SEO: Get your blog indexed at all major search engines

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a must to-do if you want to drive a lot of traffic to your blog.

In this post you will be learning how to get your site in the index/directories of the top 4  search engines:

  1. Google
  2. Yahoo
  3. Windows Live/MSN
  4. Ask

Google

The simple first steps to get your site indexed:

  1. Fill up the Site Submission Form over here.
  2. On the next step you may need to confirm the ownership of your site, either by uploading a page to your site or adding a meta tag to your site.
  3. After your confirmation, just wait for the bots to index your site.
  4. In the mean time you can do some link exchange with some sites with a higher PR (Page Rank) than yours. Its recommended to exchange links with a site with higher than PR3. Link exchange will help you to get traffic and also in the index progress as the Bots will visit these higher PR rank sites and when they find your link over there, they will index it.
  5. Use social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg. Doing these will help you increase your popularity.

Yahoo

The basic steps:

  1. Submit your site Here. Make sure you are logged-in to Yahoo before submitting the URL, or else it you can log-in to yahoo after entering the URL.
  2. If you want to do some investment for your site on Yahoo, you can select from the plans that appear after the URL submission.
  3. In the mean time you can do some link exchange with some sites with a higher popularity than yours. Link exchange will help you to get traffic and also in the index progress as the Yahoo Bots will visit these higher popularity sites and when they find your link over there, they will index it.
  4. Use social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg. Doing these will help you increase your popularity.

Windows Live/MSN

Here are the easy steps:

  1. Submit your site Here. Make sure to fill the Captcha before submitting.
  2. That’s it…wait for the MSNBots to do their work.
  3. In the mean time you can do some link exchange with some sites with a higher popularity than yours. Link exchange will help you to get traffic and also in the index progress as the MSNBots will visit these higher popularity sites and when they find your link over there, they will index it.
  4. Use social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg. Doing these will help you increase your popularity.

Ask

There’s no specific way to submit your site to Ask. Ask doesn’t offer any site submission ways for free. But the Bot at Ask does crawl the web and it automatically adds pages. And being in DMOZ helps in fast submission to Ask.

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