How to Get Listed In Google, Yahoo and MSN
One of the many things one has to do when they start out with a website is make sure you get it listed into the search engines. As you can get traffic pretty quickly to your sites for Free if you do it right and quickly. Of course I have said it many times, ir’s very easy to get a website up and running much more difficult to get traffic to it. So Google and the other popular search engines will be very helpful to you in getting good targeted Traffic to Your site. With that said getting listed in all those search engines is important and effective.
Sometimes this can take a very long time so one way round it is to do alot or on page SEO while you may have to wait for your website submissions to catch up with you.
So how does one get listed into Google and Yahoo and of course MSN or Bing?
So we are going to look at what the search engines look for when deciding your page rank which becomes important as well and that is mostly set in your SEO or the Optimising of your Web Page or your Blog posts.
To this day, the majority of my traffic comes from the major search engines it could come via Organic Traffic or Paid Traffic.
Paid Traffic= is known as PPC, Pay Per Click, or Adwords.
There are certain things you need to do to your site to make sure that it has the SEO qualities in it at the start and that will help you get listed in Google and the other pretty quickly. Make sure you have the following:
- H1 and H2′s
Here is a quick video explaining that and how to do that.
When you click on your page with right mouse button it will bring up a menu and there listed will be the words:
….View Source Code
right up near the top of your page you should have listed those things explained in the video. So good idea go check out your site and see if that appears on your site, if you don’t have any of those listed you need to go and make it happen.
It will look like this:
They usually consist of a title, description, and keyword tag and they look something like this:
<title>Title of Your Site</title>
<meta name=”description” content=”Description of your site here.”>
<meta name=”keywords” content=”keywords separated by commas”>
If you do that you have made a great start.
Here are some other things you can do that dont take to long but will help.. some quickly others eventually
When you have a new site get it listed in the next few places.
So how do you get listed in Google?
1) Get your site listed in The Open Directory – www.dmoz.org.
This can take a while as it is all manned by volunteers, however its worth a go. You have to make sure you have a decent site though or you won’t get listed.
2) The second way to get listed in Google is to use their own Add URL form located here http://www.google.com/addurl.html. This method is not as dependable as listing with The Open Directory, but it can get you in. Google admits that they may not add every site, so don’t be surprised if this does not work for you. The other way I use is also free and yes it also may take some time and that is to use a Free submission site called Addme
3) The third way to get listed is to be linked from another web site that is already in Google. That way, when Google’s spider goes to visit that site for updates, it will pick up the link to your site and add it. This method does not always work, but many sites do get in this way. So go and look for some sites in your niche that are busy sites and maybe leave comments on the site if you can, also I have found using YouTube and also setting up a profile in Google to be very helpful, so you can try that as well.
Getting listed in Yahoo
Most websites get into Yahoo and Bing by getting spidered from other sites. Meaning if you’re already linked from another site or web directory, Bing and Yahoo’s robots will eventually find you when they update their search index.
If you don’t want to wait to get spidered, you can submit directly to Live by going here http://search.msn.com/docs/submit.aspx.
Do not keep re-submitting your site. Sometimes you just want to as you see no action, but not a good idea, just be patient or you will end up being banned, and that would not be good.
Yahoo’s direct submission site is https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit
Getting listed into Yahoo Directory
This is not the same as the regular Yahoo Search function, the Yahoo directory is also a place you can add your site, and its a very good idea to do that. Get it listed in there as soon as you start to setup your site. Although wait till you have some content on it first
When you go to Yahoo.com and enter a search into the box, you are using their regular search engine, not the directory. So it is possible to be included in Yahoo’s regular search index and not be included in their directory, so do keep that in mind and make sure you are everywhere.
The Yahoo directory is actually a categorical listing of sites located here http://dir.yahoo.com and it’s not used very much by web surfers. I have used it on occasions as it short lists things makes it quicker to find what your looking or.
These are just a few things you can do to get yourself out there and noticed. I run workshops on this topic and when I am in your area be a good idea to take the opportunity and come along.