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    How often do I need to submit my site to the major search engines?

    How often do I need to submit my site to the major search engines? I keep seeing ads that promise to submit my website to thousands of search engines each month for around $20. Is it worth it?

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    I don't think it's worth, you just need to submit some famous search engine manually, that should be enough.

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    There's only one search engine that truly matters, and you only need to submit once, although if you've got a link to the site itself somewhere I'd go as far as to say that you don't even need to submit any more.

    I can't remember the last time I submitted a site to Google. Even my tiny, one-page CV site was up on Google within a day.

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    Sometimes I can make my website up in Google within some mins. Just show your link in a website that Google bot visits frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennia1686 View Post
    How often do I need to submit my site to the major search engines? I keep seeing ads that promise to submit my website to thousands of search engines each month for around $20. Is it worth it?
    Is it worth it?

    IMHO, NO! - save yourself $20.

    If your website has regular additional content or updates, then you can create a sitemap for Googlebot to aid the discovery of your new or amended content - but, even this is not necessary if your website is easy to navigate.

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    Put simply - never.

    I created a new site last week and submitted the sitemaps to Google Webmaster tools and it has already found 8 of the web pages.

    Do the same via bing and yahoo and it'll sort itself.

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    Basically, submitting to any search engine is non worthy and waste of time. If you going for a paid service then it will be the great foolish thing. By doing this there will be no improvement that is going to happen your website ranking.

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    You can submit your site only once, that too the homepage of your website will do.

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    As Madeira said, just keep updating your site with keyword rich content. You don't need to submit your site to search engines periodically, you need to make your site search engine friendly periodically along with adding good content.

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    I have no wasted my time submitting to any search engine since at least last century...

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    If you are using wordpress, install "Google XML sitemap" plugin, it will submit the updated sitemap to major search engines(google,bing,yahoo etc) every time you publish new post.

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    Maybe "submit" in as "submit XML sitemap", but otherwise no.

    Depending on your niche, you might want to submit your website to site/article/rss directories as part of link building. but submitting a single URLs to major search engines seems to me be a complete waste
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    I usually let the search engines find my site rather than submit to them and then only the 3 main ones count the Big G,yahoo and bing but i certainly would not pay to have them submitted.

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    Save your 20$ , Don't waste your time and Money on this foolish thing. You can only submit your site in Big G , Yahoo & Bing.

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    Only once you need to submit your website to the all major search engine.

    The fastest way to get your site indexed in the major search engines is to get a few high-quality links to it from other sites that are already indexed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marklee99 View Post
    Only once you need to submit your website to the all major search engine
    No you don't.

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    my concern is there a monthly limit on to how many search engines you must submit to?

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    You should do this once as your website starts working and then there is no need to do this again. You do this once to get your website indexed by search engines faster and then there is no need to do this again, search engines already got it.

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    And what about directories how often should i submit to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seobox View Post
    And what about directories how often should i submit to them?
    Directories are as good as useless, but if you're intent on submitting to them again only the once should do it. No one wants to see duplicate submissions, and I can imagine admins would be annoyed enough by it to reject a site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seobox View Post
    my concern is there a monthly limit on to how many search engines you must submit to?
    Which bit of "there is never a need to submit to search engines" did you not get?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hagen View Post
    You should do this once as your website starts working .
    There is NO need to do this; it will make NO difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seobox View Post
    my concern is there a monthly limit on to how many search engines you must submit to?
    There's no must anywhere.

    How many search engines out there do you think there are? The only ones worth worrying about are Google, Yahoo and Bing, and even then I'd say the only one to really put any effort into is Google, unless you have a particular market where it is less popular. Submitting your site to a hundred fringe search engines won't make a jot of difference to what Google does with it.

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    you really don't don't need to do it just google and yahoo are enough if you site is crawled by them

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunning boy View Post
    you really don't don't need to do it just google and yahoo are enough if you site is crawled by them
    Why do people make this stuff up for? You do not need to submit your site to Google at all and why would you even want to submit it to Yahoo!????? They do not even crawl sites any more!!!! What planet have you been on?

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    I have put my website up on numerous directories. It doesn't help. Good quality links are hard to get in ref to google these days. My page rank has gone from page 1 to page 3 to page 5 and then back to page 3 again where it sits.

    Short of paying for SEO (which can be a waste of money in some cases) what are the best ways to raise my rank?


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