Search Engine Optimization FAQ
Welcome to the WestHost Frequently Asked Questions. Here you will find answers to the common questions asked about our services.
- Do I need to download or install anything to use the Search Engine Tools?
- Which search engines can I submit my Web site to?
- How long does it take for my Web site to be listed by a search engine?
- Do I need to keep re-submitting my Web site?
- How do I submit my Web site?
1. Do I need to download or install anything to use the Search Engine Tools? - Top
No. All program performance tools work remotely from our servers. All you do is log in to your password protected admin area, fill out some brief information about your Web site, and click on the "Run" buttons of specific tools. Results will be displayed within minutes of using most of the tools. Additionally, you will receive reports via e-mail so you will be able keep records of your Web site's performance.
2. Which search engines can I submit my Web site to? - Top
WestHost currently submits to the Web's top search engines and directories. Please take a moment to review our search engines and directories listed below. All WestHost SEO programs have automated submission to each of the engines and directories listed here, each month, for the entire length of your program. Each month, upon completion of your URL's submission, you will receive detailed reporting via e-mail along with tips on how to improve search engine acceptance.
Top Search Engines and Directories
- Yahoo! FR
- Yahoo! Canada
- Yahoo! Japan
- Yahoo! Spain
- AOL UK
- AOL Au
- AOL Canada
- Google Italy
- Google Spain
- Google Germany
- Google France
- Google UK Google Japan
- Google Australia
- Google Canada
- Fast/All the Web
- Lycos Fr
- Lycos Germany
- Lycos Mexico
- Lycos NL
- Lycos Spain
- Lycos China
- Lycos Japan
- Lycos UK
3. How long does it take for my Web site to be listed by a search engine? - Top
Once you sign up for the Search Engine Tools, your Web site will be submitted to the top search engines and directories within 72 business hours.
4. Do I need to keep re-submitting my Web site? - Top
The important thing to remember when it comes to search engine re-submission is not to over do it. This can be construed as spam. It is highly recommended you resubmit pages of your Web site once per month so your URL(s) will not be dropped from the search engines index. This service is included automatically with your WestHost Search Engine Tools membership.
5. How do I submit my Web site? - Top
WestHost will automatically submit your Web site for you within three days of your sign up and every 30 days after that. This is all done for you, and you will receive a submission report via e-mail detailing each submission.
Remember, most search engines take 8-12 weeks before they will index a newly submitted site. Use this waiting period time to use our tools and optimize your Web site for inclusion.