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Submitting your website to search engines
Posted by Maria Brosnan on 14 June 2016 05:51 PM

Web Traffic

Search Engine Registration is vitally important, as it allows your website to be found by potential visitors and customers!

When you submit your website URL to a Search Engine, the Search Engine then adds your site to a waiting list of sites to be visited and indexed. Your website will not appear in Search Engine Results Pages (SERP’s) until it has been indexed. The length of time it can take for a Search Engine to visit and index your site can vary anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

You should normally allow at least two weeks for the major Search Engine’s like Google and Bing to add your site to their index. Even after it has been indexed there is no guarantee they will index your entire site on the very first crawl.

Adding your website to the major search engines Google and Bing are free.

To submit your website in Google you will need to sign in to your Google account on the link https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url if you do not have a Google account click signup in the top right hand corner. Once you have logged in click the button add a site and type the full URL of the site you wish to add, such ashttp://www.yourdomain.co.nz.

To submit your website to the search engine Bing please use this link: https://nz.ssl.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx you will need to enter a captcha (resolve characters in an image) and then type your full URL in the URL box, such as http://www.yourdomain.co.nz/  then click Submit URL.

 

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