You may have been under the impression that submitting your website to hundreds of search engines could boost your organic traffic, and improve your rankings in the long run. Then again, you know that it would take hours to submit your site to hundreds of search engines, and anything other than manual submission is out of the question. When search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN are dominating the search engine market because of their ability to automatically index new websites, you might wonder what the point of suggesting a url is anyways.
The biggest search engines of them all, Google, along with Yahoo and MSN are constantly searching the web for new websites and pages to index. LookLinkLove was actually indexed days after it’s creation because of links pointed towards it from popular websites. The common misconception of most people have is that suggesting a url will help get your site listed sooner. On the contrary though, suggesting a url just puts that website in a queue to be indexed behind thousands of other websites. That’s why sites like Google say that it make take up to 6 weeks for a site to be reviewed and indexed.
It’s easiest for you to just allow your site to be indexed naturally. If you were to link to a new site in your signature at a popular forum like Digitalpoint, then google’s spiders would follow the links back to your site and index it pronto. Basically, there is no need for you to suggest a url to your website, unless it was formerly blacklisted by google and the content has since changed.
- Puts your site in the back of a six week queue
- Wastes your time
- A lot more complicated than just putting a link in your forum signatures
- Completely pointless?
Sorry for this short post, just consider it a quick tip sort of thing. Now you’re aware that submitting your site to search engines is probably one of the most pointless SEO tactics.