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Manually Submit to Search Engines

April 7, 2010
Hi Jill,
Add URL to Google?
There is one question that keeps confusing me – should one manually submit a site to a search engine? I read conflicting advice on this topic. If I recall, you have said you never do it, and I am wondering what the pros and cons are. Can you elaborate?



++Jill's Response++

Hi Kathleen,

There are no pros or cons to submitting to the spidering search engines. It's simply an unnecessary waste of time and bandwidth because it does absolutely nothing.

Submitting to directories is a different story, however. Directories are not like search engines because they don't have spiders that find URLs. So if you want to be listed in directories, you do have to manually submit to them to the proper category.

Hope this helps!


Jill Whalen is the CEO of High Rankings, a Boston SEO Services Company.

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