Article ID: 228This page is for your information only. Our goal is to give you some standard suggestions to follow prior to search engine submission. Following these steps will hopefully make the submission process a bit easier.
Attached as well, are links to a few of the search engines out there.
It should be noted, Infinity Internet has no control over the inclusion or acceptance process. Our hope, is to help improve your chances.
The three most important HTML tags in search engine optimization are:
Good title tag:
<TITLE>Search Engine Optimization</TITLE>
Not so good title tag:
<TITLE>SEO.org - Search engine optimization - using too many characters when I should keep it to 41 or less!</TITLE>
- or -
Sample header tags:
<h1>Search Engine Optimization</h1>
<h2>Search Engine Positioning</h2>
ALT text also provide a description to visitors with slow download connections or who may have their images turned off. But for the text to be visible, you must set the image's width and height dimensions
Use ALT text for the visually disabled visitors using screen readers to interpret the screen image.
Also consider adding a period "." at the end of the ALT text, so that someone hearing the page can tell where one image stops and another begins.
Sample ALT text within an image tag:
<img width="100" height="100" alt="search engine optimization." src="seo.gif" />
A Meta tag sits at the top of a web page below the <TITLE> and before the closing </HEAD> tag.
<TITLE>Short Descriptive Title</TITLE>
The tags sit in the <HEAD> section of your web page. The tags in this section are not visible when the site page is viewed in a browser. Instead, the information in the Meta tags is used to communicate with the browser. They tell the browser what "character set" to use or whether the page has been self-rated.
Meta tags are useful but they are not a guarantee to top ranking on search engines.
Instead, they offer:
Allows you to influence the description of your page in the crawlers that support the tag. The text that you wish to use for your site description should go between the quotation tags after "content =".
Example:<META name="description" content="Everything you ever wanted to know about my (insert name) web site">
Note: Not every search engine with use your site description. Some will insert their own.
Allows you to provide extra text for search engines to index. They are also useful as a way to help your page come up for synonyms or unusual words that don't appear on the web page itself.
Example:<META name="keywords" content="insert every keyword that relates to your site, separated by commas, no more than 1,000 characters please">
Note: Meta Keywords used to be used a great deal by Search Engines. Today, few crawlers support it. But, for those that do, Meta Keywords may help improve your site's ranking. Again, there is no guarantee.
Lets you specify that a certain page on your site should NOT be indexed by a search engine. To do so, just add the following between your tags.
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX">
There are many meta tags that exist that you can use for your site.
The tags could be "author", "date", "rating", or whatever else you decide to choose.
You can also use Dublin Core Meta tags. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
Note: No major web-based search engine supports the Dublin Core tags.
This can vary greatly. It really depends on how many search engines you choose to be listed.
To get a better idea, please go to: Search Engine Watch.com
There are many search engines out there. This is a list of a few to get you started.
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The time it takes between submission to listing on a search engine could be as little as a few days, to a month. Everything depends upon how often the information you send is indexed. Once again, there is no guarantee of your ranking with the search engine.