Note: This is a static archive of the site as of May 2016. The dynamic version of the site is no longer available.

Getting Help:

I'm always willing to answer questions about the site. But before you email me, please make sure you've checked the FAQ Index Page first. Most likely, it'll have the answer you're looking for - and we'll both save time. Also, I've tried hard to make the descriptions and instructions on each page answer the most commonly asked questions relevant to that page. So read them carefully.

   Secret Net Tools
Are You Listed?
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   Getting Started
Getting Started:
Welcome (Home Page)
Site Help
Site FAQ
Site Map
List of Sites
Create New Account

Tutorials: (read in this order)
Preparing your Pages for the Search Engines
Using Tooter to submit your site
Getting listed in Yahoo (and the other big indexes)
Paying for Traffic
How to (not) win Awards

Trends in Submission
Virtual Vexation
The 500 Sites Fallacy
Page 1 Paranoia
Clickthrough Conundrums
The Gullibility Virus
A Marketing Course that Works?!
Accepting Credit Cards Online
Links of Interest
Glossary of Useful Terms
Random Nonsense
Woodhead's Law
Cool Domain Names
Why I let you decide how much to pay

Moral obligations?
Be Supportive!
Suggestion Box

About the Site:
How it works
Promotion Monitor
Our Awards
Best User Sites
User Comments

Believe it or not, 11.13% of the people who use support the site!
PLEASE include your account name in any correspondence; it really helps if I can look at your account! And if you put "" in the subject somewhere, the email will get past my spam filters (I get over 1000 spams a day now!)

Making Suggestions:

Some of the best features of started out as suggestions from users like you (and weirdly enough, they all came from people who actually paid up... hmmm...) So please let me know what you think. Here are some suggestion guidelines:

New Features:

If you want me to add some new feature to, it has to score 3 out of 4 when it comes to being truly useful, of interest to most of the audience, cool, and easy to implement. I'm probably mostly interested in interesting, cool and useful stuff, as I like a challenge!

New Indexes and Engines:

The new site ought to be professional in its presentation, have a coherent theme, be useful (and thus likely to generate hits), and have a submission method that is amenable to automatic submission. If it uses a database to look up categories, the DB ought to be spiderable.

I typically only add sites that are generating 50,000 page views a day or more. This is because less than this means the site isn't that useful to the users of, and because if you're not generating 50K page views a day, you probably don't have the infrastructure in place to handle the deluge of submissions you'll get!


Awards were fun back when I started this site in the dark ages, but now they are mostly of historical interest. So I don't add award sites anymore.

Whew! With all that said and done, feel free to email me at [email protected]. And pretty please with sugar on it, mention in the subject of the email (to avoid my spam filters) and let me know what your account name is.

If you're using a brain-dead browser (eg: AOL!) that doesn't understand that ?subject= parameter for a mailto: link, then clicking on the above URL will give you a To: line that looks weird. If so, try this much simpler mailto: link.

About this site...
This site was developed on a Macintosh, programmed in WebSiphon, and served by WebStar. The author, on those exceedingly rare occasions when he does think, indeed thinks differently. ©1997-2016 Robert Woodhead, All Rights Reserved.™, Tooter™, Secret Net Tools™, MultiSubmitter™, BaldSpotCam™, and ShareService™ are trademarks of Robert Woodhead. To get help, report bugs, or make suggestions, go here.