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Don't wait for Web search engines to find your site

Library Systems Newsletter [October 1997]

A library which has created a Web site should consider submitting the terms under which its site will be indexed and described in search hit lists. This riot only avoids being overlooked by the spiders that look for new pages and periodically refresh the index information in search engines, but also allows a library to minimize the number of "accidental" Visitors to its site. With most engines, there is a link or button for submitting an entry at or near the bottom of the main search page. Typically, this will open up a form that asks for the URL of the page, contact information and connection to the page, and any indexing and summary information.

There also are pages with links to search engines that invite submission. Two of these are FreeLinks ( and Maher's Practical Guide to the Best Places to List your Web Site ( . These pages not only make it unnecessary to look for search engines separately, but provide useful tips for making submissions.

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Publication Year:1997
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 17 Number 10
Issue:October 1997
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Internet search engines
Record Number:5647
Last Update:2022-06-27 18:53:11
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00