WS_FTP - http://www.ipswitch.com
- moves you stuff from your computer to your place on the internet
- free for the download for non-commercial users (thats us)
notepad.exe and file manager or desktop explorer
- comes with system, you just have to find them.
- i suggest making an easy access icon.
html power tools - http://www.tali.com
- this is way cool.
a place to live
- your own isp
- nice place, pick your community carefully, this is part of your url
- pick your login name carefully, it is your url
Just for fun
these guys will each submit your site to
several different search/listing places.
get your description and keywords ready first.
i reccommend you use notepad and create a file with all of your submittal info (url, title, description and keywords) in it. use this to copy and paste from. make different descriptions and keyword list as the different request (save these with the rest).
|Free Top Ten Search Engine Submission!|
THE BIG TEN
- SELF-PROMOTION: This is the best place to start promoting your
site. And best of all it is free to use. However, for only $10, you
can have your data stored for one year so that you can promote your
site over and over without retyping the information. Self-promotion
allows you to promote your site to over 400 different search engines,
indexes, business directories, international indexes, directories and
- JIM TOOLS: This is another free utility that promotes your site to
400 search engines and indexes and over 200 Free-For-All (FFA) links
pages. Do not use Self-Promotion and Jim Tools in the same week since
many of the search engines and indices are same. Compared to Self-
Promotion, Jim Tools takes a lot less time to submit to 400 search
engines and indexes.
The two free utilities above let you submit one URL to 400 different
search engines and indices at a time. However, in some cases submitting
your home page URL alone isn't enough. You have to "deep submit" your
site. Deep submit is nothing more than submitting each and every page
of your site. If you have 100 pages in your site, then you must use
the above free, utilities 100 times to submit all of them (possible
with Self-Promotion's paid service.) But don't worry. You can use the
following deep submit utilities to submit multiple URLs at the same
- ASSOCIATE-IT FREE SUBMIT: This free utility lets you submit all
the pages in your site at one time to 24 major search engines. All
the submissions are done in real time, you can watch the submission
results as they happen. Depending on the speed of your Internet
connection and the number of different pages you are submitting,
this may take any where between three minutes to a few hours. The
good thing is that you can start the submission and then surf the
Net as usual in a different browser window.
- THE PROMOTER: This is similar to Associate-it Free Submit, but it
will submit multiple URLs to 800 search engines, indices, FFA pages,
classifieds, etc. at one time. This works much like Associate-it
Free Submit. You can start the submission and then browse the Net
in a different window. The Promoter also notifies you when it's
time to resubmit your site.
- ANNOUNCE IT AMERICA!: One more free utility that submits multiple
URLs to 300 search engines, indices, FFA links, classifieds, etc. at
one time. This works like Associate-it Free Submit and The Promoter.
You can start the submission and then surf the Net in a different
By using the five utilities above, you have submitted your site to
most of the search engines and indices. It may take anywhere between
three weeks to six months for your site to be indexed.
- OPEN DIRECTORY: Recently, when Netscape purchased NewHoo, the Open
Directory, I was quick to submit my site to be included. The only
complaint I have with the Open Directory Project is that the editor
in the category you are trying to submit your site to may be your
competitor and may try to list your site lower in the list. But you
can submit your site to three or four different categories if it
belongs. Recently, Lycos and HotBot adopted the Open Directory, and
Altavista is adopting it soon, so getting listed with the Open
Directory may bring you a lot of traffic.
- DIRECT HIT: A lot of search engines like HotBot, MSN and others
have recently adopted the Direct Hit search technology. Getting
listed with Direct Hit may also bring in considerable amount of
traffic, but your site has to be somewhat popular.
- GOTO.COM: Even though it is not free, GoTo.com can bring targeted
traffic to your site at a low cost. To get listed with GoTo.com you
have to open an account with a minimum of $25, then bid on keywords
that you would like to target. The minimum bid for each keyword is
$0.01. I would recommend bidding $0.01 on 500-1000 keywords related
to your site. You can bid high on 5-10 keywords that are really
important to your site and bid $0.01 on others.
To generate 500-1000 keywords related to your site, use Jim Tools
keyword generator at http://www.jimtools.com. If you type in two or
three keywords related to your site, the keyword generator searches
the web for similar sites and compiles list of keywords by reading
their Meta tags. Usually, if you bid on 1000 keywords, you will get
between 75-100 hits a day.
- YAHOO!: Even though getting listed on Yahoo is a pain and it may
take up to six months, most sites get the majority of their traffic
from Yahoo!. Also try submitting to Yahoo! Local or International if
your site fits. If you submitted your site to Yahoo! and nothing
happened for four or five weeks, try submitting again in the same
category, or maybe in a different category. You can get good tips
on how to get listed on Yahoo! at search engine forums at
http://www.searchengineforums.com. Do what ever you have to do, but
get listed on Yahoo!.
- PRWEB: Press releases are one of the most effective ways to
generate traffic to your site. If written well, they can be very
effective. Over 90 percent of press releases are sent out by the
companies or sites trying to generate traffic or publicity. Write
a press release and distribute it free of cost using Prweb.