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Articles:
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Virtual Vexation
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FAQ Articles By Category

Using SelfPromotion.com
Applying for awards
Can I get an invoice for my contribution?
Can I repromote my site? How often should I do it?
Do you really do all of this for free?
How come I didn't get asked for keywords?
How do I change my data?
How do I change my email address?
How do I get a listing of what promotions have been done?
How many URLs can I promote?
How to link to SelfPromotion.com
I have multiple sub-sites. Can I promote each of them to the indexes?
I use a URL redirection service. How do I promote?
I want to register all 100 URLs on my site. How do I do it?
I want to send you lots of money! How can I do that?
My site no longer exists, or has moved. How can I "unpromote" it?
Run an award, index, or promotion resource? How to get listed.
Should I promote my home page alone, or more of my pages?
What are the Secret Net Tools?
What if I've already promoted to some of the sites you promote to?
What is the Multisubmitter?
What is Tooter?
What's the best way to promote my site?
Where do I enter my URL?
Why are some of the sites "MANUAL" promotions?
Why don't you submit to Free-for-all (FFA) Links pages?

Troubleshooting Problems
AEIWI doesn't like my email address, but I know its OK!
Altavista says I'm a lousy spammer. What happened?
Forgotten account names and passwords
How come the site isn't easier to use?
I promoted last week - how come I'm not in the search engines?
I'm in the search engines. But my ranking sucks! What gives?
My URL changed. What do I do?
What do I do when a promotion fails? (plus special note about AEIWI)
When I ENERGIZE I'm told my URL is bad. It isn't! What's going on?

Optimizing your site
Flash is a plague - don't use it! And Javascript isn't much better...
How do I craft a good title tag?
How do I get people to link to me? And why should I?
How to request a reciprocal link from another site
My site uses Frames. What's the best way to promote it?

About Search Engines and Indexes
How can I improve my ranking in the search engine results?
How does automatic resubmission work? How do I turn it off?
How does Link Popularity work?
How often should I resubmit my site?
How will I know when my site appears in an index or search engine?
I seem to be in Yahoo, but I never submitted to them. What gives?
I've heard that URLs with ? in them don't get into the search engines. Is this true?
Overture.com and Pay-Per-Click
What about services that promise to get you high search engine rankings?
What are the General Indexes?
What are the Major Indexes?
What is a Search Engine?
What is a web-spider?
What is an Index?
What is cloaking?
What is Keyword Stuffing?
What is Looksmart?
What is Pay For Inclusion?
What is Search Engine Optimization
What is special about the Inktomi Search Engine?
What is the Open Directory Project?
What is the secret to getting into Yahoo?
What's so special about Google?
What's the difference between a Search Engine and an Index?
Why is Yahoo so important?
Why only suckers "game" the search engines

General Information
I need to find a new place to host my website
Spam Spam Spam! Beautiful Spam!
Web-sites, Web-pages and Search Engines.
What are domain names and IP addresses?
What are Free For All Links (FFA) Pages?
What are keywords?
What are link farms?
What are meta-tags?
What's with all the acronyms?

FAQ Article Keywords

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add site
aeiwi
afaict
afaik
altavista blacklist
altavista spam
amnesia
appearing in the search engines
automate
autoresubmission
autoresubmit
avoid
awards
bad rankings
bad url
best site promotion technique
bot
changed url
changing email address
changing your data
cloaking
contribute
contributing
contributors
cookie redirection
crawling
data entry
deep submission
derf 1
derf 2
didn't work
directories
directory
dmoz
domain
domain name
domain names
domains
failed promotions
ffa
ffa pages
flash
frames
frameset
free for all links
free-for-all
free-for-all links
game
games
gaming the search engines
general indexes
getting into yahoo
google
goto
goto.com
hotbot
how to promote my site
imho
improving rank
index
indexes
inktomi
invoice
ip
ip address
ip addresses
javascript
keyphrase
keyphrases
keyword
keyword stuffing
keywords
link farming
link farms
link popularity
link to me
linking
linking campaign
links pages
looksmart
major indexes
manual
meta description tag
meta keywords tag
meta tag
meta tags
meta-tag
meta-tags
metatags
mistake
multisubmit
multisubmitter
new url
not appearing
not in search engines
number of records in account
odp
open directory
optimization
optimizing
overture
overture.com
partial data entry
partner program
password recovery
pay for inclusion
pay per click
pay-per-click
ppc
promoting multiple pages
promotion failed
promotion report
rank
rank highly
ranking
ranking algorithm
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ranking service
ranking services
rankings
reciprocal link
redirection
registering lots of pages
repeated submission
repeating keywords
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secret net tool
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seo
site philosophy
site promotion methods
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spider
spidered
spidering
spiders
stuffing
stupid tricks
sub-sites
submission robot
submissions
subscription
subsites
tipping
title tag
tooter
types of search engines
unpromoting
url change
urls with ? in them
web spider
web-page
web-pages
web-site
web-sites
web-spider
web-spiders
webhosting
webpage
webpages
website
websites
webspider
yahoo
yahoo search results
yahoo secrets
yahoo web pages
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