Submitting Your site to Google

by RayW
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My site is like 2 days old, I was wondering if I should submit it to google to index it or let google find it by itself? What's the best method for getting your site indexed?
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryWheeler
    If you submit it, it will get crawled. If you link to it, it will get crawled.

    6 to 1. half-dozen to another.

    LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author ARVolund
    Originally Posted by raxr View Post

    My site is like 2 days old, I was wondering if I should submit it to google to index it or let google find it by itself? What's the best method for getting your site indexed?
    You do not need to submit your site to Google. I never have and my sites get crawled and indexed just fine. Just start building links and Google will find your site in no time.
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    • Profile picture of the author BarryWheeler
      Originally Posted by ARVolund View Post

      You do not need to submit your site to Google. I never have and my sites get crawled and indexed just fine. Just start building links and Google will find your site in no time.
      It will probably get crawled faster if linked. Either way however, it will eventually get crawled.

      Just start your link building, and you should have no problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author t903
    If you find an article on wikipedia that hasn't been updated in a long time, just put a link to your site on there in the references, it will be crawled easily within a day, it might get deleted if you are unlucky and someone just happens to be watching the Recent Changes page for spam, but more likely than not, you'll be fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Colson
      Originally Posted by t903 View Post

      If you find an article on wikipedia that hasn't been updated in a long time, just put a link to your site on there in the references, it will be crawled easily within a day, it might get deleted if you are unlucky and someone just happens to be watching the Recent Changes page for spam, but more likely than not, you'll be fine.
      Please do not do this. It is spam. I don't come to your site and spam. It's akin to pissing in the drinking well.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigcaveman
        If all you want to do is get indexed, then just get a backlink from another site that gets crawled frequently.

        Comment on a good do-follow blog post and you can get indexed in hours.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by Michael Colson View Post

        Please do not do this. It is spam. I don't come to your site and spam. It's akin to pissing in the drinking well.
        Wikipedia is a free-for-all website, designed to let anyone at anytime add
        whatever they wish. It was built that way. Putting your link on wikipedia
        is a wise move, if you can get it to stick. I spam it every now and then.
        Finally got a great link to stick. Don't have any idea where you're coming
        from.

        Finding orphan articles and ones that are ignored for the most part, but
        still part of your niche, is a fantastic way to get a link up. The key is
        to fly under the radar.

        Submitting to google is a lousy idea. Nobody should ever submit anything
        to google.

        Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author bertiewooster
      The wiki link idea is new to me, how does that work?
      Can anyone copy and paste a link into wikipedia?
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Raymond
    Originally Posted by raxr View Post

    My site is like 2 days old, I was wondering if I should submit it to google to index it or let google find it by itself? What's the best method for getting your site indexed?
    Easiest and fastest way to get indexed is to submit it to Digg and Stumbleupon, have the Google XML sitemaps plugin installed, register it with Google websmaster tools, or create a youtube video that links to it. Any/all of these will ensure you are indexed in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author RayW
    It's already on my google webmaster tools profile; is that enough to get it indexed?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gdetonator
    Originally Posted by raxr View Post

    My site is like 2 days old, I was wondering if I should submit it to google to index it or let google find it by itself? What's the best method for getting your site indexed?
    I always advice adding your site to Google index then submitting your sitemap making it easier for your site to be indexed then you should build high quality backlinks to your sites, in this post-panda world, wiki and social network backlinks pass a lot of link juice
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    • Profile picture of the author RayW
      Originally Posted by Gdetonator View Post

      I always advice adding your site to Google index then submitting your sitemap making it easier for your site to be indexed then you should build high quality backlinks to your sites, in this post-panda world, wiki and social network backlinks pass a lot of link juice
      Why would the panda update make backlinks from social networks pass mor elink juice?...And links from wiki sites are nofollow btw.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    Don't submit your website to Google!

    Think about it from a search engines perspective. Would they rather index and subsequently rank a website that's been submitted to THEM or one that they happened to come across while crawling the internet?

    Obviously the latter. The search engines now KNOW that you are proactively trying to rank a website since you've submitted it.

    Don't draw unneeded attention to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Just throw a link up in your signature on this forum. That'll get it crawled almost immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author ocvseo
    Originally Posted by raxr View Post

    My site is like 2 days old, I was wondering if I should submit it to google to index it or let google find it by itself? What's the best method for getting your site indexed?
    hint:
    use webmaster tool.
    put up your XML sitemap to webmaster tool.
    and then start making backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author grambo
    I answered an advert in May, and bought into a product designed to make money from Google Adsense. The vendor assured me he already used these processes to make a lot of money on Adsense and to be fair I actually learned a lot of good SEO site building technique and produced a nice looking website with unique, good quality content, highly optimized towards the acne cure/remedy industry. It has auto blogging content (tuned down) and is linked in with around 30 social media sites. The site carries Google ads and has been live for about 4 weeks now. At the start it ranked around 1.5 million in the world and is now at around 985,000 ish. Trouble is there is still little or no traffic and very disappointing in terms of revenue. I had heard that Google treats new sites with some suspicion and wondered if my experience was the norm. I should also mention that I am aiming at a quality site and add new pages every couple of days. By the time its finished it should have 40 plus pages of content and 10 pages with all the disclaimers and privacy etc. I'd appreciate some comment on anything I'm doing wrong here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trent Raymond
      Originally Posted by grambo View Post

      I answered an advert in May, and bought into a product designed to make money from Google Adsense. The vendor assured me he already used these processes to make a lot of money on Adsense and to be fair I actually learned a lot of good SEO site building technique and produced a nice looking website with unique, good quality content, highly optimized towards the acne cure/remedy industry. It has auto blogging content (tuned down) and is linked in with around 30 social media sites. The site carries Google ads and has been live for about 4 weeks now. At the start it ranked around 1.5 million in the world and is now at around 985,000 ish. Trouble is there is still little or no traffic and very disappointing in terms of revenue. I had heard that Google treats new sites with some suspicion and wondered if my experience was the norm. I should also mention that I am aiming at a quality site and add new pages every couple of days. By the time its finished it should have 40 plus pages of content and 10 pages with all the disclaimers and privacy etc. I'd appreciate some comment on anything I'm doing wrong here.
      Without more details, its hard to say specifically what you are doing wrong. With that said, here's a few things I'd check:

      Double check your CPC with Google's new Contextual Targeting tool. It gives you CPC for the content network, as opposed to the search network. You want at least a $1 CPC.

      Check that your advertiser competition bar is at least 50% the way accross.

      Check that your local exact search volume for your keyword is at least 1000 per month. While you are at it, make sure all your additional content is SEO'd for related keywords.

      If you are doing any auto-blogging, turn it off and remove the posts.

      Change to make sure your ad placement is optimized. I blogged about this a few posts ago, so hit my sig link and look back about 3 posts - it was titled, "Adsense Experiment 001: How I Boosted My Adsense Income 35% in One Day"

      If you got all the above right, then make sure you are following a sound link building strategy that includes social bookmarks, article marketing, RSS, and some blog comments.

      Hope that helps. If not, I have a WSO that offers coaching that you might want to check out. Click here to see it.
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      • Profile picture of the author mika45
        submit your site in google add url
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  • Profile picture of the author raven2424
    Originally Posted by raxr View Post

    My site is like 2 days old, I was wondering if I should submit it to google to index it or let google find it by itself? What's the best method for getting your site indexed?
    i never submit to google i let google find me and it works best never any problems!
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  • Profile picture of the author jenyjenifer
    Perform some social bookmarking of your post(site) on high pr sites like digg, SU etc. It'll be get indexed soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author maneesh
    Bookmark your website to some high PR bookmark sites.And try to get some backlinks from high PR pages.
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