Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is more important than ever for getting your customers (both potential and existing) to find you online. You can hope that a search engine bot or crawler will stumble on your site and index it, but you can vastly increase your odds by submitting it directly to search engines. This ensures that they crawl your site and also gets your site indexed faster. Here are various ways of getting your site indexed:
MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES:
Google: To submit your site to Google, visit this link . Here you will be asked to enter the URL for the home page of your website after which you click the Add URL button. You can also do it through Google Webmaster Tools, but that requires verification of the site and setting up a Gmail account.
Bing: To submit to Bing, visit this link . Here you will be again asked to enter the URL for the home page of your website and to confirm you are “human” with a Captcha.
Yahoo: To submit to Yahoo, visit this link and follow the instructions there to add your site to their directory.
OTHER SEARCH ENGINES AND DIRECTORIES:
|Search Engine/Directory||Main URL||How to Submit|
|AlltheWeb||www.alltheweb.com||Submit at www.alltheweb.com/help/webmaster/submit-site.|
|AltaVista||www.altavista.com||Submit at www.altavista.com/addurl/.|
|AOL Search||search.aol.com||Submit via Google (www.google.com/addurl/).|
|Ask.com||www.ask.com||Does not accept site submissions.|
|Best of the Web||www.botw.org||Paid submittal at www.botw.org/helpcenter/submitcommercial.aspx.|
|Bing||www.bing.com||Submit at www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx|
|Gigablast||www.gigablast.com||Submit at http://www.gigablast.com/indexphp?subPage=addUrl&page=about&.|
|JoeAnt||www.joeant.com||Submit at www.joeant.com/suggest.html.|
|Open Directory||www.dmoz.org||Go to appropriate category page and click Suggest URL.|
|Starting Point||www.stpt.com||Paid submittal at http://www.stpt.com/directory/addsite.htm.|
|Wikia Search||search.wikia.com||Click the Add button on any relevant search results page.|
WEBSITE SUBMITTAL SERVICES:
Sometimes you may not have the time to submit your site manually to all the various search engines. In these cases, you can offload the task to a site submittal service. These sites let you enter your URL once and then submit your site to multiple search engines and directories. A few of these are:
- http://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Website-Submitter (submits your website/blog to 3,000+ different places)
- http://www.indexkings.com/index.php (sends your URLs to over 15,000 sites)
Hope this helped.
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