order to get my site to appear in the search engines' listings, I tried
doing it the obvious way: find the correct section in a search engine's
pages, choose the "Submit A Site" button, fill in the details, and bingo!
Bugger all happens in several months...
So I looked
around for a better method. The ADDME service offers a two tier approach
to registration: FREE, to a subset of engines, and PAID, to a much larger
set. Since my income is absolute zero at the moment, it's the free
service for me, as a trial.
ADDME ask for
a small consideration in return, and it seems to be fair, so here it is:
a small hotlinked ad for their site:
If the free
service does well enough, I'll provide a review here in due course, and
promote the ad to the StoryLines Home Page.
|Although I wasn't expecting
it, my submission of material to WRITESAFE
produced an entry in some of the major search engines (some are more efficient
than others). Do a search using "Peter G Q Brooks" (don't forget
the quotes to force the phrase to be searched for) and up I pop...
So, Thank You, WriteSafe.
|After having had contact
with FREEFIND over the failure of
search capabilities with another (third party's) site, I was sufficiently
impressed with their response and action that I decided to give their free
service a whirl, and so far it looks good.
When finances permit
I will definitely be looking to implement a more sophisticated version
of their search service.
|I also didn't expect
my entries in the current TOOWRITE
True Short Story competition to appear in some search engines.
You have to search on
the title of the piece, and I think that everything I've written has shown
So, Thank You, the Derby
Telegraph and their TooWrite Competition.
|After having had contact
with Gary Trovinger of Scatterings
I have come to the conclusion that if this service had been available when
my father died, the scattering of his ashes would have been far less traumatic,
I am certain, and we would have had different memories of our farewell
Since my father served
in both the RAF and the Royal Navy, a fly past over the sea as his ashes
were scattered would have been a doubly fitting tribute to him.
I wholeheartedly recommend
Gary's service to anyone who is having to come to terms with what to do
for the best when saying farwell to a loved one who has passed on.
|Thank you ASSOCIATED
NETWORKS LTD for providing registration of Story-Lines as well as hosting
of this site (and others that I am building) through a very fast connection
in London, England, which actually appears to be quicker than my previous
hosts in the USA.
So, Thank You, ANL.