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I use a URL redirection service. How do I promote?

Many people are now reserving their own personal domain name, and using a redirection service to send visitors to their actual website (which may be on a free webhosting site, for example). So (for example),when someone enters he gets redirected and sent to

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To properly promote your website, submit the url to both the Search Engines and the Indexes; then create a new record and submit the to the search engines ONLY. That way, the Indexes have a listing that will always point to your website (even if you move it to a different URL, so long as the redirection is updated, you're OK), and the Search Engines have both URLs. If both URLs are listed, fine; if a search engine follows the redirection and lists by itself, also fine; and if a search engine rejects and does not follow the redirection, the extra submission of will ensure that it gets listed.

If you change your actual website location, make sure to submit the new URL to the Search Engines only, to let them know.

Similar advice applies if you are using frames to redirect people to your actual website.

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