Submit URL to Ask Jeeves

If you’re looking for better web penetration, the best place to start is with Ask.com. Because of the way they index SEO through their webcrawler, it makes more sense to submit your URL to Ask before anyone else. There are a couple things you need to know about their process and you will be on your way.

The first component of registration is to make sure your site follows the open-format Sitemap protocol. Topography or rural, a map only focuses on one specific trait at a time and a web sitemap is no different. The sitemap – typically an XML file – incorporates activity statistics (update records, popularity, etc) so search engines can more intuitively “crawl” the site.

One “statistic” metadata, is data that describes data. It allows for specific description about web content inside the programming language. The more specific your metadata, the more accurate information can be obtained by search engines, and thus the better results you get from them.

The open-format protocol must also follow a few simple rules: it must begin with an opening tag and end with a closing tag (obvious); it must categorize the namespace within the URL tag; it must include an ending for each URL (called a “parent” tag); and must include a “child” entry for each parent. Outside these regulations, tags are optional and support for them is dependent on each search engine. Finally, all URLs must originate from one host and be UTF-8 encoded. There are more specifications but those only become relevant as your site grows, so these basics are what everyone uses when beginning their SEO journey with Ask.

Once you have assured you follow protocol, simply add the auto-discovery directive of your sitemap to robots. You can also submit URL to ask through the ping URL. Set the options in your web server to capitalize on keyword indexes and Ask’s webcrawler will do the rest.

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