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Auto Submit Programs Useful or Useless
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    Auto Submit Programs, Useful or Useless
    by Leon Brickey

    Website promotion is a very modern, rapidly changing
    science. Lots of ideas and theories, but very little
    proven "nuts and bolts" information available. The
    fact is that there are some strategies that work
    and many that DO NOT work. You have to do a
    combination of things CONSISTENTLY and at the
    same time be prepared to make changes at the
    snap of a finger.

    What I would like to do with this article is address
    website submission in a fairly non-technical,
    generalized manner and key in on how and why to use
    auto-submit software. We will not address website
    design, meta-tags or a specific search engine. This
    is what to do when your site is ready to start

    Here are what most consider the top search engines:
    1) Alta Vista
    2) AOL Netfind
    3) Excite
    4) HoBot
    5) Infoseek
    6) Lycos
    7) MSN
    8) Netscape
    9) Open Directory Project
    10) Snap
    11) Webcrawler
    12) Yahoo

    These are a MUST!

    Point #1
    ALWAYS submit to the top 12 search engines MANUALLY.
    No matter what the software developer advertises or
    tells you personally. This is not what the software
    does best. All 12 major search engines can be
    submitted to easily in about 30 minutes or less
    per page.

    Point #2
    After submitting to the top 12 search engines manually,
    submit to the other thousand plus search engines,
    directories, and FFAs using auto submission software.

    The reason you DON'T want to submit to the top 12 with
    the auto-submit software is that quite often the
    submissions simply don't go through; even if the
    software tells you it was a successful submission.

    By far MOST of your traffic obtained through
    website submissions will come from the top 12 search
    engines so you want to know for sure that these get
    your website indexed and listed. Trust me on this
    one. This is one of your VERY BEST forms of free
    advertising so use it to maximum potential.

    Reasons you DO want to submit with auto-submit
    software everywhere else possible:

    a) Time. Auto-submit programs can effectively submit
    as many web pages as you need submitted to over 1000+
    search engines, directories, and FFAs in about
    20 minutes or less per page. It could take you
    well over 48 hours to do just one page manually.

    b) With some of the major search engines a higher
    relevance is placed on your website the more
    websites that link to your website. This is
    something the auto-submit programs do VERY well.

    You just can't tell where your traffic and sales
    may come from. True, the main search engines
    can give you more website traffic than 1000
    smaller directories and FFAs. But that is not
    to say that you won't get ANY traffic from the
    smaller directories and FFAs.

    In my opinion these sites are NOT worth submitting
    to manually if for no other reason than the time required,
    but ARE worth submitting to with a good auto-submit

    You never know who may happen to see your link on
    the FFA sites. If you are targetting "newbies" to
    internet marketing you are definitely in one of
    the best places to find them. Do keep this in
    mind when thinking about FFAs.

    Your link will only be highly visible on the FFA page
    for a matter of a few hours at most if the site accepts
    auto-submissions from the popular software
    programs. In addition to that, the only people who
    will see your listing are the folks who visit the
    FFA site manually.

    How often do I resubmit Leon?

    This question usually prompts a two part answer.

    a) the frequency folks tell you they resubmit.

    b) the frequency folks REALLY resubmit their pages.

    Here is my schedule:

    Top 12 search engines - monthly

    Smaller engines and directories - twice monthly

    FFAs - Every one to three days. (Your link more than
    likely fell off the board less than 24 hours after

    All the auto-submit programs I'm familiar with allow
    you to choose which sites you submit to, if you wish.
    When surfing the net you will see sites that offer free
    FFA submissions to draw visitors to their sites.

    Usually you just click a link and you are taken to a page to
    submit you information. Often these websites submit to
    different databases and you will get linked on different
    sites; making the number of sites you are linked to in the

    Always bookmark these and go back regularly to resubmit.
    Even if the offer is only temporary use it as long as you can.
    And remember, DO NOT submit to the top 12 search
    engines with the software.

    Bottom line - The FFA pages will not be a big
    traffic referral source for you in themselves but
    you will get SOME traffic from them. In addition to
    the small stream of traffic you can get from FFAs;
    your links to them will show up in the searches
    involving your website on the MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES.

    As I said earlier these small search engines,
    directories, and FFAs will ad relevancy to your
    website listing in some of the major search engines
    thereby leading to a much LARGER stream of traffic
    to your website.

    So keep submitting those links! CONSISTENTLY!

    Just don't count on links alone!

    As for the major search engines - They can turn
    your struggling business into an EMPIRE if you
    can develop some expertise and consistently
    maintain good rankings!

    Best of luck!
    Leon Brickey
    Leon Brickey is webmaster/owner of Appalachian Online Marketing
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