3 Mar 2011

Tips for submitting your url to search engines

Today, in this last step, we are going to submit our url to search engines. Once more, for free. But before doing so, let me first take you through the basics of url search engine submission.

Submitting your website to search engines, is a way of inviting them to come and have a look at your website. When submitting your url to search engines, you should only submit one web page. Submitting more than one web page can be seen as an attempt to spam search engines. Avoid doing this because you run the risk of getting banned from them.
The one page you must submit to search engines should be your homepage, and it should look something like this:




Search engines will start indexing your website at the submitted page.
They will find your other web pages via the links on the submitted web page.

Either if you are submitting to search engines or to directories (or both), always make sure that your websites falls under the correct categories.

If you happen to have a multilingual website, then submit only your home page for each language section of your website individually.

Do not submit your website to search engines if:

  • Your domain is a redirection to another domain.
  • Do not submit multiple domains that lead to the same web page.
Some people would also say that you should not submit your website to search engines if you do not have your own domain name. This, however, is a point of discussion that will be soon available in another post. In the meantime, I'll let you make you own choices.

A final word

If your website is not listed in the search engines, it should be enough to submit it once every four weeks. Some search engines will penalize your website if you submit often than that.

Also, it is normally sufficient to check your search engine rankings once a month, as most search engines do not update their database as often.

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