We won’t go into our entire dissertation on search engines, their means and methods, or the best way to submit to them here. We’ve been submitting to them, and studying them forever, but there isn’t the space here to go into all that 😉 What we do want to share with you, honestly, is our take on companies, services, and programs that submit your site to massive numbers of “search engines” …do they work? In a word…NO. We’ve personally tried many of them, and even offered this as a service of our own at one point. We stopped, why? Because it simply doesn’t work effectively, and we won’t sell something we don’t believe in. The way most of these programs and services work, is they sell you on the concept of automatically submitting your website to 100, 200, 300, 400, or whatever number, of the top “search engines” on the Internet. How many search engines do you use? The cold hard fact is there is arguably 6 to 12 search engines that matter, and that’s it. So what makes up the rest of the top 400 list? Tiny search engines, small directories, and mostly “Free For All” Links pages that in the grand scheme of the Internet, don’t amount to spitting in the ocean. In addition, many of the major search engines are just not friendly to URLs submitted by these “robots”. True…the more people that see your link the better, but bang for the buck??…it just doesn’t add up.