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Subject:RE: How to promote a Web site? From:"Rob Partridge" <rob -at- holly -dot- com -dot- au> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 25 Mar 2004 09:02:51 +1100
Actually it's somewhat of both. Search engines regularly spider, or follow
from link to link, pages to pick up content. They update their databases
with new content, new links, pages that are no longer there, etc. Google
also takes note of images and descriptions for it's image search. But it
only does this by using links from sites it has already indexed. If nothing
links to your site and you don't submit it, or mention it in a newsgroup,
then it's not going to find it.
Downing, David asked:
This leads me to ask related question, I read in an article in INTERCOM
awhile back, that if you don't submit your website to a search engine,
the "spider" programs out there will never pick it up unless another
website that is indexed contains a link to it. But I've also heard that
those spiders routinely crawl the web and pick up anything and
everything out there. Which is correct?
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