Our Manager's console allows you to add a description and keywords and category for each page on the website. Our control panel is valued feature, because without this "promote your site" feature you would have to manually hard code in the html metatags. There are some hosting companies that charge additionally for this feature. We do not.
There is also link to a page that offers information about how to submit your site to search engines. Search engine submission is not a service that we offer (except with our "Total Coverage" package), however we do act as a conduit to a few companies. I believe only one of those is a free listing, http://www.scrubtheweb.com/addurl.html, but that must be submitted daily. There are other companies that offer free search engine submission, such as http://www.submitcorner.com/Tools/Submit/, we are not recommending this service, it is just as an example of the free services out there.
Each search engine company has their own criteria for how they deal with submissions to their site, some engines are able to recognize new information on the internet very quickly...approx. 2 weeks while others it can take up to a few months. This method of the search engines looking for sites and metatags is called spidering..and each engine will respond differently. We cannot be responsible for the speed at which a website is picked up by an engine. As an example of googles speed...please review the following article: http://www.submitcorner.com/Guide/SE/google.shtml
Our Basic level of service offers you the ability to incorporate keywords and descriptions to a page or site, but does not include the submission portion.