Submitting your website to search engines and directories is the first step to getting noticed. It also helps you build one-way quality links that are important for your rankngs in search results. 1. Major search engines like Yahoo and Google usually find you through backlinks but you can still submit your URL. The major search engines/directories are: - Yahoo/AltaVista (add URL) - MSN (add URL) - Google/AOL (add URL) - Dmoz (add URL); usually takes an eternity to get listed. 2. Other search engines & directories: - use our FreeSubmit.org to submit to 160+ search engines and directories. - add your site to free-to-submit directories here. 3. Spamming - submit your site to directories gradually, on a scheduled basis. Certain search engines view a sudden surge of backlinks as spamming and may ban you from their results. 4. Create a template - create a simple template for repeated submissions, using Notepad.exe. Follow the same guidelines we listed in Meta Tags for title, description and keyword length. 5. Get a disposable email account - certain directories require email confirmation and they normally end up sending hundreds of marketing emails a day to you, e.g. FFA networks.