* Use Competitive Research to Stay on The Cutting Edge *
I was preparing to list some of the specific tips for each search engine in this report, but then I realized that just wouldn’t work. Whatever I list today for one search engine could be completely different by tomorrow afternoon. The various directories are constantly changing their ways of indexing pages (Partly to keep us from keeping up with them) and one resource just won’t tell you how to submit to every individual search engine 100% all of the time.
What you can do though is become a digital detective and keep an eye on the rankings on the different search engines for yourself. After you have created a page and had it listed a certain rank, start visiting the sites which come up above your site in the rankings and check them out. Judge them by the 8 guideliness given to you above.
All you have to do is go to their page (Go to several of them to get a better idea of the rankings) and then click on “View” at the top of your browser. Then, choose “Source.” Your Notepad should come up and show you the source .html code for the page you are looking at. Take notice of the keywords in their title, keywords, description, images, comments, and especially on how often it is used throughout their text. What are they doing differently? Keep in mind all the engines are changing constantly and each one of them is completely different from all of the others.
If you constantly do this and learn the basics I have given you above, you will be able to start getting your pages listed in the Top 20 of the search engines and watch your traffic and sales soar. It isn’t always easy, but it is worth it.