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Try using a different word or phrase. Perhaps something more unique to what you are looking for.

Check where you are searching. For example, the Durban North search engine will only find we sites that are Durban North based or serve the Durban North area exclusively.

I keep getting no results at all

Leave out all common words, eg. "and, the, in, of" etc. and use only the actual subject word or phrase.

Use generic terms and not brand names, eg: "lounge suite", rather than "grafton".

Use strings of words instead of sentences and don't use anything other than a space to seperate them.

If you have typed in a plural, try the singular and vice versa.

I am getting too many results to go through them all

Try a more specific search. Use more than one word, seperated by only a blank space.

Use a search term and enclose it in quotation marks.

I've tried everything and nothing works!

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Submission Guidelines

Add only your homepage address.

Do not submit any site more than once.

We only accept a url if:

It is a personal site belonging to a resident of Durban North
It is a business site belonging to a single business in Durban North
The submission guidelines have all been followed
The submission information is correct
The submission information is complete

We do not accept any url if:

It does not comply with the above
It has adult content
It is a link farm
It is an affiliate site or involves multi-level marketing of any sort

It contains any form of hate-promotion or is a forum for displaying or promoting attitudes and behaviours that we deem to be against any single group of people or detrimental to society in any way.

If it is a spam site (we check your source code as well as visible content)
If it is a doorway page or uses cloaking or any techniques that the well-known, reputable search engines do not accept. We agree with their standards and principles.

As this search engine expands it may become necessary for us to use different methods of listing. If and when that should happen, we want to be sure that existing listings already match the criteria.

The above and similar unacceptable issues are also reasons for a url to be removed if a site is later discovered to have them.

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About the Durban North Search Engine

This is a new feature that will soon be added to this site. It is currently in the final stages of set-up and will go live in 2 - 3 weeks time, but urls can already be added. This means that they will be available immediately that the search engine is launched, because the search engine robot will have a head-start on the search engine itself.

This is being offered as an exclusive service to our users and the Durban North community. Searchable by anyone, the idea is to make finding anyone or anything related to the entire Durban North (and not just advertisers) easily available.

The first of its kind, we doubt it will be the last.

As it is, this website is already in the top rankings for various search terms related to Durban North. We aim to become the single, dedicated Durban North online resource and at this stage are well on the way to achieving that goal. By adding your url here, you will reap the benefits and greatly increase your chances of being found.

Once the engine is launched, it will be available from the front page of the site, making it easy to identify and use.

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Is this a proper search engine

Yes it is. If you are in the search directory and your title, description and keywords have been correctly added, you will be found. Your site will be crawled by a robot and fully listed, just as with any other search engine.

The only difference is that only websites that relate to Durban North as a community will be returned in search results, making this a perfect place for local searching, without endless irrelevant results coming up.

All submissions are manually edited and added and your submission details will be checked by a human to make sure that they are an accurate reflection of your website. Once you are listed, periodic checks will continue to be made to ensure continued relevance.

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Can I increase my ranking?

Unfortunately not. Your results will come up according to relevance and this is determined by how the robot ranks you on a particular subject as well as what search terms are typed in by the user. The best thing for you to do is make sure that your META tags are correctly set up.

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Where on the site will I appear?

There are two elements to the Durban North website. The content directory and the search directory. The content directory includes all advertisers, articles and different content that appears in the main body of the website.

The search directory consists of all content in the main body of the site (related to Durban North), as well as all added urls. If you have listed your site but are not an advertiser, you will be found throught the search engine but not in the main body of the site (R120 a year can have you in both).

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If I am already a paid advertiser do I need to add my url here as well?

No. As a service to all our paid advertisers that are in Durban North, we automatically submit them to the search directory when they appear in the content directory. This may change in future as more advertisers come on board.

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Do I only need to submit my site's main page?

Yes. Because your site is crawled by a robot, everything on your site will be picked up in the results.

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Is there a limit to how many websites I submit?

There is no limit, as long as each submission fits the guideline criterion and is a genuinely unique website. We check and add your urls manually - search engine robots can be fooled but people can't.

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Can I submit the same website more than once?

No. Pages must be submitted once only. Multiple submissions will simply annoy the editors and probably result in your submission not being added at all.

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How do I submit my site?

By filling in the submission form here.

How long does it take to add me

As long as it takes for the spider to find and crawl your site. This is normally within a week, but could take longer, because it also requires time to do the human edits. Please allow a month before assuming that something has gone wrong with your submission.

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What if I haven't been added? Can I resubmit then?

We realise that something can unexpectedly go wrong that causes your submission not to get through. If you have not been listed after a month, please DO NOT RESUBMIT, but email us and we will check. If we did not receive your original submission, you will be invited to resubmit.

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How do I know if I've been added?

Unfortunately we cannot communicate with everyone who submits. Please check after about 3 weeks to see if you have been added. If not, please give it another week and if you're still not there, follow the process outlined above.

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How do I check if I am in the search directory?

Go to the search page and enter your site title in the search box for Durban North. If your site doesn't come up, you have not been listed.

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How do I check my ranking?

Go to the search page and enter your keywords in the search box for Durban North. All results will come up and you can see where you rank.

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Can anyone submit their URL ?

No. The following guidelines should please be read before submitting. Please note that these are guidelines and not an exhaustive list. They should adequately convey the principles of submission but we are not bound by only the items stated below and reserve the right to add or not to add any url.

We only accept a url if:

It is a personal site belonging to a resident of Durban North
It is a business site belonging to a single business in Durban North
The submission guidelines have all been followed
The submission information is correct
The submission information is complete

We do not accept any url if:

It does not comply with the above
It has adult content
It is a link farm
It is an affiliate site or involves multi-level marketing of any sort

It contains any form of hate-promotion or is a forum for displaying or promoting attitudes and behaviours that we deem to be against any single group of people or detrimental to society in any way.

If it is a spam site (we check your source code as well as visible content)
If it is a doorway page or uses cloaking or any techniques that the well-known, reputable search engines do not accept. We agree with their standards and principles.

As this search engine expands it may become necessary for us to use different methods of listing. If and when that should happen, we want to be sure that existing listings already match the criteria.

The above and similar unacceptable issues are also reasons for a url to be removed if a site is later discovered to have them.

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How long will my listing last?

For as long as your url is valid and complies with our guidelines. There is no time limit and you should not ever need to resubmit once you are added.

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What happens if my site content changes completely or I change hosting companies?

If you change your host, domain name or the content of your site changes completely so that the title and description no longer match, then please let us know by email - PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT. Be sure to include the address, title and description.

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What if my address is not a dot coza?

It does not matter what the extension of your address is, as long as you are physically in Durban North.

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How are listings added?

Listings are done by humans. Once you have made your submission, we check your details and your website to make sure that the site is elligible for inclusion. If it is, we manually update our search directory with your site's details so that the spider can crawl your site. We will not let you know once it's done, so please check back for yourself.

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Can only business sites be listed?

Not at all. If you are in Durban North and have a site, you can submit it. It can be on almost any subject, including those that may be controversial, as long as they match our guidelines and are not potentially destructive, obstructive, obscene or simply in bad taste.

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Will this get me listed on the other search engines you have on this site (like Google and Ananzi)

Afraid not. Most search engines require that you submit to their own directory.

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What is the cost of adding my url

This is a service to the local community and there is no charge. We do however ask for a link from your site back to our main page. The reason that we are providing the Durban North search engine is to create a valuable community service from which everyone can benefit in the longer term. To achieve this in the shortest time possible, we do need the community itself to work with us. Details on how to add a link to us can be found here.

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Why do you want so much detail on the submission form?

Any service is only as valuable as people's belief in it. To retain the integrity of our search engine, we need to be able to verify information. The information that you provide here is not stored on any server and can not be found by any robots or other spying software. It will also never be shared with anyone, nor will we use it in any way other than to verify your listing and in the unlikely event that we do need to communicate with you in this regard. If you request it at the bottom of the submission form(and only if you request it) your email address will be used to keep you informed as a subscriber.

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