order to get my site to appear in the search engines' listings, I tried
doing it the obvious way: find the correct section in a search engine's
pages, choose the "Submit A Site" button, fill in the details, and bingo!
Bugger all happens in several months...
So I looked
around for a better method. The ADDME service offers a two tier approach
to registration: FREE, to a subset of engines, and PAID, to a much larger
set. Since my income is absolute zero at the moment, it's the free
service for me, as a trial.
ADDME ask for
a small consideration in return, and it seems to be fair, so here it is:
a small hotlinked ad for their site:
If the free
service does well enough, I'll provide a review here in due course, and
promote the ad to the StoryLines Home Page.
|Although I wasn't expecting
it, my submission of material to WRITESAFE
produced an entry in some of the major search engines (some are more efficient
than others). Do a search using "Peter G Q Brooks" (don't forget
the quotes to force the phrase to be searched for) and up I pop...
So, Thank You, WriteSafe.
|I also didn't expect
my entries in the current TOOWRITE
True Short Story competition to appear in some search engines.
True, you have to search
on the title of the piece, and not everything I've written has shown up,
but "The Last Banana" appears when you look for it.
So, Thank You, the Derby
Telegraph and their TooWrite Competition.
|Thank you ASSOCIATED
NETWORKS LTD for providing registration of Story-Lines as well as European
hosting of this site (and others that I am building) through a very fast
connection in London, England, which actually appears to be quicker than
my current host in the USA...
So, Thank You, ANL.