Submission of our websites to the Search Engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing, most commonly known as Search Engine Submission is something quite important in our SEO tasks list. This is normally the first thing to be done once the on-page optimization has been fully completed. Submitting your URL or adding your URL to Google, Yahoo or Bing is good but even if you don’t do it, the website will surely end up being indexed. Even though I have entitled this writing “Google Search Engine Submission“, I will also be covering Yahoo/Bing Search Engine Submission.
Google Search Engine Submission
Adding you URL or submitting your website to Google to be crawled and indexed is extremely simple and you don’t even need any special skill to do so. To do your Google Search Engine Submission, simply go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url/ to enter your website details. You will need to log in to be able to proceed. Once you’re done, you will also need to verify your website’s ownership and then wait for Googlebots to crawl and index your site.
Yahoo/Bing Search Engine Submission
As you should already know, Yahoo Explorer has now been shut down and merged with Bing Webmaster Tool to provide more valuable tools and information regarding your website. Previously, you needed to submit your URL to both Yahoo Explorer and to Bing to get indexed by both. Now you may only submit to Bing at https://ssl.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx by enter the site’s information or sign in to Bing Webmaster Tool to do your submission and also make use of the loads of valuable information provided.
Search Engine Submission Service
There are quite a lot of companies/websites offering Search Engine Submission Services. Some of them are free whereas others charge for a fee. To be honest, you will be wasting money hiring such services even though they claim to be providing outstanding URL submission services to a long list of search engines. The fact is that once your website gets indexed by Google, Yahoo and Bing, most of the other search engines will be picking up information from these main once. So, submitting to a list of 50 or 100 search engines is simply a waste of time.
Just submit to Google and then to Bing and the rest will follow.
How to get your website indexed quicker?
Most of the time, even though you have submitted your URL to Google and Bing, you might not see your site indexed after 2-3 weeks. So, to make this happen quicker and I mean even within 24 hours, there are some little tricks you could apply. After you did your submission to the search engines, make sure you also submit the URL to Digg. Publishing the URL on Facebook and Twitter will also help for quicker site indexing of your submission.
I hope you’ve learned something about Google/Yahoo/Bing Search Engine Submission today!