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Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:06:28 AM »
I remember when I first started out in internet marketing and building my first site, I was told that submitting my website to the search engine properties was one of the most important things to do.

That was nearly ten years ago.

Do you think it is still essential to submit your website to search engines these days? And if so, why?

And should it be an automated process, or alternatively submitted by hand?

Thanks for your input in advance.

Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 05:13:36 AM »
There is no point in submitting to search engines as of Google Bing and Yahoo. Build a few good links and you'll be in in the index much faster.
There is no ranking advantage in submitting...

Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 01:58:46 AM »
Thanks Mike

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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 12:58:39 PM »
There is no point in submitting to search engines as of Google Bing and Yahoo. Build a few good links and you'll be in in the index much faster.
There is no ranking advantage in submitting...

Mike,

You are saying that there is no ranking advantage in submitting, however, I do submit all of the new post that are going on any of my writer sites to Ezine, and normally they are accepted by Ezine in less than three (sometime the next) day. Once Ezine accepts the articles, my ranking in Google goes up the same day.

Do you feel that this would have happened anyway? Or, is it more likely that Google picked it up because it was on Ezine?

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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 01:26:15 PM »
Hi HoneyJo

Ezine is not a Search Engine, the original poster's question was whether submitting your site to search engines (ie submitting it directly to Google(do they still have a form for that? They used to have one in the beginning...)) has an impact on SEO.
Submitting to Ezine which is an article site is a completely different thing. And your observations tell enough about whether it works ;)
But Ihave to admit - when I first read the post, I was thinking of article submission, too, because submission to search engines feels like a hundred years into the past ...

Mike

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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 01:43:48 PM »
Hi HoneyJo
Ezine is not a Search Engine, the original poster's question was whether submitting your site to search engines (ie submitting it directly to Google (do they still have a form for that? They used to have one in the beginning...)) has an impact on SEO.
Submitting to Ezine which is an article site is a completely different thing. And your observations tell enough about whether it works ;)
But I have to admit - when I first read the post, I was thinking of article submission, too, because submission to search engines feels like a hundred years into the past ...
Mike

Thanks for answering Mike, and you are absolutely right! I did think he was meaning 'article submissions'. I was wondering if I had been wasting time by sending my post to Ezine!

Matter of fact, I did not know you could submit to search engines, except when you pay for a service to submit your site.

I appreciate you taking the time to set me straight about this, ;)

HJ

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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 10:30:50 PM »
You're welcome HoneyJo

In fact I have thought a bit more about this and there is one case that is borderline: submitting to the yahoo directory. While this is technically not submitting to a search engine but to the directory that belongs to a company that once was a major search engine, it is one of the things that - although at $299 pretty expensive is said to have a positive effect. Have never tried it myself, perhaps someone else can tell us about the experiences with yahoo directory?

Mike

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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 01:00:15 AM »
Quote from: HoneyJo
Matter of fact, I did not know you could submit to search engines, except when you pay for a service to submit your site.

When build my first site (2009), I did this for almost one month. Someone, who could be said as my first mentor in IM gave me about 300 lists of search engines, all with the urls to each submitting form. I thought by doing this, I'll get backlinks. However, just like Mike said, I think submitting to search engines is no longer important. Just wasting time. To make it simple, submitting article to some of quality article directories like Ezine or GoArticles is more than enough for our sites to get attention from major search engines.


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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 06:06:17 AM »
look from this perspective.. if you trying to game google would you not submit through there tools?

I did some tests on this at the start of last year and found that 2 sites in the same niche and the same age domains on the same shared host.. 1 was submitted and 1 was not submitted and left to let google naturally pick up the domain through other external links.

The same types of links were built for both sites and in the same time frame and the non submitted site ranked higher and faster than the submitted one.. which made me think that google maybe put a marker against the submitted site...


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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 11:07:58 PM »
If you would like to earn some money then definitely submitting your site will have some seo benefits for you and it will give you an edge from others.

Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 04:30:47 AM »
I remember when I first started out in internet marketing and building my first site, I was told that submitting my website to the search engine properties was one of the most important things to do.

That was nearly ten years ago.

Do you think it is still essential to submit your website to search engines these days? And if so, why?

And should it be an automated process, or alternatively submitted by hand?

Thanks for your input in advance.

Well the basic reason to say was to make your site visited by search engines asap.

Actually the crawlers find any new website thorough a back link and it take a lot of time to get noticed by the crawler.

So submitting it directly to the search engines helps in make the process faster.

Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 12:13:48 AM »
Thanks for all your answers guys. Much appreciated.

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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 08:33:09 PM »
If you are using Wordpress then you have the ability to submit a new sitemap to Google every time you add something new to the site, or when you first create the site.

Google in Webmaster tools suggest you submit a site map to them.  Since there is a free plugin for this that requires little time to install and set up, I use it on all my sites.  So every time there is a change on the site Google gets an updated sitemap and hopefully sends a crawler by to look at it.

So in my opinion it doesn't cost anything so why not do it.

Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2013, 02:36:59 AM »
Of course, submitting your site in search engine is not enough. I think link building is a faster way to index your site in search engine.

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Re: Does submitting your site have SEO benefits?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 09:36:51 AM »
Unless you are extremely lucky or extremely good at choosing keywords your site will not advance in the search engines unless it receives back links from other sites.

Even if you do pick a keyword with little competition and use an EMD you are more likely to end up on the 2nd page of Google today instead of the 1st page of Google.  I have several EMD sites that were on the first page that are now on the second page. So from what I see you need back links today more than ever.

Now you can wait till other webmasters finds your site and gives you a back link because your site is so impressive if you wish.  However I prefer not to wait for the internet gods to discover my sites, give me thousands of back links and push my sites to the top.

I am going to use every method I know to advance my site to that first page of Google as I want people to see and read my sites.  Some may call me a spammer or imply I am a spammer because I actively create back links to my sites.  Frankly I hope they do, since that implies they are not building back links and therefore will never be competition for my sites.

I'm sorry but the "build it and they will come" approach to the internet does not work today.  If you want your site to be noticed, then you must work to have it noticed.  That work can be press releases to try and get traffic to your site and hopefully receive back links from some of those visitors, it can be providing articles to article directories to build back links, it can be by spending money to buy Adwords from google so that google will place your ads on all the search engine pages or it can be building Web 2.0 sites and placing posts on other sites to give you back links.

Since I realize that "build it and they will come" does not work, I can't depend on the internet gods for traffic and back links and don't want to spend a lot of money to promote my sites, I will use software that builds the back links for me.

That might make me a spammer in some eyes but it also makes me successful as google rewards me for my work by placing my sites on the first page for the keyword.