Search engines are a main source of free traffic and, as far as
possible, try to make as much use of them as possible.
In my experience, most of your search engine traffic will come
from the major search engines. You will get a trickle from
the smaller engines, many of which actually take their search results
from the Open Directory.
Concentrate your efforts on the major engines. Although
there are many services on the web that can automatically submit
your url to thousands of search engines at a time, it is better
for you to manually submit for the major engines. Not only
can you tailor your submissions for each engine, you may rank higher
because you manually submitted your page.
Wordtracker - If you
are researching the theme for your site, or the more frequently
searched words on the net, this is a useful site. Every week they
will send you the top 500 frequently searched words on the Internet,
completely FREE of charge.
Popularity Analysis - Like to know who's linking to your site?
This site will search the major engines and tell you how many links
are pointing to your site.
Major Search Engines