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Search Engine optimized web site design & hostingThis article addresses search engine specific guidelines

CLICK HERE for general search engine guidelines

Submission URL: www.canada.com/search/web/addurl.asp
Submission Limit per Day: 50
How long does it take to index a page? 2 weeks
Note: Your best bet for submitting to the Inktomi engines is to go through their pay inclusion program.

Inktomi supplies results to HotBot, Canada.com, iWon, GoTo, MSN Search, and many more search services. To get your site into the Inktomi engine faster, use their pay inclusion program.

Be sure to submit all important pages of your site to HotBot. Try submitting the same page using different variations of the page. For example:


You may find that your sites using the "www" are ranked slightly higher than those without the "www."

When you submit a site to Inktomi, you may have noticed that it may be appear in the index for a month or two and then be dropped? Inktomi will analyze a page for inclusion in their index. It is dropped because Inktomi has not seen it come up in a search and has determined that it doesn't have any value."

So, if the page doesn't get accessed through a search engine, it will be dropped from the Inktomi index?

Yes for Inktomi, no for AltaVista. Inktomi has two indexes.

Have you also noticed that your rankings fluctuate in HotBot or other engines? Rankings will alter by the hour with some engines. If you lose the spot for more than two weeks, you should be concerned.

To check to see if your pages are in the index, use their Check URL form:


Or, visit HotBot's main page and choose the "Advanced Search" button, which is on the left-hand side of the page. The Super Search page will appear.

Find the Location/Domain box toward the middle of the page, and enter your domain without the "http://www" prefix in the domain box. You can choose other variables, such as the page depth and the number of search results you'll be shown. Click on Search.

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Sooke in the News
Archive of Tourism related News Stories about the Sooke area.

Parks, Trails & Beaches
Endless miles of unspoiled beaches and parks.

Bed and Breakfasts
Sooke is renowned for it's hospitality - B&B style!

Cottages & Cabins
Nestled on beaches or in the Sooke Hills. Privacy and nature.

Vacation Rental Homes
Larger groups? Staying a little longer? Enjoy all the conveniences of home.

Inns, Hotels, Motels & Resorts
From pampered luxury to affordable accommodations.

Affordable accommodations & plenty of outdoor fun.

Travel & Tourism
Services specifically catering to travel and tourism in Sooke, BC.

fishing, hiking, kayaking, birding, cycling, whale-watching ...

From a 60's diner to Haute Cuisine, you'll eat well in Sooke!

Other Businesses
Arts and crafts, marinas, real estate, shops, services and other conveniences.

Chamber of Commerce, schools, real estate, churches, arts ...

Goods & Services outside Sooke
Here you will find goods and services from outside Sooke  listed geographically.

Oak Bay Village
A vibrant community only 10 minutes from downtown Victoria yet a world away from the rush of everyday life.

East Sooke
Nature lover's paradise with a sparse population and many wide open spaces.

Victoria, British Columbia
A Traveler's guide to the Garden City of the Canada's west coast.
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When submitting to the search engines, play it safe. Don't submit over and over again, and look at each engine's submission guidelines carefully. If you're going to err, err on the side of being conservative. The moral of the story is, don't trick them. Give them content.


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