How to Make Your Website Pop Up on Internet Searches

By Techwalla Contributor

Creating your website is only one step in marketing yourself online. Now that you have a site, you must get it noticed. This means getting your website to pop up on search engine lists. There are a few simple ways that you could get this done.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access
  • Computer
  • Finished website

Step 1

Choose the search engines you would most like your website to be listed on, such as Yahoo! and Google.

Step 2

For Google, navigate to the Google Crawl URL (google.com/addurl).

Step 3

Add your website link. Then type the two words that appear in the Captcha window. Click the "Submit Request" button.

Step 4

Navigate to the Google AdWords site (adwords.google.com) to determine whether adding an advertisement for Google on your website will suit your needs.

Step 5

To add your website to the Yahoo! search engine, look at the links above the search keyword section and click the "More" link. Select "All Search Services" from the drop-down menu.

Step 6

Click the "For Site Owners" link at the top of the page.

Step 7

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Submit Your Site" link. Follow the directions listed there.

Step 8

Return to the "For Site Owners" link for other advertising options.

Step 9

Test your success by searching for your keywords and site on Yahoo!.

Step 10

Follow a similar procedure with other search engines.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may want to add a counter to your site to see if these tips improve your Web traffic.
  • Continue to update your site to increase traffic, as well.