How to Submit a Website to the hengine Search Engine

hengine.org is a human search engine that I created. I call it “The Human Search Engine” because I put an emphasis on human-filtering the results.

This means that like DMOZ, I only accept quality websites that meet a certain standard. I don’t send out search engine crawlers to automatically collect and index websites/webpages like Google (which is great, just a different method).

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:

  • Quality Website to Submit

Step 1.

A quick checklist for the standards needed to be met for acceptance:

  • User-friendliness
  • Relevance
  • Substance
  • Cross-browser Compatibility
  • Valid Code (not mandatory)
  • A Clean & Aesthetically Pleasing Design

Step 2.

If you think the website you’re considering submitting meets the quality standards, go to:

http://hengine.org/

Step 3.

In the top left, click on:

“Submit a Website”

The submission form is similar to DMOZ, but more lenient and you don’t have to provide any contact information. There are helpful examples for each field: Title, URL, Description, and Keywords. As long as you’re submitting quality websites and follow the guidelines to a T, you’ll have no problem getting in.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have any trouble or questions about this how-to or find any errors, please comment and I’ll work to update and resolve the article so it’s more thorough and clear.
  • Be professional. When submitting your website, make sure to use correct grammar and spelling. Make sure you only submit 10 Keywords max (space separated), and keep them all lowercase.
  • To see if your website has been accepted, check back after a few days and search your Title or some of your Keywords to see if it was indexed. If your website is not accepted, consider that you just received a free review of your website and it’s clearly not up to par and could use some fixing up or a complete redesign. That’s how I look at it.
  • Do not double submit a website. Even if you made a spelling error or similar. I will correct those types of issues during the review process myself.

  • I applied a few weeks ago, for my site (vardox.com) and I have yet to recieve notification of whether it was accepted or not. Was it? Thanks for your help!

    btw, cool website design!

  • The good news is that I’m extremely busy with work.

    The bad news is that hengine is severely under-manned, but if your site was to be accepted in the first place it will eventually be accepted.

    Thanks, Bryan