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Search Engine Optimization For Dummies, 5th Edition by Peter Kent

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Chapter 12

Getting Your Pages into the Search Engines

In This Chapter

arrow Submitting your pages to the search engines

arrow Creating, submitting, and pinging sitemaps

arrow Submitting to secondary search engines

arrow Using registration services and software

You built your Web pages. Now, how do you get them into the search systems? That’s what this chapter and Chapter 13 explain. In this chapter, I talk about how to get your pages into search engines, and in Chapter 13, I explain how to list your site with search directories.

Search engines can find out about and index your site in essentially three ways:

check.png Links pointing to your site

check.png Simple link-submission pages

check.png Sitemap submissions

The most important of these is the first — links pointing to your site lead the search engine to it. The second is worthless. ...

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