Getting Your Pages into the Search Engines
In This Chapter
Submitting your pages to the search engines
Creating, submitting, and pinging sitemaps
Submitting to secondary search engines
Using registration services and software
You built your Web pages. Now, how do you get them into the search systems? That’s what this chapter and Chapter 13 explain. In this chapter, I talk about how to get your pages into search engines, and in Chapter 13, I explain how to list your site with search directories.
Search engines can find out about and index your site in essentially three ways:
Links pointing to your site
Simple link-submission pages
The most important of these is the first — links pointing to your site lead the search engine to it. The second is worthless. ...