Is Search engine submission still relevant?
A quick answer is, search engine
submission is not worth anything. There are hundreds of
search engines, but the top 5 occupied 95% of the search market. The
other search engines are there for counting. They produce little or no
traffic. Therefore, to get traffic worth mentioning, a website needs to
be listed in the top five search engines. However, they do not like
people submitting websites to them directly. They like to discover
websites by themselves. Therefore, search engine submission is often
Then, why people are after search engine
submission? Ignorance. I paid about hundred dollars for
search engine submission packages and featured listings for my first
website. People know that search engines send traffic. They eagerly
hire someone or buy a search engine submission package and wait for
visitors to flow in. But that never happens. Why? When you submit your
website to a search engine directly, your website is put in a queue.
After a few days, it is crawled and after a few weeks, it is indexed.
If you did some keyword research and has taken care of SEO while
writing your content, there could be some positive result. Else being
indexed by a search engine is no big deal. The real benefit lies in
letting a search engine to find your site.
How do you announce your website without
submitting URL to search engines? It is quite easy and
in fact, your site is indexed faster than by doing search engine
submission. Find an active websites, forums, blogs, bookmarking sites
(with a high page rank) relevant to the topic of your website and drop
your link there. If it is difficult to find such places, simply go to
sites such as mylot.com, find relevant discussions, and post a message
with a link to your website. Your website is crawled and indexed
quickly by all major search engines because it is linked from a
prominent website. Another simple way to be indexed quickly is by
subscribing to webmaster tools or analytics programs offered by major
search engines. You put those tags on your web pages and your site is
crawled within a few days. Both these methods give much quicker results
than search engine submission.
If one good link from a prominent website can
attract search engines to your website, just imagine the
effect of having hundreds of such links. That is why building links are
very important than relying on search engine submission. Once links
pointing to your website began to appear at other websites, search
engines count them as a vote for your website. The simplest and
cheapest way to get links is submitting your site to link directories.
Often people mistake this for search engine submission. For a new
directory submissions can get some valuable
links. If you can afford, consider advanced
link building options that can exploit web 2.0
social media features to attract visitors both directly and from search
To conclude, search engine submission belongs
to a bygone era when there were a handful of websites.
With thousands of new websites going live each day and old websites
growing in size, search engines have low priority for a websites
submitted directly. Therefore, linking from a prominent sites can get
your site crawled and indexed quickly.
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