Once you have web-based business, the best advertising and marketing is done by submitting to a search engine. No amount of press release, newspaper or radio ad, banner ad, spam email or newsletter will achieve the same results, although, maybe effective in a small proportion.
Beware of companies that promise automatic submission of your website to hundreds of search engines which are but only false promises. The best way to submit your website for search engine ranking and inclusion is to do it yourself or to hire an expert to do it manually, by contacting the search engine companies and directories.
Before you begin to submit your website to search engines ensure your websites are thoroughly designed to the professional quality using the right key words, good graphics and pictures and the relevant content. Don’t submit websites that are incomplete. While submitting to a search engine, make sure to provide information about your website, keywords and any other information that may be pertinent, including the name and contact information of your business.
Mere submission to search engine companies does not guarantee that your site would be immediately listed and the ranking will be high. Because there are thousands of new websites coming up every day and it may take quite sometime before they take up your site for review by human editors. One important factor to remember while submitting site is to include a site map of your website which makes the crawling easy for the web robots. Search engines like ‘http://www.google.com’ hardly considers submissions without sitemaps.
There are many online companies that accept search engine submission services. You can choose to do it yourself with a software package and service like this one:
P.S: Please go through the links before you actually submit your website for any of the websites. If you are using a WordPress built website, be sure to have plugins like shield, loginizer, akismet, etc., which could help you block the spamming comments, robots, etc.,
Here is a list of the most popular Search Engines:
- Google : https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url
- Bing : http://www.bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url
- ActiveSearchResults :http://www.activesearchresults.com/addwebsite.php
- Yahoo! Search : https://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html
- DMoz : http://www.dmoz.org/
Apart from the above there are thousands of search engines and directory companies, where you can submit your website to as many companies as possible.
Make sure, you have all your content present in your website before you submit your website with them. Make sure you have taken all needed measures and installed security plugins to avoid all kinds of bots for any reason.