How do I Submit My Site to Search Engines?
Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools, Baidu Webmaster Tools and Yandex Webmaster Tools are the way to submit your site to the respective search engines. Along with site submission they also offer variety of other site optimization tools. While Bing, Yandex and Baidu offers anonymous site submission, Google Webmaster Tools is the only way to submit your site to the search engine giant Google. Also consider submitting your site to non-English search engines like Baidu and Yandex having lot of potential to attract huge number of visitors to your site.
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Ideally search engines automatically crawls the web and index every newly created sites. The purpose of manual submission is to inform the search engines that the site is owned by you and in return to get the optimization suggestions exclusively applicable for your site. For example if your site is down for some reasons without your knowledge, Webmaster Tools indicates the access error so that you can recheck your site and ensure it is up and running fine.
You can also submit your site to the free web directories which will increase your search engine results ranking.
What to Submit with Search Engines?
When you submit your site URL normally all the pages of your site will be considered for submission. The final indexing depends on each search engine algorithm and the quality of your content. This is the reason you may notice the following differences between search engines:
- Pages are indexed in Google but not in Bing or Yahoo!.
- Number of indexed pages is high in Google but very few pages are indexed in Bing.
- Long time for indexing especially on Baidu and Yandex since they prefer the Chinese and Russian content.
Other than submitting your home page URL you also need to submit your blog RSS feed, forum feed and XML Sitemap to inform the search engines about the structure and the importance of the pages in your site.
Google in general index all your pages within few days of submitting your Sitemap in Webmaster Tools account.