Register with a search engine
If you want your site to be found, register it with one or more of the search engine and/or directory sites out on the Web.
Register-It (http://www.register-it.com/) is one of many companies that will register your site free with
several indexes at once. Or you can go directly to each index and follow their registration rules. This is the best
way but can be time consuming.
Quick link to registration pages of main search engines:
Search Engine Watch (http://www.searchenginewatch.com/)
offers loads of information about Web search engines.
Use META Tags
Adding META tags to the HTML of your Web page allows search engines to easily index your page using the
keywords you specifically tell it, along with a description of the site that you yourself get to write. Not all search engines support meta tags.
There are many meta tag elements, but the most important for search engine indexing are the description and
keywords tags. The description tag returns a description of the page in place of the summary the search engine would
ordinarily create. The keywords tag provides keywords for the search engine to associate with your page.
These are the meta tags placed on the top page ("welcome.html") of this site:
<META NAME ="keywords" CONTENT="html, web, design, designing, creating, page, harvard">
<META NAME="description" CONTENT="This web site offers suggestions for web page creation and design. This site
was created as part of the Harvard University Library Professional Development Committee's 1998 Spring Technology Workshop series.">
META tags can also be used to prevent your site from being indexed
As part of the HTML standard, every Web page should have a <TITLE> defined in its header. Page titles are important for
navigation support since they are normally the default way to refer to pages in various navigation support mechanisms such as
bookmark lists, history lists, overview diagrams, etc. Titles are also often used as the best way of listing retrieved pages in search engines.
Meta Tag resources: