View Full Version : how to make search engine(yahoo, google) search your website

19-12-2005, 02:53 AM
Currently i had create my own domain website. but i found that from the search engine like yahoo, altavista or google cant even find my website.

i heard my fren say need to register my url first then ppl just can search my web. how to register & where to go?

Please help me if you know how to make the search engine got my website ....thanks

19-12-2005, 11:12 AM
Check your meta tags.

11-01-2006, 10:25 PM
Dear Lexus, what is meta tag. How to check ? and to register to search engine

27-01-2006, 09:25 PM
An incredibly similar thread here (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=65581)

Cheers :)

28-01-2006, 01:46 AM
Search engines scour the web every day and unless you have a tight firewall on your web-server, these search engines will find your website. However, despite that, your website may never get selected if someone was to search for the contents you have on your website. The reason is basically that a lot of these search engines like Google and Yahoo apply specific formulae to rate your site. Usually it is related to how popular your website is. If a lot of other websites list you in their links, you would stand a better chance of being listed. Hence it is like Catch-22 isn't it? If your website is not known, how could it get listed on popularity? And if not listed, how could people find your website?

Another way to ensure you get listed - do some homework. Find out what the specific search engine looks for in rating your website. Once you know that, you will need to add meta-tags to the script of your website's main page. Meta-tags are specific non-visible content in the main webpage which carry keywords for the search engines to read. There are websites that tailor their meta-tags so that they get listed by specific search engines. Yahoo will use different criteria compared with Google, for example.

If your website do not have meta-tag contents, the search engine will "read" your main pages and try to categorise your website according to content. Hence without meta-tags, the indexing of your website in that specific search engine would most likely not key your website to the correct topics. This is especially so when your front page is highly graphical - as you know search engines can't categorise photos and graphics.