Search Engine Submission
Once the Metamend Search Engine Optimization service has successfully analyzed and optimized the web pages you have selected from within your web site, it’s time to tell the world about your site. There are two types of submissions performed:
1. Search Engine Submission
The Metamend SEO service keeps track of all the search engines, not just the 5 major ones. We look for any engine that has a reasonable market space, and can accept straightforward submissions. We submit you to these engines. In any given month we submit to approximately 100 engines. Not all of them will drive a lot of traffic to your web site. Most of it will come from the few major search engines out there. That said, Google was mostly unknown before Yahoo! started using it. We want to make sure your web site is found not just in the major engines of today, but also in the engines of tomorrow.
2. Directory Submission
Any complete SEO service will need to submit your web site to at least one directory – DMOZ. Also known as the Open Directory Project, this directory provides all its data to other search engines and directories.
A quick warning
Metamend’s submission process is timed to optimally suit the search engines needs. A common error that many web site operators make is to separately submit their web site to the search engines, (sometimes on a daily basis), and not only use an SEO service, but also to sign up for “free” submission tools. This is understandable as everyone is anxious to see results quickly. However, over-submitting your site can be counterproductive and in most cases detrimental to your web site’s profile in the search engines. Most search engines treat over-submission as a form of spam.
If you are using a SEO service, your web site should automatically be submitted to the search engines as part of the process.
Once your web site is submitted, it is put into a queue. When it’s turn comes, the search engine sends a “spider”, or “bot” to read and document your site.
The spider documents everything it can discern about your site. It also examines how many other web sites are linking to and from you. All the data that is found and extracted by the spider is processed by the indexer and stored in a database. From the database, the search software extracts documents based on parameters entered by the user.