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Major Players Chart For Search Engines And Directories [updated 9-15-00]
The status of search engines and directories may change daily, this chart will be updated periodically.
Submit Process
Name
Estimated Listing Time
Search Results
Uses META Tags In Submission Process
Search Engine
AltaVista
1-2 days
AltaVista SE
YES - case sensitive
Directory
AltaVista
6 to 8 weeks
LookSmart directory

Directory
About.com
Request to guide by email, guide categories
About.com directory
NO
Directory
About.com
Approximately 30 days through Direct Hit
Direct Hit

Search Engine
Anzwers
Up to 60 days
Inktomi

Directory
Canada.com
Approximately 2 to 6 weeks
Inktomi
YES
Search Engine
GO Network (Infoseek)
1 to 6 weeks
Infoseek SE
YES
Directory
GO Network (Infoseek)
NA
GoGuides

Search Engine
HotBot
60 days
Inktomi SE
YES
Search Engine
HotBot
Approximately 30 days through Direct Hit
Direct Hit (top ten)

Directory
HotBot
3 weeks, ODP update varies
ODP directory

Search Engine
Excite
2 weeks
Excite SE
NO - may use description meta tag if matching page content
Directory
Excite
6 to 8 weeks
LookSmart
NO - may use description meta tag if matching page content
Search Engine
Lycos
2-3 weeks
FAST
NO
Search Engine
Lycos
Approximately 30 days through Direct Hit
Direct Hit (top ten); uses some results

Directory
Lycos
3 weeks, ODP update varies
ODP directory

Search Engine
WebCrawler
2 weeks
Excite SE
YES
Search Engine
MSN
4 to 6 weeks
Inktomi SE
YES
Directory
MSN
LookSmart paid submit unless non-profit. Express submit, 48 hours, Basic submit 8 weeks
LookSmart

Directory
MSN

Direct Hit
approximately 30 days
Search Engine
Direct Hit
approximately 30 days
Direct Hit SE

Directory
Direct Hit
3 weeks, ODP update varies
Open Directory Project

Search Engine
FAST (Alltheweb)
Approximately 3 weeks
FAST SE

Directory
NBCi
Up to six weeks
Search results for main Snap directory; uses popularity of clicks on search terms

Directory
NBCi LiveDirectory
24 hours
Search results for Snap Live directory; uses popularity of clicks on search terms

Directory
NBCi
4 to 6 weeks
Inktomi SE
YES
Directory
LookSmart
LookSmart paid submit unless non-profit. Express submit, 48 hours, Basic submit 8 weeks
Looksmart directory

Search Engine
LookSmart
Approximately 30 days through Direct Hit
Direct Hit (top ten)

Search Engine
LookSmart
NA
Inktomi, secondary search results

Directory
Open Directory Project
Nightly refresh of directory, can be within 24 hours
ODP directory

Search Engine
Northern Light
3-4 weeks
Northern Light SE
NO
Search Engine
Google
1-4 weeks
Google SE
NO
Directory
Google
3 weeks, ODP update varies
ODP directory
NO
Directory
4anything
1-2 weeks
4anything directory

Search Engine
4anything
NA
Inktomi, secondary search results

Search Engine
Netscape
Multiple SE's listed in drop box
Other SE's

Directory
Netscape
3 weeks, ODP update varies
ODP directory

Search Engine
AOL
3 weeks, ODP update varies
ODP directory
NO
Directory
Yahoo!
1 week to months later; re-submit every 4 weeks
Yahoo! Directory
NO
Search Engine
Yahoo!
1-4 weeks, submit to Google SE
Google, secondary search results
NO
Search Engine
ICQ
3 weeks, ODP update varies
ODP directory


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