Make Your Website More Visible: Register With Search Engines

Registering your website

You should register your new website with the Open Directory Project, dmoz.org. This has limited effect on your ranking these days compared to years gone by, but will help your site be recognised by search engines while it is new (although obtaining a listing on dmoz can take quite some time). Dmoz listing is free but requires that your site follows some guidelines. There are other directories you can consider, most of which require paying a fee. It’s not strictly necessary to register with a directory to grow your site’s popularity, so do not invest major effort in doing so. If your site is already well established and its content is optimized, getting listed in any single directory will not have further impact on your search ranking, as search engines will already have a clear idea of your site’s popularity for given search terms. You can also register directly with individual search engines.

Webmaster validation

WebPlus offers easy integration with free Google and Bing Webmaster services, which provide a direct way to manage your search settings with those providers. You can ‘validate’ your website by adding piece of code or a single file to your site, proving that you are the site owner and establishing your role as master and commander of a website. You can also set up visitor analytics, advertising, and other services. Continue reading

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