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The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To: Search Engine Optimization by Michael Miller

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Chapter 10. Submitting Your Site to Search Engines and Directories

In This Chapter

  • Submitting your site to Google, Yahoo!, and Windows Live Search

  • Generating traffic through other search engines and directories

  • Understanding website submittal services

  • Removing your site from a search engine index

While all search engines employ crawler or searchbot software to crawl the web, indexing pages and sites as they go, you also have the option of supplementing the crawl. That’s right, instead of waiting for a searchbot to find your site on the web, you can take a more proactive approach—by manually submitting your site for submission in a search engine’s index.

Manually submitting your site to the major search engines offers a few advantages. First, it ensures ...

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