In this article we will show you how to submit your site to the search engines. Seo experts recommend that you should manually submit your website page to the search engines. Google, Bing and Yahoo have made it clear that this is what they prefer in order to protect themselves from spam. But you should also realize that the search engines do not guarantee ranking your pages just because you submitted them manually. You should also ensure that you submit the site to all the search engines instead of relying on Google alone. Even though Yahoo and Bing have less traffic, they also have millions of users.
After submitting your domain or URL to search engines, it can take between 2 to 4 weeks before getting indexed. At times the page will not even get indexed, after submitting it. If this happens, you should wait for 4 weeks and then resubmit again.
If you are unhappy with the rankings of your page, you should have a look at what your competition is doing better. Ensure that you are following the basic rules of SEO. You should change the pages before resubmitting them to the search engines. You are allowed to submit a maximum of 2 times in a month until you get listed. Remember that it is free to submit your site to the search engines.
It is quick and easy to submit to Google. All you will need to do is to go to Google’s web page for URL submitting, and type your URL and a message that will help Google to find out if you are person or a robot. You can also use Google’s Webmaster Tools to submit your site map.
When submitting to Yahoo, you should go to Yahoo’s URL submission page, type the URL and click on the submit feed. Like it the case with Google, it is possible to submit the site map of your website. To do this, you should type in your domain name in, http://<your domain name>/sitemapxml.aspx before clicking on the submit feed. Yahoo Directory has a submission process that is paid, costing $299 annually for every directory listing. This is a good option for commercial sites.
When submitting to Bing, you should visit ‘Go to Bing’s site submission page’ and type in your URL. You should also type in your homepage’s URL. This is quite different from Yahoo and Google as MSNBot doesn’t follow your homepage’s link to all the pages on your site. The search engine will also require you to identify yourself as a person by typing some characters in a picture.
Knowing how to submit your site to the search engines is important if you want your site to get found in the web.