Pay for inclusion search (PFI) engines cost lots of money and unless you have a site as big as, say www.Amazon.com, then it isn't worth it.
Which means you wait weeks for your site to even be considered for indexing. However, I am thinking that so long as your site has a site map that is optimised well for search engines, giving access to all the most important pages of your site, and the rest then its a lot simpler...
Surely, you can just pay for your site map to be indexed, then the search engine will index the rest of your site, anyway? A smaller one-off fee that gets you indexed quickly, but without all that money for all your important pages!
Or will the engines only index the site map?!
Answers greatly appreciated.