The Truth About Automated Search Engine Submission Services

Jul 26, 2004 - 9:02 am 1 by

You know what I am talking about, those emails you get throughout the day, the pop ups you see, and the big flashing banners ads found across the Web. they are all shouting the same message; "Submit your site to 1,000 search engines!"

A member over at Search Engine Watch asked if these submissions are worthwhile. The response. Absolutely not.

Besides for the fact that most automated submission services are in violation of the search engine's terms of service, the search engines prefer to crawl the natural Web and find new pages naturally. I personally never submit sites to search engines. I just place a link on a page that is already indexed well, and presto, soon after the new site and its pages are also found in the search engine. This process is faster, more effective and more ethically sound then the automated submission services.

One more thing, as Marcia points out in this thread. "Besides, submission won't do anything for a site unless it's properly optimized - which is not rocket science, it just takes spending some time learning."


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 18, 2024

Apr 18, 2024 - 4:00 pm

Google Notes On Search Won't Necessarily Go Away In May

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Maps

Google Maps Releases New Directions, Travel & EV Features

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Reminds Advertisers Some Ad Customizers Will Go Away May 31st

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Drops Video Carousel Markup

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Maps

Google Business Profiles Register Your Defibrillator (AED)

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: More Court Time for Google's Legal Staff