These references and resources provide free search engine secrets to submit,
monitor and improve your search engine placements or positions. Use
the links below to find the exact topic you wish to explore to increase visibility and
traffic to your web site.
Webmaster T's Reviewed Resources and References:
General Search Engine Information
A great reference for many resources such as directories in several
countries, optimization and submission. Check this one out it is definitely
good for at least one days reading.
Search Engine Watch.Com
Loads of links and good explanations of how search engines work and how to
use them. Easy to navigate for specific information.
A fairly large list of directories and engines grouped by country. There are
also some awards sites grouped by type. As a heads up I found this one while
using the LinkMachine to check links to my site. Always inform the webmaster
that you have linked to thier site, it can pay off!
A link on the open direcory with jumps to information on getting that all
important listing on Yahoo.
Link to Yahoo Submission articles
Some are funny and some are information packed.
Mr Rhodes has updated his pages and they are an excellent resource for
search engine placement information.
Search Engine Tutorial
Great tutorial and information on how webmasters can raise positions at the
various search engines
This is the best overall article that I have found on the net. It covers
everything from how to query for the best results to how to get the best
placement for your listing. Very useful for researchers and web promotion.
Article on GoTo and RealNames. Very useful and informative.
A good article on searching for and how to improve search engine positions
Another article from the online version of the zine. Good how to promote
article featuring information on search engine placement.
Never too much information on this topic. You'll find a little information
on each of the major search engines here.
A great tutorial for picking your keywords using the top ten in your
200 Top Searched Words
A great list of words to check out for promotion purposes. Get this #1 was
sex and Pamela Anderson was #12 does that tell you anything!
John Labovitz's List of E-zines
John lists the top 80 keywords used for searching his list of zines. If you
have a zine or publish articles this is a good resource.
Use this resource to check to be sure your meta tags are being fully
utilized and fall within the safe repetition of keywords.
A good tutorial on meta tag and title use for a good search engine
Make Meta Tags
I wasn't sure where to put this in the tools or here as you see I chose this
category. Beginners not sure of these should utilize this until they have
them down pat. Better this than nothing!
Spiders and Meta tags
More info on this important subject.
An article on meta tags giving who and how answers to how they are used by
the engines to index a site.
A faq on robots which has information on how they work and how to exclude
parts of your site from them.
Information on using this file on server to protect parts of your site from
Search Engine Optimization for Dynamic Sites
This articles is a tutorial on setting up a Windows 2000 IIS 5.0 server
to handle dynamic pages using Server.Transfer and ASP. Excellent
method as it doesn't use redirects.
A discussion list for SEOs. I highly recommend this list whether you are a
professional SEO or just want to learn a little more about it. The list is
moderated by Detlev Johnson who does a great job of delivering a high signal
to noise ratio. The list has some of the best in the field posting
regularly. Archives for the list are here
and you can join here.
Using the link in the heading takes you to the front page for Audette Media
where you'll find many other useful publications.
Online Search Engine Position Managers
You can check your ranking here or they'll mail you monthly with a list of
search engines to let you know if you're still listed. Service is free if
you place an icon on your site.
Mails you monthly to let you know your ranking on a number of engines. There
is a good resource for placement information however they're all here
Improved but still not top of the heap by any means since your choice of
keywords is limited.
Excellent resource for promotion info with good results from placement
checker. The report is mailed to you and is similar to WebPosition Agent
without the versatility, trend or alert reports.
Software Search Engine Placement Managers
This site has tools to do almost every possible check and improve your
search engine positions. They also have a software product that the site
One of the best online/software product in this category! This is a link to
the download and best of all IT'S FREE!! After using this product for a bit
the ads and its inability to handle large lists of terms became quite
frustrating and irritating. Use only if you don't have a large list of terms
and can handle all the constantly changing ads.
TopDog Webposition Analyzer
I tried this one out but both the interface and load time bothered me to the
point I used it no more than 3 times. A post in I-search also complained of
WebPosition Agent or Gold
A shareware program that manages placement. I
reviewed and used this product for some time. The information is for the
first product(analyzer). I no longer use or recommend this program. The old
version is next to useless
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