Step 6 - Submitting Your Site to Search Engines

It's no use thinking that your website will appear by magic in your browser - you need to tell the world that your site exists!

Why Should I Submit My Website to Search Engines?

Getting listed on Google and the other popular search engines is one of the most effective ways of directing traffic to your website. Organic traffic is still the most valuable traffic in the world with search engines still rated the among the most trusted source for finding news and information.

Search engines don’t rely on manual submissions. Their main way of finding websites and new web pages is crawling. This is where they use computer programs (bots or spiders / crawlers) to continually re-check known websites for new links to new content. Any useful content they find gets added to their index.

Where should I register my website site first?

  • Google Search Console
  • Google My Business.
  • Bing Webmaster Tools.
  • Baidu Submit Tool (China search engine in Chinese).
  • Yahoo
  • DuckDuckGO

What do I need for a successful submission?

  • sitemap.xml file.
  • robots.txt file.
  • Proof of site ownership.