How To Submit Site to Search Engines
I have been receiving emails from some of my readers and from Facebook who wishes to have a strong presence on the Web. They ask questions on how they can submit their site to search engines like Google and Yahoo. In my article; WHAT IS SEO?, I stated that for a Webmaster to have a strong online presence and get his/her web pages to rank high on the Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs), the number one question should be, is my site in search engines or rather indexed on a search engine?
I will make this article as short as possible. I know your time is very important to you.
We all know what a search engine is I assume. The top 5 most widely used search engines according to Alexa are;
- Google: An estimated 1,100,000,000 monthly visitors.
- Yahoo Search: An estimated 300,000,000 monthly visitors.
- Bing: An estimated 250,000,000 monthly visitors.
- Ask: An estimated 145,000,000 monthly visitors.
- DuckDuckGo: An estimated 75,000,000 monthly visitors.
HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR SITE IS IN A SEARCH ENGINE
After launching your site and posting some content, you need to make sure that it can be searchable in search engines. That is, when users search for a keyword related to your web page, they can see your web page in the SERPs irrespective of the ranking.
To check if your site is in a search engine, just type your website address in the search box and click OK/SEARCH. If your site is already indexed, it will tell you but if not, you need to submit it. You can also check it by searching in the search box using, for example, info:www.TheTotalEntrepreneurs.com or any webpage from your website site:www.TheTotalEntrepreneurs.com/what-is-seo/
How to Submit Site In Search Engines
Submitting a web page or site to search engines is free. There are many ways by which you can help your site to be indexed in a search engine but the best is to allow the search engine crawler/spider to find you and it can do this through a link from another link that is already indexed within or outside your site.
It can also know about your site through a link in a blog, forum, or comment box of a website, or through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
You can also submit your web pages or site in search engines once you post them on your page.
Visit the following links to submit your web pages;
Before now, Google and Bing/Yahoo allowed submission of sites/new posts through free submission sites like the link above but it is no longer so. Now to submit your new site to Google/Bing/yahoo, you must login to the respective webmaster’s console.
Submit RSS feed to Google here
Visit the Google Webmasters Tools Here to
- Submit a new site
- Check your site’s health for potential issues that Google has detected.
- Understand your search traffic and learn how users are finding your site.
- Make optimizations to help Google better understand and represent your site.
Also, visit Bing Webmasters Tools Here
For Bloggers that use WordPress, you need not worry much as WordPress pings Google when you post new content. This is why it still remains the best platform to blog with. Some new Open Source CMS also does this. It is also good if you can submit and verify your site in Google Webmasters Tools for faster indexing.
I think these are the basic things you need to help your site indexed in a search engine.
To improve your ranking, write good, unique, and quality content and if you can (don’t spam), get a link from a reputable site to yours, try and get a link from an authority site in your niche, or exchange a few links with other sites in your area of concentration and you will sooner or later be on your way to top SERPs as this is the best way most top search engines like to find your site and it will help improve your ranking.
I know you must have learned a few new things from this article. If you think I missed out on anything very important, please do let me know in the comment box. I know the world is growing very fast if you know of a better/faster way to submit a site in search engines, do share with us.
Note, that we always advocate the white-hat approach to everything we do in TTE.