Search engines get you traffic.
And you want more traffic, don’t you?
In this post, you’ll learn how to submit your website to search engines.
Why should you submit your website to search engines?
Submitting your website to search engines gets your stuff indexed faster.
There are also no costs involved: Submitting your website is very easy to do so, and it is 100% free.
Note: Registering your website isn’t a guarantee that search engines will actually index your content.
In this blog post, I will focus on the largest search engines available: Google, Bing and Yahoo.
You don’t have to bother with all the other search engines (unless you aren’t serving Western markets) as these 3 search engines alone probably serve more than 95% of all searches online.
Importantly, you should not be paying anything to anyone claiming to help you submit your site to “directories” and “all the search engines available.”
Most people use Google, Bing and Yahoo and you’re essentially wasting your time trying to get indexed on any other search engines.
How to submit your website to Google
It is extremely easy to submit your website to Google.
Head over to Google’s URL submission page and add your URL there.
Or you can choose to submit your Sitemap via Google’s search console.
You may have to go through the hassle of verifying your URL, but I definitely recommend that you sign up for Google’s webmaster tools as it gives you a clearer idea of how your website’s contents are ranking in search engines.
(Here’s a tutorial on what is a sitemap, and how to submit your sitemap to Google!)
How to submit your website to Bing
Submitting your website to Bing is very simple as well.
You can submit your site to Bing via Bing’s URL submission page.
You should also sign up for Bing’s webmaster tools and submit your sitemap there – plus get a lot of information about how your site is doing on the Bing search engine.
It’s all completely free, by the way!
How to submit your website to Yahoo
Yahoo search is now powered by the Bing search engine. So if you submit your site to Bing, it will be indexed by Yahoo as well. Two birds hit with one stone, awesome!
Here are SEO related posts on the blog which you’ll find useful:
- SEO Tips for Newbies: Ranking Your Blog Content
- The 12 Best SEO Tools To Use (2017 Edition)
- What is a Sitemap | The Simple Sitemap Guide For Your Website
I hope this has helped!