Search Engine Submission
submission is not necessary any more for major search engines like
Google, Bing or Yahoo! Search. However,
it is still worth adding your site to major directories (see below). As
for auto-submit services? Don't bother!
Search Engine Submission Basics...
SITE TO 10,000 SEARCH ENGINES!!!
NO, don't bother! It's a waste of time, and you'll probably
just receive lots of unwanted email.
You don't even
have to submit your site to major search engines like Google, Yahoo!
or MSN these days. Just make sure your site gets links from sites
already listed on these search engines.
your site to important directories (i.e. DMOZ and a few others), monitor your results, and resubmit only if your site isn't
process for any new content you create. (Make sure all new content
is listed on your site's sitemap, and that a link to the sitemap
can be found on the homepage.)
Your site does contain good page content, decent page title
useful keyword and description meta tags, doesn't it?
Read my article
engine optimization' if not!
== Aside ==
DON'T Submit Your Site
To Google, Yahoo!, BING!
site must be listed on Google, Yahoo! and MSN, agreed! These three
search engines are now *the* dominant search engines on the web,
and account for the majority of search engine traffic that your
site is likely to receive.
to these search engines is easy and you need only submit your home
page. Other pages, linked to from the home page, will then get added
to the search engine's database over time.
you don't have to submit your site to Google, MSN, and Yahoo!
(The search engines prefer that you don't). It may well find your
site anyway, especially if another site (already on Google, MSN,
or Yahoo!) has links to your site.
It is worth
reading what these search engines says about getting your site listed,
Search for Webmasters
Search for Site Owners (look to add your site to Bing Local)
Submit Your Site
Do Add Your Site Here!
Once your site
is listed on the major search engines, you should hand-submit your
site to these other major search directories, also:
(and maybe more appropriate) versions of the above search engines
These 'add-your-site' lists go out of date, very quickly. So here
are a couple more links to similar resources, just in case:
can also pay to get your site listed on search engines. But that
is the subject of another article, all about
pay-per-click search engines
== Aside ==
Don't Use A Search
Engines Submission Tool!
has a free search engine submission tool.
The free tool
- the first auto-submit tool I ever used!! - submits your site to
13 major search engines. Whilst the paid-for professional tool submits
your site each month to 2000 search engines and classifieds
I recommend you don't use it! But it's your choice!
Search Engine Submission
Basics - Summary
I suggest to
you that search engine submission is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3:
quality web pages that your site visitors like AND that the
search engines (and directories) like - visit this search
engine optimisation page
- Find at
least one site listed on the major search engines, and get
an inbound link from that site to your site (find out how
here - about reciprocal
over time, add your site to the important directories
As long as
your site is indexed on search engines like Google, then there's
no need to keep on submitting new pages. Just make sure you
maintain a site map, that is accessible from the home page, and
add your new pages to the site map as and when you create them.
(Read this article to find out how
to promote new site content.)
Monitor Search Engine
Results Pages (SERPS)
After a month
or so, check to see if your site exists on the major search engines.
(Do a search for your website URL; e.g. do a search for www.yourwebsitename.com
If it isn't
then put more effort into getting a site to link to you that does
exist on the search engine. (If your site is not yet on a directory,
and it should be according to their terms and conditions, then contact
the directory owner with a polite email asking them when your site
is likely to get added.)
You can find
out a great deal more about search engine submission from the following
excellent resources. Just do a search for "search
engine submission" and off you go!
and directories can still be a great way of getting free traffic
to your website.
But you only
need bother with a few search engines these days (particularly Google),
and you only need add your site to directories (not search engines).
article has not covered paying for traffic, via pay
per click advertising and pay-per inclusion search engines.
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