can have many different meanings on the web. Now that I have a few
websites, I need to do some offsite seo, so people know they are there.
OK, I have the basic idea of what I need to do, like submitting them to
search engines, articles, backlinks, etc. I am still no pro, but I have
the general idea.
Because of that, I still look for lists of
what experts think you should do once you have your site built. Check
lists. Everyone seems to have a bit different way of doing this, so I
like to see what's out there. I came across a few, that all suggested
using a certain free submission site to get listed on like 200 different
search engines. Ok, free is good, I will give it a go. I used one of my
old sites, just in case. It only took a few minutes to give all the
info it needed, and then click "submit". It said "thanks" and asked me
if I wanted to add any others. That was easy. I noticed that some of the
results were pending an email verification, so I went to the email to
WOAH!!! There were like 153 verification emails there
waiting for me! Well, a mobii's gotta do what a mobii's gotta do. I
started this, so I had to finish it. What got me, is that every single
one of these little SOB's asked me for the same exact info that the
original submitter had asked for. Umm...weren't they supposed to pass on
this stuff when they submitted my site? Wasn't that the whole point of
this "we make it easy for you" operation?
I spent about 2
hours with this mess. I am the first to admit that my time isn't exactly
worth gold at this point yet, but it damn sure isn't "FREE"!