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How to submit your website to search engines

We are often asked for advice about how to submit a website to the major search engines, and what other things one can do to begin promoting a new website. Here’s a list of the submission pages of the three major search engines. Just follow the instructions on each of them to submit your site.

Major search engines submission pages:
http://www.google.com/addurl/
http://www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx
https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit

It can also pay off to have your site listed in DMOZ. DMOZ is an open website directory project that gets included in a lot of smaller search engines all over the world. To get your site listed in DMOZ, follow these instructions.

DMOZ submission instructions:
http://www.dmoz.org/add.html

Finally, I always think it’s a good idea to ask for feedback about your site by addressing a couple of appropriate google (Usenet) groups. It’s an easy way to get people looking at your site, and can help to create a little bit of link popularity to get your site started on its way to the front page of the search engines.

Browse the list of google groups for one which is appropriate to you site, and politely ask for people to have a look and tell you what they think. If you’re intimidated about posting to Google Groups, you can read about Usenet posting ettiquete here: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1855

Google Groups:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!browse