days later your website is added to their data base.

Who are the most used search engines?

  • You need to go back to our search engine submission page and read it. Google, Yahoo and MSN account for over 87% of all the searches on the Internet.

How big is Google?

  • Over four billion Web pages, each an average of 10KB, all fully indexed. Up to 2,000 PCs in a cluster. Over 30 clusters that cover 104 interface languages including Klingon and Tagalog. One petabyte of data in a cluster -- so much that hard disk error rates of 10-15 begin to be a real issue. Sustained transfer rates of 2Gbps in a cluster. In a nutshell it is one of the largest computing projects on the planet, arguably employing more computers than any other single, fully managed system (we're not counting distributed computing projects here), some 200 computer science PhDs, and 600 other computer scientists.

I'm an auto parts dealer is there a special search engine for us?

  • Every business out there has a "special search engine" for their field. But again they will never get you the visitors that the major search engines can. You can't use something if you do not know about it.

Why Isn't My Website In The Search Engine?

  • If your site isn't found in the search engines, it is probably because the robots couldn't deal with it. It could be something as simple as not being able to find the site, or it may be more complicated issues involving the robot's not being able to crawl the site or figure out what your pages are all about.

    Submitting your site to the major search engines: that will help with the "can't find it" problem. Even having links pointing back to your site can be enough to attract the search engine robots. Google, for example, suggests that you may not have to submit your pages; they will find your site if you have a link pointing back to it from at least one other site on the web.

    If the robots can find your site but can't make sense of it, then you may need to look at the content and technology used on your pages. Frames, Flash, dynamically generated pages, and invalid HTML source code can cause problems when the search engine robot tries to access your web pages. While some search engines are beginning to be able to index dynamically generated pages and Flash (e.g. Google and AllTheWeb), use of some of these technologies can hinder your ability to be indexed by the search engine robots.

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    We have found that one of the biggest problems with websites that are not getting listed or not getting the proper ranking is simply the fact the website was built using a program such as FrontPage without modifying the HTML codes to become search engine friendly. Another major problem has become people using programs to submit their website. Even though it sounds like a real time saver by submitting to everyone all at once. You're more likely to hurt your chances of getting a good listing or getting a listing at all.

How often do you update your search engine information.

  • Since search engines are highly competitive they are changing all the time. To stay on top of the changes we update daily, include new search engines and remove those that cease to exist. Below is a list of those we've completed since January 2004 starting from the 22 of April 2005. This list will be periodically updated.

    22 April 2005

    Updated 2 search engines

    22 April 2005
    added Yahoo.es
    added Google AdWords Schweiz to the PPC Manager
    updated 7 search engines
    removed dmoz.ch

    19 April 2005
    updated 4 search engines

    18 April 2005
    added RecipeDirectory.org to special interest sites
    Renamed Overture.com to Yahoo Search Marketing

    13 April 2005
    updated 31 search engines

    10 April 2005

    Updated 1 search engine

    5 April 2005
    added all 3 variations of Ask Jeeves España

    2 April 2005
    updated 4 search engines

    29 March 2005
    updated 13 search engines

    28 March 2005
    updated 21 search engines
    removed AbrahamSearch.com
    JBlue merged with JDGO.com

    25 March 2005
    updated 1 search engine

    23 March 2005
    updated 21 search engines

    22 March 2005
    updated 1 search engine
     

    14 March 2005
    updated 1 search engine
     

    9 March 2005
    added Google.be French, MSN.at, MSN.de options
    updated 3 search engines

    8 March 2005
    added DutchTop50.com
    updated 1 search engine
    removed CozyCabin

    4 March 2005
    added 37x.de, Add2Me.dk, BeamMachine.net, Ebelio.de, Hit24.net to the directory submitter

    3 March 2005
    added Pogodak.hr
    updated 4 search engines

    2 March 2005
    updated 3 search engines
     

    1 March 2005
    updated 1 search engine
     

    25 February 2005
    updated 1 search engine
     

    24 February 2005
    added Google.co.za
    added Snap.com to the submitter
    added Meilleurduweb.com to the submitter
    added CDNBusinessDirectory.com to the directory submitter
    added Comteche.us to the special interest submitter
    updated 10 search engines
    removed Gasta.com, Noago.com, Primefind.net
     

    22 February 2005
    added NineMSN.com (only from Australia)
    updated 1 search engine
    replaced HotBot.com Inktomi with HotBot.com Ask Jeeves

    14 February 2005
    added NineMSN.com to the submitter
    added Froogle.com
    updated 5 search engines
     

    11 February 2005
    added Yahoo.com Y!Q and Tricus.ch
    updated 12 search engines
     

    8 February 2005
    updated 3 search engines
     

    4 February 2005
    added MSN.ch (French)
    updated 4 search engines

    3 February 2005
    added MSN.ch to the submitter
    updated 1 search engine
     

    2 February 2005
    updated 1 search engine
     

    1 February 2005
    added Accoona to the submitter
    updated 2 search engines
     

    29 January 2005
    added Google.com.ph, NewWebListings.com,
    submission to MSN.com, MSN.co.uk, MSN.de, MSN.es
    updated 3 search engines
    removed Adminet.fr, CurryGuide.com
     

    28 January 2005
    updated 5 search engines
    removed Netoskop.pl
     

    25 January 2005
    updated 3 search engine
     

    21 January 2005
    updated 1 search engine
     

    20 January 2005
    updated 13 search engines
     

    17 January 2005
    updated 10 search engines
     

    16 January 2005
    updated 1 search engine
     

    11 January 2005
    updated 15 search engines
     

    4 January 2005
    added Seekport.co.uk, Seekport.fr
    updated 2 search engines
     

    3 January 2005
    added NetSprint.pl, Onet.pl, SearchSight.com updated 15 search engines
    removed Emande.com, InsideNJ.com, NZExplorer.co.nz

     25 December 2004
     
    added Google.com Sponsored Links,
     Google.co.uk Sponsored Links,
     Google.de Anzeigen, Google.fr Liens commerciaux and Google.es Enlaces patrocinados
     
     22 December 2004

     added Euro-Directory.com to the directory submitter
     updated 22 search engines
     
     14 December 2004
     added ExactSeek
     updated 8 search engines
     
     10 December 2004
     added AppleGate.co.uk, BApages.com,
     Business-Directory-UK.co.uk, LifeStyle.co.uk,
     SearchUno.co.uk, UKlinks.org to the directory
     submitter
     added 4personaltrainers.com, Find.co.uk,
     KellySearch.com to the special interest submitter
     updated 3 search engines
     removed Whoswhoontheweb.com
     
     8 December 2004
     added Yahoo Local to the directory submitter
     updated 3 search engines
     removed Look.com
     
     4 December 2004
     
    added SearchWho.com
     updated 4 search engines
     removed Abc.net, LinkStarter.com
     
     29 November 2004
     
    added MSN.fr BETA,
     updated 3 search engines
     
     26 November 2004
     
    updated 9 search engines
     
     25 November 2004
     
    added Yahoo.at,
     updated 4 search engines
     
     23 November 2004
     
    added Nokodo
      
     19 November 2004
     
    updated 5 search engines
     added 2 search engines
     
     15 November 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     12 November 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 14 search engines
     
     11 November 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 2 search engines
     
     4 November 2004
     
    added 9 search engines
     updated 5 search engines
     removed 3 search engines
     
     1 November 2004
     
    updated 7 search engines
     
     29 October 2004
     
    added 5 search engines
     updated 6 search engines
     
     27 October 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     
     26 October 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     
     25 October 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     23 October 2004
     
    updated 2 search engines
     
     22 October 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 11 search engines
     
     13 October 2004
     
    updated 4 search engines
     
     7 October 2004
     
    added 6 search engines
     updated 8 search engines
     removed 3 search engines
     
     29 September 2004
     
    updated 7 search engines
     
     17 September 2004
     
    updated 8 search engines
     
     16 September 2004
     
    added 3 search engines
     updated 4 search engines
     
     15 September 2004
     
    updated 2 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     8 September 2004
     
    added 3 search engines
     updated 5 search engines
     
     3 September 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     updated 6 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     26 August 2004
     
    updated 3 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     23 August 2004
     
    updated 2 search engines
     
     19 August 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     15 August 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     13 August 2004
     
    updated 7 search engines
     
     11 August 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 5 search engines
     
     5 August 2004
     
    added 3 search engines
     updated 5 search engines
     removed 2 search engines
     
     3 August 2004
     
    updated 11 search engines
     
     26 July 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 1 search engine
     removed 1 search engine
     
     19 July 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 12 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     17 July 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 3 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     16 July 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     13 July 2004
     
    updated 4 search engines
     
     12 July 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 9 search engines
     
     7 July 2004
     
    updated 7 search engines
     
     6 July 2004
     
    updated 5 search engines
     
     29 June 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     28 June 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 3 search engines
     
     22 June 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     updated 1 search engine
     
     21 June 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 6 search engines
     removed 2 search engines
     
     15 June 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     updated 1 search engine
     
     9 June 2004
     
    added 3 search engines
     updated 2 search engines
     
     6 June 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 8 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     29 May 2004
     
    updated 4 search engines
     
     27 May 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 1 search engine
     
     25 May 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     updated 8 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     18 May 2004
     
    added 7 search engines
     updated 8 search engines
     
     12 May 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     updated 4 search engines
     
     6 May 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     5 May 2004
     
    updated 5 search engines
     
     4 May 2004
     
    updated 3 search engines
     
     30 April 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 14 search engines
     
     19 April 2004
     
    updated 7 search engines
     
     18 April 2004
     
    updated 3 search engines
     
     15 April 2004
     
    updated 7 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     14 April 2004
     
    added 4 search engines
     
     13 April 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     
     10 April 2004
     
    updated 2 search engines
     
     01 April 2004
     
    updated 22 search engines
     
     30 March 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     29 March 2004
     
    added 5 search engines
     updated 1 search engine
     
     27 March 2004
     
    updated 18 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     22 March 2004
     
    added 6 search engines
     updated 1 search engine
     
     19 March 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 5 search engines
     
     13 March 2004
     
    added 3 search engines
     
     12 March 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 9 search engines
     
     06 March 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 5 search engines
     removed 1 search engine
     
     05 March 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     04 March 2004
     
    updated 4 search engines
     
     29 February 2004
     
    updated 16 search engines
     
     28 February 2004
     
    updated 2 search engines
     
     26 February 2004
     
    added 3 search engines
     
     24 February 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 1 search engine
     
      19 February 2004
     
    updated 1 search engine
     
     16 February 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     updated 13 search engines
     
     06 February 2004
     
    added 3 search engines
     updated 1 search engine
     
     04 February 2004
     
    added 6 search engines
     updated 20 search engines
     removed 3 search engines
     
     30 January 2004
     
    updated 18 search engines
     removed 2 search engines
     
      27 January 2004
     
    updated 2 search engines
     
     22 January 2004
     
    added 1 search engine
     
     21 January 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     
     15 January 2004
     
    added 2 search engines
     updated 17 search engines
     
     05 January 2004
     
    updated 11 search engines


     



 

 

 

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