As a business owner, it is very important that you submit your website to search engines. It is a process that makes your website more visible for ranking. The good news is that you don’t have to pay a dime to do it – free search engine submission is available to all be it business owners, website owners, publishers and all who have websites. When you submit a website you are supposed to submit all the pages of the site as well. This way, the search engines can index them.
If you have tried to submit a website on Google, for example, and seen a disclaimer that states that they don’t guarantee they will index or the effect the indexing will have you should not worry. What this means is that Google will take time to match keywords and content and since there are many sites fighting for those same keywords it will take time. As a business owner, what this tells you is that when it comes to website submission keywords are a big deal. Take the time to make sure that you use as many of them as possible without interfering with the quality of the content.
There is free search engine submission software but most of the time it is useless and a waste of time. The best way is to optimize your site and manually submit your site to Google, Bing, and Yahoo manually.
There are many website submission services out there and you may be confused as to which one is best. Generally, free submission services can be manual or automated. For the manual ones, the submitter has to enter all the URLs by hand. This is time consuming as different search engines use different submission algorithms. The automated services are much easier because they have software that loads websites to different directories at once. They are usually much cheaper and of course faster.
Before you choose a service it is very important that you know exactly what is on offer. How many search engines will they submit your website to? Will they help with keywords (remember we said earlier that these are key)? What other services do they offer you? Most free submission sites usually offer nothing more than plain automatic submission. If you want anything additional you have to pay for it. There are some submission websites that you have to pay for. Before you try these you should try the free ones first – there are many that are just as good as the paid ones. My personal opinion is not to pay for your site to be submitted to search engines. The big three, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, will more than likely find you site and index it over time.
There are some submission websites that offer SEO services. As a business owner, you are better off choosing a company like this. That said, not all SEO is good SEO. You want to work with a company that has a reputation for SEO success. Before you hire any company for website submission and SEO you should ask them for 3 references. Call them up and find out whether they are happy with the services that they received.
As you can see, website submission is a very important process which you can get for free. If your website hasn’t been submitted to the major search engines your business could be missing out.