Does over-submitting hurt search engine position?

@loralee (542)
United States
March 9, 2007 10:05am CST
I've been hearing conflicting information over whether over-submitting harms your search engine position. I have heard it does hurt your rating, positioning you further down the list and that there are Website Promotion companies out their that have departments whose sole job is to over-submit sites that rank high due to excellent meta-tagging. Then, after the targeted over-submission has put them far enough down the list, they find info on the owner(usually a small business) and hit them up for money to help give them a higher position. Has anyone heard of this and does anyone have any factual information as to whether this is true or not?
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Search engines used to ban those who over submitted their sites. I am not sure that is true now, but using search engine submission services is a waste of money unless you have more than 3 sites that need to be submited. Spending money on programs that do it is also a waste because many search engines only accept submissions by hand. It is easy enough to keep track of what you have submitted and what you need to submit by simply using a calender.
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