There are several different ways of going about getting your website to show up on search engines. One of the most popular ways is to use a pay-per-click company which uses a bidding system so that websites can compete for top spots when certain keywords are typed into popular search engines such as Google or Yahoo. The cost can be from a few cents per click to a few dollars per click depending on the keyword and how competitive the market is. One of the most popular pay-per-click company's around is www.overture.com.
You could also google search something called 'Meta tags'. This is something that you implement in to your site coding, and helps attract google searches to your site. Generally, being pulled to the top of a search engine is dependent on the popularity of your site. You could have a few buddies all from different computers browse to your site randomly throughout the day!
Another free way to get your website submitted to a search engine is to register your website with the desired search engine directly. For example if you click below you will be able to submit your website to Google directly. Some search engines do not have this feature however there are free search engine submission websites out there that will submit you to the most popular search engines (Google, AOL, Yahoo, MSN).
Search engine submission links:
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