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Do websites automatically show up in search engines?

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Doc
I've come across the concept of registering a website with search
engines. Will you website not show up on Yahoo, Google, etc. based on
keyword hits unless you're registered?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Sometime around 19 Nov 2003 15:49:13 -0800, Doc is reported to have stated:
I've come across the concept of registering a website with search
engines. Will you website not show up on Yahoo, Google, etc. based on
keyword hits unless you're registered?


As long as other decent sites link to you, you will be listed regardless of
whether you submit your site or not.

Not sure what you mean by "based on keyword hits"?

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Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 20 '05 #2

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In article <f0**************************@posting.google.com >,
Doc <do*********@yahoo.com> wrote:
I've come across the concept of registering a website with search
engines. Will you website not show up on Yahoo, Google, etc. based on
keyword hits unless you're registered?


As far as Google specifically is concerned, submitting your site via their
"Add URL" form actually does very little. If some other site that is
already in Google has a link to your site, the "Googlebot" will find you
sooner or later without your intervention. If you don't have any such
incoming links, then Google will not list you no matter how many times you
submit your URL. (Actually, your site might appear in the index for a few
days, but it will disappear quickly.)

--
Jon Bell <jt*******@presby.edu> Presbyterian College
Dept. of Physics and Computer Science Clinton, South Carolina USA
Jul 20 '05 #3

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In article <f0**************************@posting.google.com > in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, Doc <do*********@yahoo.com>
wrote:
I've come across the concept of registering a website with search
engines. Will you website not show up on Yahoo, Google, etc. based on
keyword hits unless you're registered?


<http://www.searchenginewatch.com> is a good starting point. It will
answer the question you asked above, as well as the follow-up
questions you will immediately have.

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Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
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Jul 20 '05 #4

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On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 04:11:46 +0000 (UTC), jt*******@presby.edu (Jon
Bell) wrote:
In article <f0**************************@posting.google.com >,
Doc <do*********@yahoo.com> wrote:
I've come across the concept of registering a website with search
engines. Will you website not show up on Yahoo, Google, etc. based on
keyword hits unless you're registered?


As far as Google specifically is concerned, submitting your site via their
"Add URL" form actually does very little. If some other site that is
already in Google has a link to your site, the "Googlebot" will find you
sooner or later without your intervention. If you don't have any such
incoming links, then Google will not list you no matter how many times you
submit your URL. (Actually, your site might appear in the index for a few
days, but it will disappear quickly.)


Not true. I've submitted sites without connecting links and they show
up in the listings and stay.
Jul 20 '05 #5

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"Doc" <do*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:f0**************************@posting.google.c om...
I've come across the concept of registering a website with search
engines. Will you website not show up on Yahoo, Google, etc. based on
keyword hits unless you're registered?


I have never bothered to submit my URL to Yahoo! yet searching for "Tony
Sutton" (without the quotes) and I come on the top.

Same with Google.

As Mark Parnell said, as long as other decent sites link to you, you will be
listed.

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- Tony Sutton
- http://www.hyperboard.co.uk - The Biggest Message Board!
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Jul 20 '05 #6

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Doc
"Tony Sutton" <To**@hypertony.co.ukNOSPAM> wrote in message news:<3f*********************@mercury.nildram.net> ...

As Mark Parnell said, as long as other decent sites link to you, you will be
listed.


So, how do you get other sites to link to you?
Jul 20 '05 #7

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Doc wrote:
As Mark Parnell said, as long as other decent sites link to you, you will be
listed.


So, how do you get other sites to link to you?


Submit your site to a few directory type sites. Enter the subject of
your site into Google and pick a few directory sites that are listed
highest.

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Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #8

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In article <f0**************************@posting.google.com >,
do*********@yahoo.com (Doc) wrote:
So, how do you get other sites to link to you?


Write something useful. When someone on Usenet asks something that is
answered in your document, include the URL in your reply. Someone might
notice and link to your site.

--
Henri Sivonen
hs******@iki.fi
http://iki.fi/hsivonen/
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Jul 20 '05 #9

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Tim
"Tony Sutton" <To**@hypertony.co.ukNOSPAM> wrote
As Mark Parnell said, as long as other decent sites link to you, you will be
listed.

do*********@yahoo.com (Doc) wrote:
So, how do you get other sites to link to you?


Write something controversial, discuss it on usenet, mentioning the URI,
and wait for other people to refer to it on their websites. ;-)

Though, it seems that just mentioning a URI on usenet is enough to get
indexed by some search engines. And if you do write something that
interests people, someone's bound to refer to it again, and that's the
sort of thing that gets search engines to pay attention to it (multiple
references to it).

--
My "from" address is totally fake. (Hint: If I wanted e-mails from
complete strangers, I'd have put a real one, there.) Reply to usenet
postings in the same place as you read the message you're replying to.
Jul 20 '05 #10

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In article <hs****************************@nyytiset.pp.htv.fi > in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, Henri Sivonen <hs******@iki.fi>
wrote:
In article <f0**************************@posting.google.com >,
do*********@yahoo.com (Doc) wrote:
So, how do you get other sites to link to you?


Write something useful. When someone on Usenet asks something that is
answered in your document, include the URL in your reply. Someone might
notice and link to your site.


Someone _will_ link -- the Google archives will link. This might be
enough to get the Google search engine to start indexing it.

Obviously the mention should be in proper URL format, with http://
and all.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #11

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