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Re: Search Engine Headache
From Jeff at Ackley Uniforms on 21 June '99
replying to Search Engine Headache posted by Pawlaa

>I am new to web site promotion on the web and am wondering if anyone out there could help.
>When i register with a search engine do i have to have a domain name or can i register with a url like.. ?
>And what is a spider?
>If anyone could shed any light.. i would be hugely gratefull

No, you don't have to have your own domain name. We have two sites.
One is , and the other is .
The later is a free site provided by my isp. Both are indexed by
search engines, although we seem to get more hits on our domain name

Some SEs don't index SOME free sites, like geocities. But even with
those, you can usually submit your site by email. Some people believe
that it is easier to get listed by Yahoo! with your own domain. But
I see plenty of free sites in Yahoo!.

A spider (or a robot, or several other names) is a computer program used
by Search Engines to scan the web looking for web sites to index.

There are two main ways to get your site listed in a SE: you can
visit the SE's own website and submit your site to them there. Or
you can sit back and wait for the Spider to come to your site.
Generally it is faster to go to SE website, rather than waiting to be
discovered by the spider.

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