RE: How to promote a Web site?
Actually, I'm pretty sure it's the former. If you don't submit your site
to Google, and no site that has already been indexed by Google links to
your site, you won't get included in their search database. How else
would Google find out about your site? As far as I know, they don't
monitor the Domain Name System (DNS) for new URLs.
Once Google has found your site, though, it will continue to re-spider
it. That's why Eric doesn't have to re-submit the site to Google...it
gets reviewed regularly by the Google spiders. DB.
Words. Words. Words.
And this is how Darren has managed to get ranked pretty high on Google. He posts to the list with a link to his site. A site like techwr-l is spidered _very_ frequently and, as such, links posted to the list ride on the coat-tails of the site's established reputation with Google's spiders. :) That is, it looks like Techwhirl "thinks highly" of Darren's site since it links to it so frequently.... Eric doesn't do this on purpose, of course. :)
So, another way to promote your site is this sort of sweat equity. Personally participate in discussion lists and boards that are publicly archived, always sign off with your Web site address, and *voila* you'll start getting spidered. I would suggest that you update on a daily basis and post to lists on a daily basis so that Google assumes that it needs to check your site often for updates.
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- RE: How to promote a Web site?, Darren Barefoot
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