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 Is Submitting Necessary? 

Not really. As long as an indexed web page links to your site, all the major engines will find you and index you. Use these forms for peace of mind, or for when you are unsure that the search engines like the sites that currently link to yours... Many more places to submit are at the Web Site Submission Base

 Google / AOL 

The quickest way to be indexed is to have another site link to yours, preferably one that is updated regularly & has a good Page Rank.
OR by using Google's free SiteMaps service (some free tools for it are here)

Use this form to submit to Google for free, and appear in the search results of AOL as well:

  • Only the top-level page from a site is necessary; you do not need to submit each individual page. Their crawler, Googlebot, will be able to find the rest
  • Use this tool to see where you are ranked on Google, and how many backlinks you have

Google PageRank

To see any page's PageRank, you can either install the Google Toolbar, or if the site is listed at Open Directory, use this tool

PageRank is just one factor of many that needs to be looked at when optimizing a site for Google. PageRank is Google's method of measuring a page's"importance." When all other factors, such as the Title tag and keywords, are taken into account, Google uses PageRank to adjust results so sites that are more "important" will move up in the results page of a user's search

Google looks at which pages link to each other to determine this importance. If Page A links to Page B, then Page A is saying that Page B is an important page.

  • PageRank only looks at the voting ability of incoming links to a page, and how much they recommend that page.
  • Every page of a site can have a PageRank, not just the main page
  • You can pass PageRank to different pages of your own site through the internal linking structure of the various pages
  • Naming and titling hyperlinks using keyphrases is a separate thing from PageRank. Using keyphrases within your links may help with your search engine rankings, but not your PageRank.

In other words, for PageRank purposes, it's better to have a page with only a few links on it pointing to your site, than a page with tons of links on it pointing to your site. If a page has a PageRank of seven (out of ten), and it's filled with many links to other sites, those other sites only get a tiny portion of that seven PR because the PageRank gets divided amongst all the links. So in effect, just because a page has a high PageRank, it doesn't mean it's the best one to be linked from.


The quickest way is to get indexed is to have a blog as part of your site, with an RSS feed that is correctly XML formatted. Then geta Yahoo account (just get a free email account), then add it to your My Yahoo page, and your site will start to be indexed almost straight away.

To submit your site for free, use this form:


NOTE: You must be a registered Yahoo! user before you can use the above form. Their email service is good and free (my email provider of choice), so you might as well...

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 MSN Search 

Like Google & Yahoo, as long as an indexed site is linking to yours, your site will be found by the search engines. Submitting your URL will not speed the process in any way. If you still want to submit to MSN, do it here.

Tips from MSN:

  • Limit all pages to a reasonable size. We recommend one topic per page. An HTML page with no pictures should be under 150 KB.
  • Make sure that each page is accessible by at least one static text link.
  • Add a site map. A site map helps MSNBot to find all of your pages. Links that are embedded in menus, list boxes, and similar elements are not accessible to web crawlers unless they appear in your site map.
  • Keep your site hierarchy fairly flat. That is, each page should only be from one to three clicks away from the home page.

 Submit Your URL to 

You can't. They find your site via links on other sites. Information is here

  • The Ask Search network includes,, search123, Excite and more...

 Some Tricks and Ideas 

  • Create a site map - a simple page with text links to every other page in your site. Keep it up-to-date. Submit your site map each time, and the spiders will find everything
  • If your site map has over 100 links, break it into several pages (Google, for example, only looks at the first 100 links on a page)
  • Create new content as frequently as possible - and the crawlers might visit once or twice each week
  • Any site that promises to submit your site to thousands of search engines is a waste of time, and usually leads to lots of spam
  • Never pay for any old submission service. Either do it easily through here (or the official Add URL pages), or use legitimate 3rd party paid submission services - see this page
  • Use Crawler Alert - a free notification service that tells you when the search engine robots/spiders/crawlers pay your site a visit


Mysterious new index with great results. Get listed - it is on its way up.



 Non-English Indexes 

The people of these countries use their own search engines a lot. Helps if your site is in their langauge, because they will be searching for keywords in their own language.

FRANCE - Voila

GERMANY - Abacho, Caloweb, Fireball


 Other Indexes 

There isn't much point submitting to the smaller engines, but it's harmless if you have time on your hands.

 Spider Simulator 

Use this tool to see how a web spider sees your page:

Enter page url ( eg:

  • If this tool can't see some of the content on your page, GoogeBot etc probably can't either!
  • Lots & lots of spider info at

 Dead Engines 

There is no point trying to submit to these search engines...

  • Excite - is now a meta-search
  • Direct Hit - replaced with Teoma
  • Northern Light - no longer available to the general public
  • Lycos - now use MSN's and Ask's indexes


For one reason or another your site might have been blacklisted. This can happen by accident, so contact these folk if your submissions aren't working. Be patient - replying to you will not be a priority unless you have paid them for a listing.

  • Google - email with "reinclusion request" as the subject


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