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How to Submit Your Website to Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Baidu, Yandex

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Add URL to Search Engines: The Ultimate Guide

Search engine submission is not dead, yet.

During last few decades SEO industry has evolved at a rapid speed so that beginners get it overwhelmed even before they try basic SEO techniques.

There were days where you can add URL to Google, Bing, Yahoo! And other search engines expecting tons of traffic will come to your site.

Results?

Yes, that did. The results of submitting website to search engines were high.

In fact, you just needed to add website to Google and build some backlinks. (despite link quality)

Search traffic would go over roof within just a few days.

growth-chart

…But, nowadays, it is just a daydream to expect such things like you submit website to Google, Bing and other search engines and hope next day, your analytics reports will show a HUGE spike in organic traffic.

Let’s be honest. With just search engine submission you can’t win SEO battle. But, the earlier submitting URL to Google can start building a successful SEO journey.

In fact, it is a good start.

So, ready to add your website and blog to search engines?

So, let’s start…

What is Search Engine Submission and How does it work?

Search Engine Submission is the best method of getting traction of search engines to your website.

What does it mean?

Well, it is this…

Let’s assume that you just created a brand new blog. (if you don’t have a blog, just follow easy steps in this tutorial to start a blog just for $3.45/mo)

Now, you have added up a few quality posts that adhere Google quality guidelines.

But, You wait and wait till Google come to your website and rank it on Google search engine result pages or well known Google SERPs.

But, you see that didn’t happen. So you assume that appearing website on Google SERPs will never happen sooner.

So, how to manipulate ranking on search engines faster?

That’s where search engine submission comes in.

Every Search engine such as Google, Bing, Baidu and even Yandex provide exclusive tools for webmasters just like you and me to add websites to search engines.

Why do search engines so care about your website? Don’t they have other hundreds of tasks to complete?

Well, even though that’s true. Most search engines such as Google serve and give their best to provide excellent and most appropriate content to people. Search engines know people’s searches are never ending.

That’s why Google identifies 15% NEW search queries in EVERY DAY that they have never seen. (Nearly 500 million searches!)

Very interesting, right?

Yes, it is.

Once you add your website to search engines, search engine bots will start crawling your site and make an index of relevant content (i.g: keywords) to serve whenever someone searches on.

Here is the four-step formula that MOST search engines operate generally.

  1. Follow the URL and crawl the page.
  2. Make an index of relevant content on your web page
  3. Utilize search engine ranking factors to rank on SERPs.
  4. Whenever someone searches something, they serve relevant content.

Step #1: Follow the URL and crawl the web page

After submitting websites to Google, Googlebot will start following the particular link (web page address usually start with HTTP:// or HTTPs://) and crawl the web page.

Search engines use web spiders (also known as web crawlers) to dig content on the Internet. Here are the particular search engine bots for each search engines.

  1. Googlebot – Search engine bot for Google’s search engines. (Google web search, blog search, image search, news search, etc.) Contribute to the largest portion of indexed content among other search engines.
  2. Bingbot – Microsoft’s search engine, Bing uses a web spider called Bingbot to find new content.
  3. Baidu-spider – The most famous Chinese search engine, Baidu uses this web spider to crawl web content.
  4. Yandexbot – The Russian search engine, Yandex uses Yandexbot to add new websites and blogs to their index.

Step #2: Make an index of relevant content of web page

After crawling your web pages, search engines make an index of content which primarily includes images, headings and alt description.

That’s why most SEOs recommend you to pay attention for on-page SEO mainly, especially at beginning. On-page SEO just does not limit to text content, but also;

  • Keyword added page title and URL
  • Readability score
  • Website design
  • Internal linking strategy
  • User experience and user engagement
  • Mobile friendliness

Step #3: Rank web pages on SERPs

You might expect the ranking of SERPs will happen immediately just after submitting website to search engines.

Even though it looks like that, search engines especially Google are very strict at ranking sites. Google alone uses more than 200 factors to position web pages on SERPs.

The manifest search engine ranking factors are;

  • Website loading time
  • Mobile friendliness
  • Inbound links
  • Keywords in title and text body

Step #4: Serve content

When someone searches something on search engines, your web page will show up. Some search engines like Google uses modifiers such as rich markup, knowledge boxes.

Google serp knowlege base

So, they all work in a fraction of a second.

That’s how search engine machine simply works. Now let’s learn how to submit websites to search engines.

The Ultimate Guide to Submit Your Website to Multiple Search Engines

Submit your site to Google

Google is the king of the web. More than 63.9% of searches is based on Google. Unlike other search engines, to rank higher on the Google SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages), just adding URL to Google isn’t enough.

The search engine ranking on Google depends on more than 200 factors. Generally Google crawls every site. So you don’t need to worry about the submission of your site to Google search engine. However it could take a one day, one week, one month or more to Google index your website. Make sure before submitting your website to Google, you didn’t block Googlebot from crawling and indexing through robots.txt file.

So, here to how to submit your website to Google search engine.

  1. Go to the following web page: http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl
  2. Now Type the URL of your site in the text field correctly with http.
  3. You’ll be asked for face to the captcha challenge. Enter the text shown in the captcha box.
  4. After filling out the necessary information, click on the “Submit Request” button.

Check : Image SEO: How to Rank Images on Search Engines

Submit Your site to Bing:

If you submitted your site to Google, other search engines also would crawl your site soon. But for Bing, it could take more time rather than Google take to crawl your site and rank it on Bing search results.

So you would submit your blog to Bing search engines to drive traffic quickly. By submitting website to Bing search engine, your site not only be able to drive search traffic from Bing but also from Yahoo search engine as Yahoo get results from Bing.

If you want to submit URL to Yahoo and Bing search engines at once, follow this easy-to-follow steps. If you want to add URL to Yahoo search engine and drive more search traffic, consider verifying your website with Bing webmaster tools. (more on that later at this tutorial)

  1. Visit this page: http://www.bing.com/docs/submit.aspx
  2. Now type the text shown in the box.
  3. Type your web site URL, example: http://www.mywebsite.com or http://mywebsite.com
  4. Click on ‘Submit URL’ button.

Submit Your site to Yahoo!

Yahoo! is another popular search engine, which drives traffic to your site. Even though Yahoo gathers search results/indexed data from Bing search database, as its popularity, your website will receive a good amount of traffic from Yahoo after submitting website at Yahoo!.

Here’s how you can add your blog URL to Yahoo search engine to get more Yahoo search traffic.

  1. Go to the following link: http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html
  2. Now click on “Submit Your Site Free” link.
  3. You will be redirected to the Bing webmaster tools. Follow its instructions and submit your website to Yahoo.

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Submit Your site to Baidu:

Baidu is a Chinese based search engine. Baidu search engine allows you to submit your site to its search engine. If you don’t submit your site to Baidu, it will take some time to get some traffic from Baidu.com.

If you want to receive more traffic from China and Hong Kong, so the submitting website to Baidu search engine would be a crucial part of it.

Here’s how to add URL to Baidu search engine.

  1. Go to the following link: http://zhanzhang.baidu.com/sitesubmit/index

    Submit Your site to Baidu
    [You can use the inbuilt translation feature of Google Chrome to translate Chinese text to English language or other available language]
  2. Just like adding URLs to Google, type your website URL in the space for URL address.
  3. Also enter the text shown in the captcha.
  4. To submit the URL to Baidu search engine, click on “Submit” button.

Submit Your site to Yandex:

Yandex is a Russian-based search engine. Yandex adds new websites to their database by crawling the web regularly. You can speed up this process for your site like you did for the Baidu search engine. The same process goes to Yandex as well.

Here to how to add URL to Yandex search engine.

  1. Go to the following link: http://webmaster.yandex.com/addurl.xml
  2. Type your website, blog URL in the text box which ask for the URL address.
  3. Fill out the captcha text in the text field.
  4. To submit your website to Yandex database, click on “Add” button.

That’s it! You’ve successfully submitted your website to search engines.

These search engine submission tools are free to use. You can visit these pages anytime when you’re ready for making your next search engine submission.

It will take some times to rank your site on the search engine result pages.(as I explained above how search engines rank websites on SERPs) It also depends on the crawling frequency, which will be decided by some factors like posting frequency, the number of quality backlinks, etc.

Alexa traffic stats would help to find the number of backlinks linking to your website. However, to get a detailed backlink report, you should use an advanced SEO tool such as SEMrush. As it takes some time to index your web pages, sit back and improve your website’s content.

If you submitted your site more than once, some search engines might/will regard it as a “spamming” activity which is used to manipulate SERP rankings. It could result in not indexing your site at all. So, before hitting the “Submit” button, make sure you had not submitted your website on particular search engine earlier.

One another important thing, though…

If you have added meta nofollow and/or meta noindex tags, before adding URL to search engines remove them. You can learn further about this case over Google webmaster guidelines.

meta-tags-wordpress-yoast-seo

If your CMS is WordPress and Use Yoast SEO plugin, you can find meta nofollow and meta noindex tag setting under advanced settings. Make sure they are selected as shown in the screenshot,

Should I use automated site submission programs?

Don’t use any automated submission programs to submit your site to multiple search engines at one time. These activities may be considered as spam attempts and search engines like Google could remove your site from their database at sometimes.

Also, you should not submit all addresses of your entire site. Example for http://www.yourwebsite.com, don’t submit http://www.yourwebsite.com/contact/ and http://www.yourwebsite.com/this-is-a-post/, http://www.yourwebsite.com/this-is-a-page/ URLs. Web crawler will index these all of the available pages well.

Always think about the content quality and authority links linking to your site. These signals help search engines to find your site from more than 634 million websites (still growing) and rank web pages in SERPs.

Don’t be selfish, though. Just look at how I linked out to other sites as well. Be a webmaster who actually wants to help people.

Website Submission vs Website Ownership Verification

Although submission of your brand new website to major search engines is looking like easy and very simple, it is not always recommended to submission your website to search engines anonymously.

As SEO (search engine optimization) changes in every day and to manage your website appearance in search engines, you must verify your site ownership with major search engines.

I have compiled a few guide verifying ownership with major search engines such as Google, Bing, Baidu, and Yandex.

As a webmaster, I recommend you to read all these articles and follow the steps given. So you can drive more organic traffic from search engines and mainly control website appearance in SERPs.

  • Verify Your Website Ownership With Google Search Console – This tutorial will walk you through on how to submit your website to Google search Console (formerly known as Google webmaster tools) and increase your website’s search presence.
  • Submit Your Website to Bing Webmaster Tools – As you already know Yahoo fetches search data from Bing search engine, you should make use of Bing Webmaster tools in order to drive quality traffic from both Yahoo and Bing search engines. Don’t forget that Facebook, the largest online community in the world, uses Bing search results within their internal search tool. Therefore verifying your website ownership with Bing does not only help in driving traffic from Bing and Yahoo but also helps in getting more exposure in Facebook.
  • Submit Your Website to Baidu Webmaster Tools – Although, Baidu is a Chinese-based search engine, Baidu is one of top most visited websites in the world, as Alexa metrics. Honestly, it is not easy to drive organic traffic from Baidu. It takes some time. At Pro Blog Tricks, it took almost six months to get enough search traffic from Baidu. So by submitting your website to Baidu database, you can expedite the crawling rate of your blog and increase the number of Chinese language based traffic.
  • Submit Your Website to Yandex Webmaster Tools – Just Like Baidu search engine, Yandex also takes some time to index your website content into their database and rank your website in Yandex search result pages. By following the steps in this article, you can increase the traffic coming from Russia and Ukraine very easily.

So, by now you have a good knowledge on how to submit websites to search engines. Here are a few useful blog posts which will help in improving SEO of your blog and increase the organic traffic.

  1. How to Drive Competitor’s Organic Traffic to Your Website
  2. The Beginner’s Guide to Check Competitors’ SEO keywords
  3. How to Find Long Tail Keywords using Long Tail Pro SEO Tool
  4. Best SEO Tools that can Change Your Blogging Career
  5. How to Conduct a Competitor Keyword Research Campaign Within Next 5 Minutes

I have shared a few of articles on optimize blog for search engines and ways to drive traffic to websites. Use the search box and find articles you wish to read.

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If you have any question related to search engine submission, share it on the comment form below. I will do my best to help you out.

Chamal Rathnayaka
 

As the founder of Pitiya Internet Marketing blog, I make sure every content I share on this site is helpful and you get something out of them. To stay connected with me and receive latest blog posts, exclusive content, and offers, sign up for Pitiya newsletter.

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Anto

Woah….thanks for the useful information. But nowadays Baidu is not allowing us to submit URLs directly. Instead we must create an account and verify ownership and only after that it will allow you to submit URLs for faster crawling.

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    It was very easy to submit website to Baidu back in days. But, I too have come to know that many people struggle to get Baidu-spider indexed websites. The best way is registration of website on search engines.

    Thanks Anto for your comment. And glad I could help!

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Prince

I love this post. Thanks a much for sharing this post. I’ll apply your tips to my site.

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prakas

Great post dear
specially about baidu Chinese site
now i am going to submit my site with baidu search engine
thanks

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Soni Sitez

Very difficult to submit on Baidu ..

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ABHIJEET K

Very informative post. You covered all search engines in one post. Keep it up .Thank you.

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Rajeev joshi

This is a great list I have submitted most of them and successfully done but with the Baidu there is some problem, it is asking for a Chinese Phone number to register. Do you have any other way to Add url to Baidu.
Or I will have to establish a Chinese website first.

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Muhammad humayun

Very Good info about all major search engines .Bing is also now good search engine after Yahoo.

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Ajay Kumar Dhyani

Hello, admin I want to submit my site on baidu, but little bit confuse about baidu.. Is baidu a great search engine or a fake from china side.. please help me…

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surendra

best guide all search engine , but baidu is chines engine

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arafania

Good one. Helpful for newbies. Bing provide some extra features to the webmasters. Its cool.

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Devi

Thanks Chamal, I submitted only in google. It's a good article to know all other search engine submission list.

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    Hi Devi,

    Google is the prominent search engine that could drive lot more traffic than others. But, i recommend you to take a few minutes to submit your website to other search engines too. Bing and Yahoo could drive lot more traffic than social networks. It's all about quality content. Keep up with it. You'll see you get more and more traffic everyday.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Chamal.

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Swapnil Kharche

Thanks For Sharing this awesome article. It will definitely help to newbie for making a blog.

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Rahul

I am agree with you,. never use such automated programs. I tried once with my one blogspot blog and found nothing but lowering in alexa raking.

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    Yes, Rahul, you are right. Many authoritative websites don't use such automated services to boost search engine rankings fast. Just need to provide information for people that actually helpful. Thanks Rahul for your comment. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

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sorin

thanks. i just submit my site

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    Thank you for your feedback Sorin. Glad this piece of content helped you improve your website's SEO. Don't forget to check other valuable SEO resource.

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rizu rock

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Duminda Namal

Hi chamal I'm srilankan bloggers.You post is very useful.I looked it.Thanks……..I have a blog It have widgets,tips,ect… I write url on your bog ok? http://www.lapcool.info

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Spook SEO

Hello Chamal!

You got an interesting post here. I believe that we really need to submit our blog URL to search engines especially to Google. Google is indeed the king of the web and if we really want to rank high in the SERPs then submitting our URL is the key.

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    Hello Spook SEO,

    Thanks for your appreciating comment. Yea, we want to submit our sites for search engines,else it will take some time to crawl site thoroughly.

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seema juliet

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Peter mark

It's very simple if you want to submit your website to Google search engine. Google provides Google Webmaster Tool to add your website and Google Analytic Tool to mange your traffic. When you add your website Google then Google will verify your website in two ways that available on Google supports. Website Development Company

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    Thank you Peter mark for stopping here. Yes, we all know about Google webmaster tools and Google analytics. However many don't know how to submit website to other search engines like Baidu, Yandex etc. So we added Google to this list. Without Google it's not a complete list.

    You can verify your website ownership from 5 methods. We have compiled a post how to verify website ownership with Google webmaster tools. This might be helpful for newbies who want to add their site to Google search engine.

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Odunsi Victor

TRIED USING THE BING BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO UPLOAD THE FILE

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hl7blog

So, if I'd like my third level domain site – http://mirthconnect.isarp.com – which is on English to be visible through search results specifically in Europe and Asia, would it be enough just submit it to Baidu and wait for results? There are some other countries in the Asia region such as Philippines or Indonesia, do they use Google or Baidu as well?

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    Ok, The concept is simple, you just need to inform search engines that there is a new website that is not listed in the SERPs. Although googlebot crawls these sites within a short time,when you allow spiders to crawl your site, other search engines like Baidu take a long time to give some traffic to your site. This could be for a some reasons. You know Baidu is a Chinese based SE. Although it gets more traffic rather than Twitter and most popular websites (Check Alexa rank), it's not easy to gain some traffic from Baidu SE. Yes, there are some countries who use Chinese language. But some of them use Google rather than Baidu.

    I would recommend you to verify your site at Baidu webmaster tools,if you take your website as a serious business and want to get some traffic from china, Hong Kong etc. I will post an article on Pro Blog Tricks How to submit site to Baidu webmaster tools.

    I hope you enjoyed reading Submit your site to search engines article. If you have any question, reply to this comment.

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    Chao

    For Baidu, most Baidu users are Chinese, and they search Chinese terms only. it will be strongly recommended to build a localized Chinese website and play the game in China Internet.

    for your reference, here is one of my article about Checklist before you launch your Chinese website

    http://www.sinostep.com/checklist-launch-chinese-website/

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    Chamal Rathnayaka

    Yes, It's true Chao. Most Baidu users use Chinese terms. You can create localized website (translate English content to Chinese) and verify on Baidu Webmaster tools. There are lots of success stories on this method. Also Google likes send more traffic to local websites.

    Thanks Chao for checklist. Hope this will help to everyone.

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