To Pay for Search Engine Submissions or Not?
In a word, ‘No’. I personally wouldn’t waste my money paying to have any of my new sites submitted to search engines.
Sure, you can go find one of the free services and try them but don’t waste your money on any of the ‘Submit Your Website to 10,000 Search Engines’ services. These services may well get your website listed in the search engines but that’s all they’ll do. Your site won’t be ranked highly and more importantly you won’t be getting any traffic from these listings.
Your time would be much better spent building quality backlinks to your website, which takes time and effort. If you get your link on one quality website – like any of mine for instance 😉 – it won’t be long before your site has been indexed by Google. This process usually takes 1-2 days providing the site gets regular visits from Googlebot.
If you didn’t know already, all the major search engines automatically trawl the web looking for new links. They list those they find without you having to submit at all. If you get your link listed on a site that is trawled regularly then you can be sure to get a listing sometime soon.
Building quality backlinks also ensures that you are much more likely to get a rankings boost on the major search engines. The more quality backlinks the higher your website will climb.
I use primarily Directory and article submissions to build links for my sites.
Directories will give you a link straight from their website in their index which is usually a list of websites organized into categories. I use Directory Submitter to automate this process. Click here to check it out now!
Article submissions to the 100s of article directories online is another way to build one way links to your site. In this instance the links are created in your article resource box. Most article directories will allow you to put a maximum of two links in your resource box or author bio as it is otherwise known. I recommend you link to your main page and one of your internal pages, for example an internal blog post.
The strategies outlined above will prove a much better dedication of your time, energy and money than submitting to any free or paid search engine submission service. If there is a SE Submission service out there worth the money I haven’t found it.
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