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Have your business listed as a search engine’s local listing

by on Dec.03, 2008, under Bing / Microsoft Live, Google, Search Engines, Yahoo

Most top search engines now offer “local listings” in their search results. The local listings act in a manner similar to an online Yellow Pages for people searching for a product or service in a particular area. To see the results of a search, go to a top search engine and type in your business type and the city your business is located. For example, a search of “cameras, Santa Monica, CA” on http://local.google.com produced the results here

The great thing about a local listing, is they are free, people can review your business, and it will help connect you with people in your area.  We would highly recommend having your business listed in the following search engines local listings since it is FREE:

Google Maps

Yahoo! Local

Microsoft Live Search Maps

Once your business has been accepted and listed, invite friends, colleagues, and clients to write positive reviews and testimonials about your business.

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Submit your web site to top search engines

by on Sep.21, 2008, under Ask, Bing / Microsoft Live, Google, Open Directory Project, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engines, Website Submissions, Yahoo

Submit your website and/or RSS feed to some top search engines:

  1. Google – Free Submission: http://www.google.com/addurl
  2. Yahoo – Free for Non-Priority Submission: https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit
  3. Bing / Microsoft Live – Free Submission: http://search.msn.com/docs/submit.aspx
  4. Ask – Free Submission: Use the sitemap submission interface
  5. Open Directory Project – Free Submission and often spidered by other engines: http://www.dmoz.org/add.html

You can also add your sitemaps and/or feeds here:

  1. Google – Webmaster Tools for Sitemaps: https://www.google.com/webmasters/
  2. Yahoo – Feeds and Sitemaps via the Feeds Button: https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com
  3. Bing / Microsoft Livehttp://webmaster.live.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=http://yourdomain.com/yoursitemap.xml.  For example, http://webmaster.live.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=http://www.grantburton.com/sitemap.xml.  Check the crawl status through the Bing / Microsoft Live Webmaster Site: http://www.bing.com/webmaster .
  4. MoreOver: http://api.moreover.com/ping?u=http://yourdomain.com/yoursitemap.xml.  Make sure to change the URL to match your site, for example http://api.moreover.com/ping?u=http://www.grantburton.com/sitemap.xml
  5. ASK – Sitemaps: http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http%3A//www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml.  Make sure to change the URL to match your site, for example http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http%3A//www.grantburton.com/sitemap.xml.

We will try to update this page whenever possible, but additions are greatly welcome!

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