Submitting Your Site to Search Engines

There are a lot of services out there who offer to submit your site to hundreds or thousands of search engines for a fee. They often tout SEO benefits and promise to help kickstart your fledgling site.

These services are scams!

As we already know, there are really only two search engines of matter in the English speaking world: Google and Bing. What these services really do is list your site in a bunch of spammy link directories.

The best you can hope for is that they just steal your money and do nothing. The worst-case scenario is they really do get you listed in a thousand directories, in which case your site may promptly be penalized for having nothing but spammy links.

In point of fact, most sites don’t need to submit themselves to search engines. After all, it is the job of search engines to discover and crawl every site out there, and these days they are very, very good at it. Once another site links to your new site, the search engine bots will eventually find the link and follow it to your site.

That said if you absolutely don’t want to wait, you can easily submit your site to the two search engines that matter yourself.

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