Monday, April 02, 2007

Search Engine Submission - Your First Step In Making Your Website Visible

Having a website is as easy as 1-2-3. Getting it noticed, however, is harder. A website in the world-wide-web is akin to a grain of sand on a beach. No matter how good your website is, it won't attract visitors if people don't know it exists. There are far too many Web sites in existence and it takes something extra for your company to stand out among all your competitors. The old rule," If you build it, they will come," simply does not apply anymore. Once you've launched your Website, you must market it.

Assuming that a website will automatically attracts visitors, is a mistake that most people do. Couple with the mistake of leaving the task of your online marketing to your web-designer. Designers don't do the marketing job for you! You can't expect an architect to sell your house for you isn't it? You either do it yourself, or hire an expert to do so. Although the latter is what I do for a living, I would suggest that you take some time off to learn the basic steps you ought to do once your company's website goes online.

Search engine submission is a vital first step in business web site promotion. Submit your website's URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to search engines to be considered for inclusion in their search index. Submission is to be done on a monthly basis.

There are thousands of them out there. Many of these search engines have a very low usage rate and hardly drive any traffic to your website. In fact, it's only a handful of search engines that drive the majority of traffic from search engines to websites.

Some of the most visited search engines, probably accounting for over 90% of the search engine market are Google, Yahoo, MSN and Alta Vista. Submitting your website to every search engine listed here is an incredibly time-consuming process. An alternative way to do that is to submit your URL to these search engines using submission tools such as the one provided at my website. With a click of a button, your website's URL will be submitted to more than 60 search engines in a matter of minutes. It will take a while before your website is visible on the world-wide-web.

I hope you will find the above article informative. In my next article, I will look at how social networking website such as will benefit your business, whether you are selling your products offline or promoting your service business online. Social Networking website has been touted as the next best thing to revolutionize the way you market your business on a global scale.



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