Listing of 10 Top Search Engines
Web sites receives most of the traffic from major search engines. You
should also target these search engines for your web site traffic. The Big
search engines are Google, Yahoo and other popular engines.
So you should manually submit your site to these
major search engines. Manual submission is very important for proper
indexing of the site, so always hand submit to the top 15 or so engines.
Google is most popular search engine by far, a good ranking for two or three
of your keywords here could result in a lot more monthly traffic for
Yahoo also a good search engine and it can drive a lot of traffic to
your web site.
Dmoz.org itself will not send you much traffic, I have ranked it the
third most important search site anyhow as its true importance lies in
the fact that lots of third party sites including Google use ODP data on
their sites. What this means is that if your listed on dmoz.org you will
soon notice your site is being found on sites such as the Google
Directory, AOL search, Netscape Search and Lycos to name just a few. Open
Directory Project guide is a very detailed guide written by me on
getting into the ODP successfully.
Just like dmoz.org's main attraction is that it supplies data to many
third party sites so too is Looksmarts. Their networks claims to reach
vast numbers of people. However your main advantage of listing with
Looksmart stems from the fact that MSN use their data prominently within
results for searches conducted on MSN.com, MSN.co.uk and other
international MSN's. If you're a non commercial site you can get into
looksmart via http://www.zeal.com