Scroll down for the Top Five list (actually there
are twelve). To go to the complete list of hundreds of free search engines click
Search Stats, 2005
To promote your EditFast profile and specialization pages you MUST at least
submit to the top five search engines below.
The top three (four?) make up 99% of all the searches on the top five. The rest
are still important, but if you want to kick start your campaign do the top
# 1 Google
The most popular search engine by far, a good ranking for two or three of your
keywords here could result in a lot more monthly traffic for your site. Good
ranking can be achieved by distributing your keywords frequently throughout
the important places of your pages and by having lots of incoming links.
Yahoo is not a search engine. It is a directory. It is time consuming and can
even cost money to submit to Yahoo and I would not bother with it. Submit to
Google and that will cover it.
The following search sites are important and should be submitted to after you
complete the above three most important search sites.
Dmoz.org itself will not send you much traffic, I have ranked it the third most
important search site anyhow as its true importance lies in the fact that lots
of third party sites including Google use ODP data on their sites. What this
means is that if your listed on dmoz.org you will soon notice your site is being
found on sites such as the Google Directory, AOL search, Netscape Search and
Lycos to name just a few. Open Directory Project guide is a very detailed guide
written by me on getting into the ODP successfully.
Very popular site. You can't just submit your site to About as you would with
other engines, you must contact the guide of the appropriate category first
and ask him or her to list your site. Only content driven sites will get a listing
Just as Dmoz's main attraction is that it supplies data to many third party
sites, so too is Looksmart's. Their network claims to reach vast numbers of
people. However, your main advantage of listing with Looksmart stems from the
fact that MSN uses their data prominently within results for searches conducted
on MSN.com, MSN.co.uk and other international MSN sites.