List on Google Within Days
All you really need to do is go to the link http://www.google.com/addurl/ and from there you will be able to submit your domain name.
Please note that if you are already a customer of Hopping Mad Designs, we would have already done this for you as part of our service and web design protocol.
With Google, an important point to note is that you must be very patient. Of course, this is the main search engine and you want to have your site be listed as soon as it goes live, but in my experience, it can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks before your site gets indexed by Google. In some cases, we have launched a website and it was indexed and cached the next day and in other more remote cases, it took well over 1 week. If you have had your website designed by Hopping Mad Designs we make sure that your new website is so super search engine friendly, that it will most likely be picked up and indexed very very quickly. This is just one of the reasons why it’s best to go with a web design studio that knows the ins and outs of the search engine world.
How about yahoo?
Not as popular as Google but in any case, it is another option that you can try to get more external links back to your website. http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html.
Did You Know That True Local Can Help You Generate Leads?
True Local is owned by News Corp. Basically, it is a business directory, not too dissimilar to the Yellow Pages, but it is more focused on local search. Being listed on True Local is a great way to help your online presence and listings on Google Maps, and Yahoo 7. You can list your site for free, but this website is a business so if you want a priority position on the first page, you will need to pay for this.
Try To Get Listed on the Many Other Search Engines
There are literally thousands upon thousands of search engines to be found on the internet. In reality, you should only be concerned with 1 search engine and that is, you guessed it; Google. This has a market penetration for online searches of around 98% and is really the only place you want your website to be listed. The rest of the search engines, whilst good in their own rights, are simply nowhere near as popular as Google. Listing your website on other search engines, such as Yellow Pages, Ask.com. and Ask Jeeves, will all help your site get indexed and eventually push you up in the rankings.
Start A Facebook Page and Google Plus Page.
There is no denying it. Social media is here to stay and if you want your website to be found quickly, a sure-fire way to expedite this is to create a social media buzz around the launch of your new site. What this means is that you can create a dedicated social media page for your website and have links from these sites pointing to your site. This should trigger the search engine spiders to come looking for your site and help the whole indexing process. As an example, I have been able to write a blog article, and have it indexed and ranking on Google within 48 hours after posting the links on my Facebook and Google+ page. It’s a simple as that.
Submit Your Website To Google Maps
Targeting a geo-specific area ( like graphic designers Sydney) is awesome for your marketing and a good way for listing your new site on Google maps. Follow the prompts on the home page of Google to the maps listing area and go from there. You will have to jump through a few hurdles for verification but once that has been done you will see your site on Google Maps. This is different from organic listings, but still, it is a good way to target local clients.
Following the above tips should be enough to get your site listed. But, if you are unclear about this or need some help, please do not hesitate to call one of our very friendly staff at Hopping Mad Designs on 02 9360 8514.