Altavista - Submission, Listing
tips and tricks
Altavista is another one of our favorite search engines. It uses
a combination of meta
tags, title, link
popularity and content to generate its search results. It doesn't
take very long to get indexed and listed in the Altavista search
engine, but you need to continuously work on your content, link
popularity and meta tags to get a good ranking.
Submitting to Altavista
You need to submit each of your pages separately to the Altavista
search engine. It does not automatically follow links and index
the entire site like Google. Altavista has now added a fun game
that you need to pass to submit your URL's to their database!
here to read more about it
here to directly submit to Altavista
- Getting Listed in Altavista
Getting listed in Altavista is usually very quick. You should
be indexed and listed within a week or two of submission. Here's
a cool tip to find out if you are listed in Altavista. All you
need to do, is go to the search box in the Altavista site and
type in host:www.YOUR DOMAIN.com.
The results of this search will give you all the pages listed
in Altavista under your domain, in this case www.entheosweb.com.
If you want to find a particular page that is listed you need
to type in:
url:www.YOUR DOMAIN .com/PAGE.asp.
e.g. url:www.entheosweb.com/web site_promotion/default.asp.
If you are not listed don't worry it's only a matter of time.
- Altavista Ranking
In brief Altavista gives importance to content, links ,title and
meta tags while ranking pages. Click
here to read more about Altavista's ranking factors.
Here's a quick tip to find sites that are linking to you (in other
words your link popularity). All you need to do, is go to the
search box in the Altavista site and type in +link:www.YOUR
The results of this search will give you all the sites listed
in Altavista that are linking to your site. You will get a good
idea of your link popularity by using this cool tip.
Take a look at our article on link
popularity to get some ideas on how to get other sites to
link to you. Get quality links and increased visitor traffic
with only minutes of submission effort! Submitting to these sites
is a great way of increasing your link popularity and getting
a high ranking with the popular search engines.
Quick Tips 'n' Tricks
- Make sure all your important keywords appear in your title,
description, content and alt tags of your web page. This increases
your keyword density and helps in boosting your ranking.
- Write articles, give away freebies and make your site a quality
site with fresh content. Sites will automatically link to you
thus increasing your link popularity.
- Keep checking your listing and link popularity by using the
tips already discussed:
LISTING: host: www.YOUR DOMAIN.com
LINK POPULARITY: +link:www.YOUR DOMAIN.com
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