4 Steps to a Robotís Tea Party
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Creating a new website is only the first stage in what is a long, arduous process to internet success. Millions of new websites, many of them intended to be commercial, are created every year and thenÖÖÖÖnothing happens. No, or very few, visitors come to the site.But what can seem worse, not even the search engines are in a hurry to come visiting. Most search traffic is likely to come from Yahoo and Google, and increasingly MSN. Yahoo and Google, though, have always taken a long, long time to bother to crawl your website with Googlebot and Inktomi Slurp. These are the robots that scour the internet listing website pages and storing them to provide the database for their search results.
Yahoo have, for a long time, offered a quick way to get considered for listing, but that has been expensive, too expensive for many. Now, though, there is a free and cheap way to get the search engine robots coming to your new site quickly. When I first tried this method last December, 2004, Yahooís Inktomi Slurp and Googlebot were crawling my relatively new site within hours. They had both been before, but only briefly and intermittently for the couple of months I had been developing that website. From that day, GoogleBot, Inktomi Slurp and more recently MSNBot have been meeting every day, sometimes several times a day, on that website. Itís become like a daily Robotís Tea Party.
What, then, is the secret? Well, itís not really a secret. I had read about Blogging, and the effects on search engine robot behaviour, in the middle of 2004. I kept it on my mind for several months before I decided to do something about it in December. I had a new site I had been revamping from my original draft, and wanted to get listed with the main search engines without all the submission obstacle course. I wanted to get quick results, and I was not to be disappointed.
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