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|To be completely
honest, the best way to get traffic to your site is through search
engines. Most people know what search engines are by now and
how to use them. The trick is to get your site listed higher
so people will see it!
The problem with submitting your partner site to search engines is
that many search engines do not allow script information in the
URL. A partner URL might be something like: http://partners.lovecity.com/love.cgi?id=1
The red letters are script information.
The best way to promote your personals area is to get yourself
another web page simply for the promotion of your partner site.
Then you link to your partner site from your web page. The
vast majority of partners will have their own web site before they
even join! Web owners look for affiliate/partner type
programs to help boost traffic and revenues from their already
If, for some reason, you do not have a personal web page, take a
look at the Hosting area. It will list places where you can
get free web pages. The Design area will help you
understand how to design a web page as well!
Instead of listing hundreds of search engines here, we will list
links to sites that list search engines. You will also find
links to all kinds of information about search engines, including
sites where you can submit your own site to multiple search
engines at the same time!
Engine Watch - An expert's guide to search
engines. Get the latest trends and information on the
major search engines.
Engine Guide - The full guide to search engines:
latest news, direct search services, complete site profiles.
Internet - Some helpful tips on how to get
your page listed higher on search engines.
Me - Submit your site to multiple search
engines at one time.
Tips on Search Engine Submissions.
Make sure to have
your own web site. Submitting your partner URL will
probably not do you much good.
Try to have some
kind of content on your site. A simple page with a link
to your partner site will not be excepted by some directory
type sites (Yahoo, dmoz) It will be spidered by the
others though! Yet, for directories, its good to have
other information on your site...
Your own domain
name will make a difference. If you feel like spending
the money on your own domain name, it can make a difference
for search engine placement. Yet, it is not necessary.
Many search engines will give you a better score for keywords
in your domain name.
Meta tags are very
important. Make sure to use the links above to find out
the best way to structure your meta tags, descriptions, and
page text to get the best results.
The most popular keywords for singles would be:
personals, personal ads, dating, singles, love, etc... with
personals being the most popular term that is searched for on
the search engines.
One problem with
targeting the general terms above like personals, dating, or
singles is that thousands of others are trying too. It
is extremely hard. You may find more success targeting 2
or 3 keywords at a time. For instance, try optimizing
your page and meta tags for phrases like Kansas City Personal
Ads, or Denver Personals. That way, when a user does a
search for those terms, it may be easier for you to rank a
little higher. Search engine placement is an art, take
some time and learn how the masters do it!
information on search engine placement, simply do a search for
web site promotion on any search engine and you should be able
to find a wealth of information!