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Search Engines Optimization Services

  With all the choices offered for search engine submission and
optimization, choosing a reliable service can be confusing and intimidating.
Many search engine submission scams make ridiculous promises. Here
are some of popular claims made by some search engine submission
services, most of which are pure crap.

"We submit you to thousands of search engines."

  There are only eight or so sites worth submitting so since they receive 95
percent of all internet traffic. Submitting to Gonzoozoo.com search engine for
example won't generate much traffic. Google and Yahoo are the most
important engines followed by MSN. The remaining 997 are rather trivial.

"We will submit your site to Yahoo."

  Submission to Yahoo's directory requires an annual fee beyond what most
submission services charge. Submission also requires the careful
selection of an appropriate category for your website. Also, Yahoo indexes
most sites automatically within a couple weeks.






















"We'll submit your website daily to the search engines."

  Submitting too frequently can cause your site to be blocked by the search
engines. Just like most internet users, the search engines don't like spam,
either. Submission claims like these are most often done with automated
software.

"We guarantee you will rank #1 (top 10, first page, etc.) in the search
engines."

  Many services promising 1st place rankings encourage the development
of obscure keywords that your customers would never think of using! Some
even claim to bring your site up when keywords are types into a browser's
navigation bar-- with an obscure plug-in nobody would think of downloading!

  Also, there is A LOT of competition for commonly searched keywords,
especially since the second internet boom of 2003. This isn't 1997 anymore.
Bob's Fishing Site isn't going to be number #7 for the keyword 'Fishing' for
example. Competition is very fierce and positions will ultimately be
determined by budget, which is why huge companies like Priceline.com or
Amazon.com are always number one for their respective categories.

"We build doorway pages to boost your rankings in search engines."

  Doorway pages are web pages specifically created to increase search
engine rankings. Doorway pages often contain little useful information to a
website visitor. The text on a doorway page is optimized to target a particular
keyword. Most often, the doorway pages is not linked to from any other
section of the site. While doorway pages may have worked in the past,
search engines will now ban sites that use them. .


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