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How Do I Get My Site On Google?

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I am getting ready to up up my website, and would like it listed on Google, can I do this for free, and do I need a robots.txt file and if I do what need to go in to it? so far My robots.txt file looks like this:

User-agent:*
Disallow:/cgi-bin/
Disallow:/privatefolder/
Disallow:/downloads/
Disallow:/important/members.html

is that all I need?

I have never used a robots.txt file.

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How Search Engines Work (Please Look Inside)?

Meta Tags, SEO Comments »
A few questions.

1. How do seach engines find things about what a website is about besides useing the <meta> tag?

2. How can you get the top result on a search engine if your basic thing is put in. (Ex. Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, right now the (just about) only way to find out site is to type in a nearby location)

3. Is the only way that search engines find things are by robots and by people submitting URLs?

4. How does your URL affect the search results?

5. How much does it cost to pay search engines to be the first results?

6. Is there a simple way to submit your site to a whole bunch of search engines at once?

7. Is there any other ways besides the <meta> tag to add tags to your result?

If you want to add more, feel free!

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How Can I Submit My Blog Into Google Web Master Tool?

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I have sumbitted my blog in Google Webmaster Tools, but its asking to verify my home through a meta tag or a HTML file. How can I upload these files (sitemap.xml, robots.txt and meta tag or HTML file verification)?
You can verify your blog with Google Webmaster Tools by putting the metatag they want you to use.

Go to your site layout or blog template, go to the HTML edit section and put the tag between <head> and </head> tags.

How To Make Google Crawl And Index My Images Folder?

Images, SEO Comments »
Perhaps I should put a sitemap.xml file in there or robot.txt, or put an index.html with listed links to each image in the folder?
Please tell me :)
That’s right, you should either create a sitemap file, such as sitemap.xml, using the sitemap format, and submit it to Google, or simply create an HTML file with listed links to each image. Don’t forget to link to that HTML file from somewhere on your site, so that Google could find it out.

Can Search Engines Index Precompiled Web Sites?

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Are search engine bots able to index precompiled Web applications?

I don’t know about other server-side technologies, but ASP.NET compiler provides the option of generating a complete application as a compiled DLL.

As the content is all compiled and is in binary, how will search bots be able to crawl through the content and index words, meta tags, etc?

Yes, it can. The server side web application generates HTML for the user to view on their browser. Google bots simply look at this generated HTML like a user does.