Archive for January 11th, 2009

Is Submitting To Google Enough?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

If you have a new website, when it goes live, you will want to submit it to Google and the other search engines to get it included in their index as fast as possible. All of the search engine have submission services that you can use to let them know your site exists, but many people submit to these and wait weeks before they are indexed by the search engines.

If you want to get your site indexed then submitting to the search engines is a great start. In fact, Submit Express have a great service that will allow you to submit to all major search engines from one place. However, if you want to speed up the process, you should start building links to your site as soon as possible. Most web pages are discovered by search engines by following links rather than manual submission. Although services like Google Submit will get your site indexed in time, a good link will generally speed up the process.

A good place to start is with web directories. These will generally ask for nothing in return and a good directory will also send referrals to your site from time to time. The downside here is that many directories take several weeks to accept submissions, so you have to pick the right ones. Best Web Directories provides a good list of free directories, and also shows you which ones have instant submission.

Generally, the higher the PageRank of the site, the more often it is crawled and the quicker it will direct a spider to your site. One good link is all it takes but additional links will also help. Of course, link building is also an essential part of SEO and starting your link building from day one will help your listings once your site is indexed.