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How will I know when my site appears in an index or search engine?

Some of the indexes will send you an email when they add you to to their site, but most of the bigger indexes and search engines don't notify you. So all you can do is check manually. My "Are You Listed" Secret Net Tool does a fair job of making this easier, but only does it for a few sites. On some search engines, it's impossible to determine if a particular URL is actually listed, unless you can come up with a search that happens to find it.

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The 500 Sites Fallacy
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The Gullibility Virus
A Marketing Course that Works?!
Accepting Credit Cards Online
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Woodhead's Law
Cool Domain Names
Why I let you decide how much to pay

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Believe it or not, 11.13% of the people who use SelfPromotion.com support the site!
Annoying, isn't it? This is why I advise that people promote once to all the indexes, and once every month or two, repromote to all the search engines "whether they need it or not" -- because in many cases it's impossible to determine if you are in a particular search engine, and you never know when you might be dropped for some strange reason.

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