I have had very good success doing this on my own. My advice can be found here
. You should never pay "those" companies to promote your site. When you stop paying, you lose your "rank" with the search engines.
You can go to each of the search engines MSN, Momma, Clusty, etc. and read their help file to "submit your site" and find the advice you are looking for. Each one is a little different. You will find it in fine print at the bottom of the page or by the submit button.
But the most important thing is content, properly written, without grammatical errors. You can read more at the link I provided.
Edited by micaman, 19 November 2005 - 04:31 AM.