You do not pay to get into search engines, and you don’t necessarily need to even submit your site to them, but you do need to know their ‘rules’ – especially rules lay down by Google.
Note; these rules for inclusion can and do change. These rules are official advice from Google to Webmasters, and Google is really cracking down on ‘low-quality’ techniques that influence their rankings in 2016.
Below is a simple monitor to keep track of changes to the top 50 Google Webmaster Guidelines pages and with links to each one*
- Cells highlighted Green have been updated in the last month
UPDATE – Pretty much as soon as I made this Google removed the ability to track the date of changes in this manner.
*If you think there are more important guidelines, let me know, you may be right.