WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Do you provide the means for me to promote and submit my domain to the search engines?

A. To some extent. Your control panel includes an option for assisting you with getting started with a few search engine submissions.

Category: SearchEngine Secondary Category: Promote

Q. How do I get a higher search engine ranking?

A. The main thing is links from other sites, and these should be real sites, not just "link farms". Exchange links with other people who also have web sites that are indexed.

Category: SearchEngine

Q. None of the engines are indexing my site, why?

A. You may not have allowed enough time for the engine to index your site. The indexing time for most engines is between two days and six weeks, if they are operating normally. If you use frames on your pages, some engines cannot index through the frame to the site. Some engines will not index pages from free sites. If an engine suspects any type of spamming they will may not index your page or may ban your site entirely. If your website is hosted on a server containing illegal adult content, and that site is on the black list of Google your website could be banned.

Category: SearchEngine Secondary Category: Index

Q. What is a Search Engine?

A. Search engines like Google and Yahoo, among many others, utilize indexing software agents often called robots or spiders. These agents are programmed to constantly "crawl" the Web in search of new or updated pages for sites they know about. They will essentially go from URL to URL until they have visited every Web site on the Internet. Search engines read a web site's 'meta tags' and content and check links from other sites in order to determine their ranking.

Category: SearchEngine

Q. What is the difference between search engines and directories?

A. The main difference between a search engine and a general directory is that a directory will not list your URL if you do not first register it with them. They do not make use of indexing software agents and so have no way of knowing it's out there. As a result, their registration form will be considerably longer than just your URL. Directories are usually subdivided into categories and you have to submit your URL under the most appropriate heading.

Category: SearchEngine

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