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Taming those Search Engine Beasts...

How to get listedSEO specialist

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Get Your Web Page Ranks Higher!

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Free Search Engine Listing with every hosting/design package

Have you seen or received ads like this? Be sure you know what you're really getting...

Getting listed in the search engines and getting your website listed where you can find it in various search engine results are two totally different things! If you're using McDel's hosting/design package, we search engine optimize (SEO) your site during design, submit your site for you and deliver results via high page rankings for your primary keywords on several major search engines.

McDel builds your SEO-focused website with both web users and the search engines in mind.

We work with you to ensure that the pages of your site are ranked well for your keywords.

Where do Your Pages Rank?

If you aren't happy with the results when you search for your website, or the products/services you offer, please visit our Website Marketing page and let McDel customize a plan to optimize your site in order to reach your objectives.

Want to be on Page One?

We can get you there. Whether you already have a website or are starting from scratch, give us a call or email.  Your initial Website Design and/or SEO consultation is free (by phone unless you're near Grand Junction CO or pay travel costs).

How to get Listed in almost all Search Engines...

Submit your site to the ODP

Do it yourself or McDel does for you

Free Search Engine Listing with every hosting/design package...

ODP - A Search Engine, but not...

The Open Directory Project (ODP) is the easiest, quickest, cheapest way to get your site listed in just about all of the search engines.  ODP is a free service, but they are very strict about submissions, and you may only submit one page. Every submission is actually viewed by a human when submitted to the ODP. This site is now owned by AOL, and the site states that the ODP is a directory, not a search engine.  Click to read their submission guidelines at dmoz.org.  Take time to browse their site, as several categories may work for your company, but you may only choose one. Part of their information states:

If your site has been accepted into the Open Directory, it may take anywhere from 2 weeks to several months for your site to be listed on partner sites which use the Open Directory data, such as AOL Search, Google, MSN/Bing, Yahoo Search, and hundreds of other sites. We make updates of the data available weekly, but each partner has their own update schedule.*

I don't know of any major search engines that don't update at least once/month, but you can see how timing can make a difference.  If you don't want to wait "2 weeks to several months," you can submit your site directly to the search engine(s) where you want to be listed. (See major search engines section.)

*reprinted from 2006 http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/
Internet/Searching/Directories/Open_Directory_Project/
Sites_Using_ODP_Data/


Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) simply means that you've optimized your pages so that the search engine's robots will pull all of the relevant information from your pages (both elements that are visible on the page as it is displayed and from the code in your page source) and Search Engine directive files (such as your sitemap and robots files) so that users will find you.

Each search engine uses it's own proprietary process to determine which of the various elements on your web page - content, keywords, meta tag programming, internal/external links, cross-linking and popularity on social sites, robot instructions, age of page, site structure, affiliated advertiser - are used to produce the exact order of each search request.

Let McDel search engine optimize your web pages and submit your site for you. Request sample search results.

Request free quote for Search Engine Optimized web pages & SEO-focused design

Major Search Engines*
& Popular Search Engines

Links to Submit your Site
or How They get your Site Info

Before you submit your site, most of the search engine and/or directory sites ask you to do a search on your company name and your domain name to see if you're already listed in their database. Some of these listings are free; others require payment!

If you want your site listed in the "sponsored results" on search engine pages, you will need to enter into an advertising agreement with the respective site(s). Or we can do it for you!

Request free quote for Search Engine Optimized web pagesLet McDel optimize your pages and submit your site for you. Request sample SEO results.

*the ownership of the search engines is an ongoing process! Information compiled from 2006-2012.


How Most Search Engines Work

SEO specialistMost of the major search engines pull at least some information from your Open Directory Project (ODP) listing. They also use robots (spiders & crawlers are the same thing) - which are computer programs that pull information from the meta tags and the pages - including your keywords - and from the robots file and site map on your site.    Then, the robot reports the data received from this automated examination of your site to the database and what that search engine has already compiled for you (or adds you to their database). 

SEO specialistEach search engine uses it's own proprietary process to determine which of the various elements on your web page - content, keywords, meta tag programming, internal/external links, robot instructions, age of page, site structure, affiliated advertiser, and more are used to produce the exact order of each search request.  A presence on various social networks (such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) is also becoming a standard element of how the search engines rank your site.

SEO specialistWhen a user types in keywords to "do a search," the results are displayed based on the relevance of the information in the database (about your pages) to the keywords requested.