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Paid placement, bah!
From Nicholas on 30 March '03
I put up a new site on Jan, 10 2003. Haven't put one up for
awhile, and I noted that the only three free SE submissions were
Google, AV, and FAST.

So, out of curiosity, I submitted *only* the home page to those
three.

By the end of February all 25 pages were indexed on all Google-
powered sites, *and* I was getting hits from Lycos and Hotbot
too. I pretty much figured the charge-for-listing SEs had a
choice of shrinking into obscurity, or finally listing people who
won't pay, and this seems to be the case.

Fair warning: I've been doing this a long time, and my pages shot
up Google rankings fast. If you can't hit top ten on Google for
some pretty popular searches, then it's possible the pay-for-
placement SEs may still ignore you.




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