Knowledgebase : Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Each search engine and directory has its own process for including websites. Once we submitted your site to a search engine or directory, it can take up to eight weeks, before your site is listed.

Although we submit your site, certain elements of your website can prevent you from securing a high ranking. Our keyword suggestions and optimization advice help you to overcome this.

Your website's keywords sum up its content and the services that you offer. The best way to determine which keywords to use for your site is to imagine what words your customers would use to search for your services.

To build your list of keywords, think over the services you offer, the types of customer you serve and the geographic area you're located in. Once you have a long list, you can order it by relevance and, from that, select the keywords to use on your site.

We also have a quick start guide to help you make the most of your website, download the file below.

Metatags help search engines to know what your site is about. Although  the actual textual content of your site is the most important element,  metatags enable search engines to more accurately rank your website.

Before your site will appear in search engine rankings they need to know that your website exists.

Once a search engine knows that your site exists, it will send a software robot to visit your site. The robot will log the content of your website, ready to present to users who are searching for relevant information.

If a known website links to your site some search engines will follow this link and find your site, however this will not work for all search engines and can take a long time to take effect.

Another method is to manually submit your site to search engines, each search engine will have a separate method of online submission such as:

Google: http://www.google.com/addurl

Yahoo: https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit

MSN: http://search.live.com/docs/submit.aspx

AOL: http://www.dmoz.org/add.html

Occasionally, websites can drop out of search engines and directories. Regular resubmission ensures that your site is present in as many search engines as possible.

Some search engines and directories also require regular submission, in order to maintain a high position.