How to Submit Your Site to Major Search Engine to Drive More Traffic to a Website

Google, Yahoo, and MSN are the top 3 major search engines in the world. Obviously, there are other search engines that e-commerce owners can submit their sites to; but these 3 heavyweights carry the most benefits. The term "major" really means "most used," and therefore, most visited.

Google,and Yahoo offer free submission services. Ask requires that you sign up for membership and pay a fee before you can submit your site.
You can also submit to other search engines like: LYCOS, MSN Live Search, etc. Here are a few tips as to how you can submit your site to search engines.

One: Read submission rules and regulations.

There are rules and regulations in order for you to submit your site successfully. Usually, search engines' have submission sites for you to read and you must read them. Don't just scan through and click on all "I Accept" buttons and type in nonsensical descriptions of your site. Some of these application forms/registration pages look deceptively simple, when they are not simple at all.

Set some time to really answer all pertinent questions on the application forms, especially if you are paying money to have it indexed or submitted. And you must

do this for each and every search engine you are applying for.

One thing you have to remember is that, even if you have successfully submitted your site, this does not mean that your site will automatically increase its traffic by a hundredfold. Submission is only one step of the process. However, being indexed by the major search engines can help greatly.

Two: Submit by hand.

Automated submissions are usually classified immediately as spam and removed from the search engine listings. These promotional gimmicks about fully automated programs that can list your site on a hundred search engines instantly are shams. Automated mass submissions may not get your website penalized, but it certainly may put you at risk of being blacklisted altogether.

If you are willing to spend just a few hours a day to submit your site manually to individual search engines, you can actually garner more results. This means that you have to visit each and every search engine on the web and fill it out individually. Although, you can always hire other people to do the submissions for you, you have to make sure that they submit these by hand as well.

If you are willing to pay money to increase your website's traffic, you can use some major search engine's paid indexing services. This service ensures that your site gets indexed quickly, putting you higher in ranking on the search engine results page or SERP.

Three: Submit once.

Not only will search engines ignore further submissions of your site, you are also wasting valuable time and money trying to submit an already accepted site. Multiple submissions will not improve your site's rankings at the SERPs. It would be best to re-direct your energy into promoting your site through more conventional means like SEO, etc.

Four: Keep monitoring

Once you've submitted your site, monitor your progress, at all the sites you have applied for. Eventually, you have to upgrade your site, or add more pages, and that would be a great time to see if the contents of your pages actually help increase the traffic to your site or not.


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