Submit your website to the search engines

Submit the site directly to the major search engines Google and Bing/Yahoo.

For Google, set up a Webmaster account then ask Google to crawl your site.

For Bing/Yahoo, register for the Bing Webmaster Tools then register your site.

Where applicable add a local listing as well if geography is important. Check the correct country has been set in the webmaster tools.

Sometimes it is helpful to generate and submit a Sitemap to the major search engines, particularly if the site:

  • has dynamic content;
  • is new and has few links to it;
  • has pages that aren't easily discoverable during the crawl process, for example page that are not linked from other pages in the site;
  • has a large archive of content pages that are not well linked to each other, or are not linked at all.


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