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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Australian search engine submission

I have been doing some research into which of Australia’s search engines still offer free submission and here are the results of my findings. Note I have added a link to site submission pages where the search engine offers them;

Web Wombat
- AUD$40 (inc. gst) annual fee for 1 page
- AUD$65 (inc. gst) annual fee for up to 150 pages
Site Submit - https://trans.webwombat.com.au/

Yahoo 7 Australia
- Pay per click advertising
Site Submit - http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/en_AU/
- Free Search Submission to Yahoo network
Site Submit - http://au.search.yahoo.com/free/submit

AltaVista
- powered by Yahoo search results
Site – http://au.altavista.com

Sensis
- Looks like have to have a business to be listed or sponsored links "BidSmart"
Site Submit - https://bidsmart.sensis.com.au/bidsmart/info/infoService.jsp

Nine MSN
- Have a sponsored links site and also gathers listings from the MSNBot
Site – http://ninemsn.com.au

Google Australia
- Have a sponsored links site and also gathers listings using Google bot.
Site – http://www.google.com.au

Anzwers
- Free URL Submission
Site Submit - http://www.anzwers.com.au/suggest_site.html

OptusNet / Excite
- Once Excite now directs to OptusNet the search is powered by Yahoo.
Site - http://www.excite.com.au

WebSearch
- Offers a free listing - only lists Australian and New Zealand website domains (go Aussie Go..)
Site Submit - http://www.websearch.com.au/cgi-bin/submit.cgi

ANSearch
- Does not provide a submission service (collect search data from other search engines and uses this to only list the most popular sites)
Site - http://www.ansearch.com.au/

You Found Me
- Add your business for free here. Seems to only list businesses.
Site Submit - http://www.youfoundme.com.au/link_submit.php

Net Exposure
- Allow free listing for non commercial sites - $5 for business site listing + premium services.
Site Submit - http://www.netexposure.com.au/cgi-bin/cgi/addurl.cgi