Friday, March 11, 2011

Submit Your Site To Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask and DMOZ

Google is the king of search engines and for most of us the primary source of our traffic.The main search engines are: Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask and DMOZ. Most of the others just repacked results from these databases. you can submit your site to them for free.Unlimited ads on the Internet who claim they will submit your site to 100′s or more of search engines within few days for a low price. Most of what they do is spam free-for-all link pages on the net.

Robots.txt - Creat a Sitemap

Make sure that your robots.txt file points to your valid sitemap, this tells all robots and crawlers that you have a sitemap and that they should use it. You can do this by adding the following in the first line of your robots.txt file.


Some search engines do not allow you to submit sitemaps but will detect sitemaps via robots.txt so it is important to complete this step if you want to maximize your exposure.

create your sitemap.xml file for you by click one of them:

Submitting to Google


To submit your sitemap.xml to Google, first you will need to make an account at Google webmaster tools. Once you created and login to your Google webmaster account.

Click on Add a site and enter your domain name and click continue.

Add Meta tag

Go to the verification home .Click Verify using a different method.

You will see these option choose  one of them (add a meta tag to your sites home page for blogger).

You can choose this option if you can upload new files to your site.

You can use this option if you can sign in to your domain registrar or hosting provider and add a new DNS record.

You can use this option if your site already has a Google Analytics tracking code that uses the asynchronous snippet. You must be an administrator on the Analytics account.

You can choose this option if you can edit your site's HTML.

Copy the meta tag and paste it into your site's/blogger and home page by login in your blogger account.It should go in the section, before the first section. 

Click verify below.

Leave the meta tag in place even after verification succeeds.

Submitt Site Map

Dashboard. Add your sitemap.xml by going to the left hand side under Site Configuration> Sitemaps>Submit a Sitemap

Enter your sitemap.xml URL and click Submit Sitemap. Wait for a few hours for the Google to pick up your sitemap and you are done.

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Submitting to Microsoft Bing

Go to Bing Webmaster Center and create a account.

Click on Add a site and fill out the form on that page then click submit.

Verify that you are the site owner by uploading a file or adding a meta tag within your HTML header. Once you done that go back to the main Bing webmaster page and click on the website you added. It should now been pick up by Bing and you are done.

 Click on Add Site map

click Submit 

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Submitting to Yahoo


Create an account at Yahoo! Site Explorer.


Add Meta tag verify that you are the website owner and you are done.

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Submitting to

copy and paste this into your browser:

Then change to match your sitemap URL. Hit enter and you are done.

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Submitting to

Go to: or for adult content sites.

the appropriate category for your site, click the suggest URL link and fill out the form.You are done. DMOZ is done by humans so there is no need for a sitemap.

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Other search engines:

The most famous is Baidu which is the biggest search engine in China and can generate a fair amount of traffic back to your site. You can submit to Baidu here the page is in Chinese but it is pretty easy to follow regardless. In Russia Yandex dominates the search engine market and you can add your site via their webmaster tools The other big search engines you may not have heard of are Seznam and Naver but submitting.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Submit site/blogger to DMOZ

DMOZ is the directory of Open Directory Project (ODP), the largest human edited web directory of the Web. The ODP powers core directory services for some the most popular portals and search engines, including AOL Search, Netscape Search, Google, Lycos, and HotBot, and hundreds of others.

How to submit step-by-step:
1) Go to

Step 2: Once you've clicked on the link and have entered the homepage, you would see that there are various categories listed there such as 'Arts, Games, Kids and Teens, Reference' etc. The first thing to do now is to choose the most relevant category that your website falls in. As an example, let's say your website is about 'Health' - you should then click on the 'Health" link. When you click on 'Health" - you would enter another page with subcategories under 'Health." There might be various other sub-subcategories. The goal is to narrow down to the most relevant category. This is a very important part of the submission process, so take your time and get to the most relevant category.

Step 3: Once you've identified the most relevant category for your site, look for the link "suggest URL." You can find this at the top of the page (link number 3). The first two links being "about dmoz" and "dmoz blog." Click the "suggest URL" link. This will bring you to the page where you would be required to enter your website details. Follow the instructions very carefully. They are listed very clearly. Take your time to read, so you don't make any mistakes.
Step 4: Once you've carefully filled out all the fields with the pertinent information about your website, click on the "submit" button at the bottom and you are done!! A Dmoz editor would now review your submission and hopefully approve it!!

That's the whole process. Following are tips for ensuring that you get each step right, which is harder for some people than many would guess.

Step 2 is often a challenge. There is a tendency for Webmasters to think of their sites as being more comprehensive and useful than they really are, and thus to submit their sites to higher level categories than are appropriate. There is also a trend for Webmasters to search for the category that they think is most likely to be viewed by the type of customer they hope to attract, rather than searching for the category that best encompasses their website. For example, a Webmaster for a walk-in health clinic website is likely to submit his or her site to one of the hospitals categories, thinking that he or she will be doing the users a favor - helping them to find his or her clinic site when they're "obviously searching for medical help." You should not try to choose a category by anticipating how users will browse through the directory. The directory may not be perfect, and you may think that by submitting your site to one category over another that is clearly more appropriate will help the users of the directory, but don't do it. That's the job of the Open Directory Editors. Don't look for a category where you think that your customers are going to search. Instead find the best branch in the DMOZ directory using logic. If your site sells jewelry made with amber, submit it to "Top: Shopping: Jewelry: Bead and Gemstone: Amber" and not to "Top: Shopping: Jewelry: Bead and Gemstone." If you are not sure about a particular category, click on the link in the upper right hand corner of the page that says "Description" for a detailed description of the category parameters.

Completing step 2 correctly will insure that your site is reviewed faster. If you submit your site to the wrong category, then the editor of that category is going to forward it to the right category, causing a delay in listing your site. As you can imagine, some sites are very difficult to categorize. If you're not sure, submit to the category that you think is best and rely on the editors to do their jobs. Eventually the site will be properly indexed in the system.

Step 4 includes several challenging elements, even for the geniuses among us. Correctly inserting the Title and Description for a website is often a challenge even for DMOZ editors. It can be a daunting task for people who are trained in marketing. When getting ready to write your title and description, it is helpful to think about the style of writing used in the instruction manual for your VCR. Notice that the instruction manual doesn't talk about how great or innovative the system is - it just describes the system and explains how to use it. For some of us with a marketing background, describing a website without using marketing or promotional language can be nearly impossible to master. Marketing language and techniques seep into your very way of thinking. If you have a friend that works for a PR agency, you can test this theory. Just ask them about their worst client. They are likely to give you some good dirt on the company, but they'll also tell you how terrific the company is at doing whatever the PR firm was hired to promote. They just can't escape it, even years later.

Getting back to the question, let's examine the Title requirement first. As a rule, the title of a business website is the name of the business. The title of all other websites is the title listed on the site in question. For help with difficult titles, visit Open Directory: Guidelines: Editing Style Guidelines: Titles.

The description, which we are discussing last, is the most difficult element in a DMOZ listing. There are basically two ways to learn to write a description for a site in DMOZ. The first way is to read all of the guidelines, assimilate the information, then follow them. The second way is to browse through the directory, looking at how sites are described in your category and in categories above and below your category, then imitate the style. Depending on your style of thinking, you may choose one way over the other. For a quick start guide to writing descriptions, visit Open Directory: Guidelines: Editing Style Guidelines: Descriptions.

For further reading, visit Submitting a Site to The Open Directory Project, Open Directory - Help Central - Submitting a Site, and Open Directory Editorial Guidelines.