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Search Engine Placement Secrets

"Tutorials to Achieve a Top Search Engine  Listing or Placement"

Links to Specific Search Engine Tutorials

Excite | Lycos | Yahoo | InfoSeek | AltaVista  WebCrawler | Hotbot | Secrets Update

Alliances in the Secrets Index
 ODP | LookSmart | Google |  GOTO
Direct Hit & Ask Jeeves

Use these search engine placement secrets to improve positions and achieve higher rankings at InfoSeek, AltaVista, WebCrawler and Hotbot! A list of explanations for the keys to achieve a top search engine  listing are on the first page. 

InfoSeek

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  1. Title: #1 key
  2. Using keywords frequently and close together in the first 200 words of text, Is it a key?: YES it samples.
  3. How is the summary of a result generated? Meta Tag is best
  4. Meta Tags Utilized: Yes for both, #2 keywords and #3 description
  5. Case Sensitivity: NO
  6. Plural sensitivity: NO
  7. Variables to words required: Yes
  8. Certain types of words ignored: NO
  9. Known Relevancy Boosters: Keywords in metas and title are the way to the top here. Bar none the best results were achieved at InfoSeek. Link relevance seems to be the best booster at present.
  10. Frames support: YES
  11. Redirects Supported: YES
  12. Pass Protected Sites indexed: YES

Detailed Explanation of InfoSeek

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Keys to Higher Positions in Infoseek
Tips for Good Search Engine Ratings and Placement This article by Webmaster T. discusses at length much of what you need to achieve higher positions in InfoSeek. By the way if you submit to InfoSeek and you are #1 in the results don't jump for joy yet as it puts you at the top if you are anywhere near there.

When I last submitted the search engine index to InfoSeek I freaked! We had the top six spots! If you want to get full value for the time you spend submitting a web site then do it at peak hours when you will get the greatest value for your freshness. They fall in position in the engine as time passes. This is an excellent way to really understand how to achieve higher placement at InfoSeek. Just one more good reason to do frequent updates of your pages but please be respectful of the index and only submit when you've made changes

AltaVista

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  1. Title: YES to match to Keywords
  2. Using keywords frequently and close together in the first 200 words of text: Is it a key?: YES
  3. How is the summary of a result generated? Meta or first lines of Text on page
  4. Meta Tags Utilized: YES
  5. Case Sensitivity: DEFINITELY IMPORTANT
  6. Plural sensitivity: YES
  7. Variables to words required: YES
  8. Certain types of words ignored: YES
  9. Known Relevancy Boosters: NONE
  10. Frames support: NO
  11. Redirects Supported: YES
  12. Pass Protected Sites indexed: NO

Keys to Higher Positions in Alta Vista
A Strategy to Improve Rankings or Placement at Specific Search Engines Webmaster T discusses his strategy to raise his rankings at specific search engines. I couldn't ascertain anything definitive to raise your position at AltaVista.

Use either the strategy in the link above, WebPosition Agent or the information in the ordered list to figure AltaVista out. *A note about Alta Vista* They are definitely case sensitive so take this into account in your meta tags and title. 

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WebCrawler

Important Notice

WebCrawler once a major engine has reportedly ceased indexing and its traffic has dwindled  significantly. I have wondered if it would end up like Magellan after its purchase by Excite. This seems to be the case. Do not even bother submitting there until you hear otherwise.

  1. Title: key words relationship
  2. Using keywords frequently and close together in the first 200 words of text: Is it a key?: Yes
  3. How is the summary of a result generated? Meta or first text on page
  4. Meta Tags Utilized: Yes
  5. Case Sensitivity: NO
  6. Plural sensitivity: YES
  7. Variables to words required: YES
  8. Certain types of words ignored: NO
  9. Known Relevancy Boosters: Title to meta keywords and link popularity
  10. Frames support: NO
  11. Redirects Supported: YES
  12. Pass Protected Sites indexed: NO

Detailed Explanation of WebCrawler

Keys to Higher Placements in WebCrawler
Who cares at the rate it's loosing traffic it will not even be worth bothering with in a few months. Just kidding!:) Excite must be wondering about the loot spent on WebCrawler the traffic has fallen by 2/3 in the last 5 months. It's the only miscalculation I've seen from them in the search engine battle for traffic and ad dollars.

I bet they wish they had of spent the 5 million to be a featured search engine on Netscape's search page. Why Netfind when it is the interface for it anyhow? In essence they spent ten million for the exposure however, they did take two of the four spots that way.

Link popularity is a factor on WebCrawler as well as all the tips in the ordered list above.

Important Notice

WebCrawler once a major engine has reportedly ceased indexing and its traffic has dwindled  significantly. I have wondered if it would end up like Magellan after its purchase by Excite. This seems to be the case. Do not even bother submitting there until you hear otherwise. 

Hotbot

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  1. Title: Perhaps but definitely not a #1 key
  2. Using keywords frequently and close together in the first 200 words of text: Is it a key?: Very important
  3. How is the summary of a result generated? Meta description or first text on page
  4. Meta Tags Utilized: Yes
  5. Case Sensitivity: NO
  6. Plural sensitivity: YES
  7. Variables to words required: YES
  8. Certain types of words ignored: YES
  9. Known Relevancy Boosters: Keywords in meta tags,
  10. Frames support: NO
  11. Redirects Supported: NK
  12. Pass Protected Sites indexed: NO

Detailed Explanation of Hotbot

Keys to Higher Placements in Hotbot Use the information above and in the two tutorials by Webmaster T in the WebCrawler and AltaVista keys section. One other thing to add here and that is to check the drop down box with for in front of it at the Hotbot engine and you'll be able to quickly see if your listed.

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Tools to help You achieve Higher Placement

Again? Not every one reads the whole site right?

Now I'll tell you about some useful tools and an internet resources I've found extremely beneficial for monitoring my positions and constructing and checking my meta tags.

 

Super Note Tab

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Recent finalist for its Software category at ZDnet! Great little freeware text editor with search and replace,a clipboard notebook and best of all a character ruler across the top which makes keeping track of the number of characters in your metas etc. a breeze for even a mathematics dunce like The T Man!!;) If you're ready to get rid of that wyswyg this one has features that makes hand coding pages a breeze.

Meta Medic

NorthernWebs Meta Medic this is the free resource. The paid version looks like something we should invest in but by generating our own keywords we continue to pick up a few more things we can pass on. The fine people at NorthernWebs are a good lot and deserve your patronage for providing this great resource and fine Search Engine Tutorial.

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