Text area: "URLs (format: http://...)" If you want to work in online mode, enter the URLs you want to submit into text area "URLs (format: http://...)". Each URL must be entered in a separate line. Example http://www.yourshadowdomain.com/page1.html http://www.yourshadowdomain.com/page2.html http://www.yourshadowdomain.com/page3.html http://www.yourshadowdomain.com/page4.html You can enter an unlimited number of URLs. It is recommended to limit submissions to 5 URLs per domain and day as some search engines may ignore or even penalize larger numbers of submissions in the course of their spam prevention measures.
Text area: "Select search engines!" You can select search engines via mouse click in the upper selection field "Select search engines!" If you wish to select the whole array at once, click on the button marked "Toggle" (Defaults to ALL/Single engines) further down. Multiple selections are effected by pressing the CTRL key simultaneously with a mouse click. Note: Submission Report by E-mail After submission of URLs to selected search engines, you will receive a digest by e-mail (HTML attachment) at the address you specified. This report lists both successful and unsuccessful submissions. For every unsuccessful submission, the relevant search engine's message page is (in HTML format) attached to the e-mail report for your perusal. To save on bandwidth, graphics files will not be transmitted. Reasons for unsuccessful submission may vary: the search engine's server is down; search engine will only accept one URL per day; search engine will only accept submission of root domain; etc. Field: "E-mail for submission:" In field "E-mail for submission:" enter the valid e-mail address you want to submit to search engines. Example: webmaster@YourShadowDomain.com Some search engines (e.g. Alltheweb/FAST and MSN) will require this address to finalize submission. Field must be filled in even for submission to search engines which do not specifically demand an e-mail address. Field: "Report via e-mail to:" In the following field "Report via e-mail to:" enter the e-mail address the submission report shall be sent to. Example: YourName@YourShadowDomain.com If you have checked the "Send Report" box, this entry is MANDATORY as a report will be dispatched with every submission! Field: "cc:" In the field "cc" you may enter a second e-mail address (optional). Example: YourClient@ClientsDomain.com This feature allows you to send an additional report to those clients in whose behalf your are submitting pages to search engines, to another company department, etc. Field: "Subject for e-mail report" Enter subject line content for the e-mail report in field "Subject for e-mail report". After the submission process has been finalized, you will receive a submission report by e-mail. This report will consist of various attachments: an overview of submission results and - in case of failed submissions - the error messages generated by the search engines.
Field: "Attachment name" In the field "Attachment name" enter the attachment name for the submission results overview. Field: "Attachment extension" In the field "Attachment extension" you can customize the extension (file suffix) for submission results reports sent as e-mail attachments. E.g.: srr, txt, rep, etc. Make sure to enter the extension without period (dot), i.e. "txt", not ".txt"!
Radio button: "Send Full Report" If you wish to receive a submission report by e-mail, including the relevant search engine's message page (in HTML format) for every unsuccessful submission, check the radio button marked "Send Full Report". Radio button: "Send Summary Report" If you wish to receive the submission overview report only (by e-mail), check the radio button marked "Send Summary Report". Radio button: "Send No Report" If you don't wish to receive the submission report by e-mail, check the radio button marked "Send No Report". Checkbox: "Save Results File" Checking the box marked "Save Results File" will save the submission results overview to a file on your server. Field: "Results file name" In the field "Results file name" enter the file name for the submission results overview. This file will reside in the directory: "admin/admin_submissions/". Required file permissions: "chmod 666" [-rw-rw-rw-]
Button: "Submit URLs" After entering all required data, you can initialize the submission process by clicking button "Submit URLs". Initialization of submission process will be confirmed in a new template. If you wish to continue with additional submissions, click button "back to fantomas shadowMaker". This will lead you back to the main template. The submission will be handled by a new UNIX process which will run in your system's background. Hence, it is not required to sustain online connection to your web server or monitor the procedure. Instead, you may dedicate this time to other activities. Button: Customize For the experienced user only! By clicking the button "Customize" below the search engine selection field, you will be guided to the maintenance template. Here, you may modify online search engines or add new entries to the list. Note: Maintenance of Search Engines List For the experienced user only! You can customize the search engine submission strings to accomodate changes, add new engines, etc. The following Syntax is mandatory, e.g.: §§§§§§ engine = Lycos search = http://www.lycos.com referer = http://www.lycos.com/addasite.html submit = http://www.lycos.com/cgi-bin/spider_now.pl?query=[URL]&e-mail=[EMAIL] ack = We successfully spidered your page Explanation: §§§§§§ Marks new entry. engine = Name of search engine. Freely configurable. search = URL of search engine. Required for submission. referer = URL of submission page. Required by some engines. submit = URL of search engine's submission script. The expressions [URL] and [EMAIL] are placeholders for the URL and the e-mail address to be submitted. The straight brackets [ and ] MUST BE INCLUDED! For search engines that don't require an e-mail address you may leave out expression [EMAIL]. ack = Text string of acknowledgment page as displayed by search engine after successful submission. This text must match exactly the displayed message. Recommendation: avoid umlauts and extended characters. The equal sign "=" must be set as in the example above. Blanks before or after equal sign are optional. You may enter commentary lines beginning with "#". These will be skipped when executing the program. E.g.: # This is a sample commentary. To save your modifications, click button "Save!". To return to main template, click button "back to fantomas shadowMaker". You may, of course, edit the search engine list offline and upload it later by FTP. For search engines which require the HTTP GET method for calling the submission script, the variables above can be parsed from the URL. However, search engines employing the HTTP POST method won't transfer their parameters via the URL. In these cases, parameters such as e.g. "url" and "e-mail" can be parsed from the HTML page's source code. Thus, a submission URL can be construed. Example: submit = http://www.searchengine.com/submit.cgi?url=[URL]&e-mail=[EMAIL] fantomas shadowMaker will split this URL up again internally and will then feed the parameters to the search engine in question.