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Web site submission, and the ways it can be done

The potential benefits of being listed in popular search engines are known to one and all in the web development industry. Web folks do realize what opportunities they are missing out if they do not happen to be in major search engines and web directories. In such a scenario, it will not be an overstatement to add that webmasters are pretty concerned with search listings to redefine their businesses and businesses of their clients. Hence comes the importance of web site submission and more especially, the importance of web site submission in the right manner. A perfectly developed web site aimed at securing a good rank in major search engines and directories first needs to be submitted to the right forums, and the right way before it could gain a place of prominence in the listing.

Manual submission is the order of the day

Manual submission is the leading practice in the industry, and this is what is expected in prominent search engines. The prerequisite of search engines like Google, DMOZ, etc. for web site submission has made it the preferred mode, and its prevalence is also on an increasing spree due to several search engines strongly prohibiting automated submission.

Manual submission is ideally suited for submission in the major search engines. Moreover, there are a plethora of specialty search engines wherein one needs to customize the web site submission. So, when one takes on the task of submitting in such engines, manual submission is the convenient mode, so as to make it sure the web site is listed in the proper category as applicable. Being listed in the wrong category in specialty engines is as good as not being listed at all, and automated submission does not exactly fit the bills. That’s precisely the reason why manual submission has acquired such a rage.

Automated submission: Can it deliver results and be advantageous?

Just because it is not the top practice in submission arena, automated submission could spell disaster is an ill-founded assumption. This point is worth to be pondered that its unpopularity has nothing to do with the fact that it can make submission process easier under certain circumstances. While search giant Google does not support automated submission, it does try to provide some element of automaticity in form of autofill button in the process. If one sees beyond popular search engines, there are numerous search engines which can be of strategic value to you in quite instances. This is here when automated submission will be sensible move for you to see it deliver the good.

Considerable points while going for automated submission

Notwithstanding the usage of manual subscription on a large scale, a close look at the submission software market will reveal that automated submission softwares are available in plenty. These softwares are backed by tall claims, hollow promises, and selling gimmicks. The sold advantages of these softwares are to be evaluated on a realistic ground else you turn out to be a victim of this marketing hype.

The feature-laden softwares may entice you for a moment, and there are certain features you must look for while you go for the purchase.

The software you are really contemplating to buy must be user friendly from start to finish. Here you are just trying to automate the process of submission; hence it should assist you in the process instead of looking at the software in utter bewilderment when it comes to using it. Probably what you are expecting with the use of this sort of software is economy of time, simplicity of use, and possibilities of better results. And, of course, the use of this software should deliver all this.

In addition, the software you are going to use for automated submission should be well structured and well organized. The software should mention the search engines explicitly, and should contain a brief description about their specialties. This set of information will help you decide whether submitting to a particular search engine or a directory is beneficial for you in the first instance, and in what ways benefit can possibly accrue to your site.

More importantly software should feature the provision of supplying you with the details of search engines to which it has submitted your site. It should also allow you to have your say in such cases where you wish your site not to be submitted in certain engines because you see for yourself the futility of exercise. “These engines are not meant for you, or for your business for that matter” is what you conclude out of the description in the software.

In essence, automated software should be an enabling tool with pretty amount of details and verifiable benefits.

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