How to Submit Your Site to the Search Engines

How to Submit Your Site to the Search Engines

If your website and its basic marketing has been done properly, then you shouldn't have to submit your website to the search engines. They will find it themselves. However, just to be sure, you may want to submit your website to Google.

However, sometimes this can be taken to extremes. Spend 1 minute going through the following. Be honest with yourself. Only you know what you have done and have had done on your behalf.

Do NOT submit your website repeatedly (every day, every week or every month), and be very wary of anyone who does or suggests that you should do the above. However, this is something that is still actively promoted by some hosting companies and SEO companies that should know better.

There is no need. Once you are in Google's index, unless you do something "bad", you are likely to remain there. Repeated submissions do not move you up the rankings. Repeated submissions do not make your website "fresher". Repeated submissions may appear "spammy" to Google. Repeated submissions cost you time and money.

If you haven't been involved in the above, then congratulations. But what if you have a problem? If you don't care about your website marketing, then it's not really an issue. However, you wouldn't have read this far, would you?

The solution is very simple. Stop doing it. Stop paying someone to do it, if you have been, and seriously consider what else they may be doing.

If you have been caught out and are concerned about the validity and efficacy of your other web marketing, get in touch, and I can tell you how we could help you.

By Kenneth Mackay, 24th September, 2013

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