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How long does it take for my site to be listed by a search engine?

  • Many of the search engines can take up to 8 to 12 weeks to list a site. Search engines, on average, receive thousands of submissions every day so this can be a lengthy process. The approximate time for some of the more popular search engines to list sites are:
  • 8-10 weeks: Altavista, Excite, HotBot, Lycos, Webcrawler
  • 8-12 weeks: Yahoo!