New Zealand, although it has a small population, has a relatively
large presence on the Internet. Informative sites - especially on topics relating
to the country of New Zealand itself - abound. But how do you find all these excellent
sites? One way is to use New Zealand search engines. Here are some of the most
popular search engines in New Zealand.
Search New Zealand - www.searchnz.co.nz
Search NZ is the largest search engine in the country. Your site will only be
submitted if it a New Zealand site or contains information on New Zealand. You
are likely to get a decent flow of traffic if you site is travel, tourism or community
related. People usually use it wanting to discover more information about the
country, so if your site sells books are something along those lines, you are
unlikely to see much traffic from this search engine. Submission time is good.
Generally I would expect to wait about a week until your site is indexed.
Xtra is part of Telecom New Zealand. They have now come together with MSN New
Zealand to provide this portal. It provides much information, but they also run
a search engine. Due to their high level of traffic (one of New Zealand’s
most visited sites), your site is likely receive some good traffic. Again if you
are in the travel industry then you are going to receive more traffic compared
to something unrelated to New Zealand. To submit you need to go through LookSmart.
AccessNZ provides a searchable directory of websites maintained by New Zealand
companies and organisations. Access NZ ranks web sites using a unique popularity
This is an Australian and New Zealand search engine, it receives reasonable traffic
and will provide you with the odd visitor, if you have a New Zealand website I
would definitely recommend submitting. Anzwers is powered by Yahoo and Google.
A small directory of New Zealand sites compiled by human editors. Whats On receives
reasonable traffic, not as much as the others, however their list of sites is
much smaller, so you can expect to see some decent traffic if you can list your
site with them. They are quite strict on their submission policy as they want
to keep the best and most relevant sites for their categories. Submission time
is generally very quick, usually 1-5 days, and you are notified if your site is
accepted or declined.
They claim to have a fast and accurate search engine, they also have some more
advanced options when it comes to searching. Submission times are relatively fast
however it is unlikely you will notice much difference in your traffic when your
site has been indexed.
Lee Davies is a New Zealand web site promoter. Lee has been positioning
websites in New Zealand since 1997. He graduated from Canterbury University with
a B.Com specializing in electronic marketing. He has since had much success with
his own sites and customers’ sites. One of his own sites even became one
of the largest 500 in New Zealand. He can be reached by visiting www.1-search-engine-positioning.net.