How To Submit A Site To Google

This article will detail how to submit your site to Google in detail, rapidly and correctly, as well as provide a comparative view of the different methods and time-frames you can use to achieve this goal. 

Ironically, I do not advocate using Google's own site suggestion tool in doing so, I will address this point further down in the article. Instead, I will outline a simple routine that has helped me index my content, websites and resources swiftly and efficiently.

Preparation Tips (By Google)

One of the most profitable and exponentially growing markets is that of Google search engine optimization, where businessmen and marketers have begun to offer their experience and services to improve the rankings, revenue and popularity of websites. In many cases, the world of SEO is one littered by false promises and speculation. 

Optimizing your website before it goes live is an important factor because it will save you both time and energy in the long run. Now, because this article is about Google, and not about SEO, I'm going to be concise and summarize what Google itself expects from high-quality submissions. These are not the ramblings of a sales-seeking marketer, rather, precise and proven techniques to get the "nod" from our search engine of choice.

  • Limit the amount of links on the page (Bots usually clip link following at around 100 URLS)
  • Provide high-quality, unique content.
  • Limit the use of dynamic pages (if you are using one of many content management platforms that use dynamic pages by default, such as Pligg, it is preferable to make sure you activate search engine friendly URLS -- which can usually be achieved by modifying the .htaccess file)
  • Ensure that your website has correct HTML and is free of broken or malicious links.
  • There should be no stand-alone pages that cannot be navigated too without a direct navigational link.
  • Make sure you content, titles and keywords are relevant. 

Google's Submit Site Tool

Google's submission tool is requires you to add fill in some basic information which will queue your website for being crawled and potentially indexed (not all websites are indexed).

While this does work, the problem is that indexing is generally a very slow process via this tool. I advise that viewers not rely solely on this tool, especially if you're in a hurry to get indexed. It can take several weeks to get crawled, and if there is an on-page problem that is preventing you from being indexed, you may never know or be entirely sure.

If you plan on indexing a static website, expending as little effort as possible and comfortable with a frame time frame (let's call it a fire-and-forget website), then alerting Google via their tool may be your best option. But for the rest of us, there are swifter and more constructive techniques. 

Ezinearticles is a surefire way to raise Google's eyebrows, however, new users will find the editing process laborious and occasionally down-right frustrating
Ezinearticles is a surefire way to raise Google's eyebrows, however, new users will find the editing process laborious and occasionally down-right frustrating

Submit A Site To Google (the fast way)

I use a combination of personal blogs and article marketing to index my content rapidly. For some reason, my personal low-profile blog indexes new articles (I'll throw in some free social bookmarks as well) and links within a half an hour. Combining this powerful tool with authoritative free article directories has proven of infinite worth when it comes to indexing speed and search engine rankings.

There are a few obstacles and problems with this process though, which are:

  • Not everyone has the time and energy to host a blog
  • The best free article directory, Ezinearticles, has an aggravating learning curve as well as a limitative and slow editorial process for newer authors (the catch of course is that Google prizes the hand-selected nature of the articles with a conspicuous thumbs up)

We can solve the latter of these problems by either completing the trial stages of the new memberships successfully (recommended -- stick with it) or switching to other great, free platforms. The website you are currently on, Hubpages, is a fantastic way to get your website indexed also, providing you abide by their terms and conditions. Other authority platforms that can serve you well are Goarticles and Squidoo. For a full list of useful platforms please use the links in the tab to the top-right of this text!

Matt Cutts - Google Software Engineer

Other Important Tools

As Matt Cutts explains in the video, being crawled, while important, is not the be all and end-all of your indexing woes. Once you have verified that your content does not violate the aforementioned guidelines, be sure to maximize your exposure by doing the following:

  • Create a Google Webmasters account and upload a sitemap (learn more about sitemaps here).
  • Use social bookmarking to create a positive domino effect via word of mouth (this can be done at any stage in the marketing process!). 
  • Create a Yahoo Webmaster tools account (possibly the best way to monitor your backlinks!)
  • Update your content every now and then (the more you update, the more attention your page will receive from search engines)

Aur Revoir!

Thank you very much for slugging through this article, I hope it has been of use. Please do not hesitate to post comments or criticism in the comments module below, I will get round to answering any query as quickly as humanly possible!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

forget Google. . am trying to figure out with one of my 'niches' i should submit to your really rockin sight. . I just don't want to overload it haphazardly I would rather make one statement, any thoughts t share?????

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thooghun 6 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Hi wavegirl, thanks for reading!

Sounds like you should upload a sitemap file via the Google webmaster tools!

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dawnM 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

interesting article and I just goe my wesite up and running, so my next step will be to do the google webmaster tool thank-you!

jroot2187 6 years ago from Omaha, NE

Google and I have a love-hate relationship. I know that they're absolutely destroying all other search engines in terms of use/popularity, so I kinda have to play by their rules, for better or worse. Anyway, I'm starting to get things rocking and rolling with my site, so I'll have to play around with the Google webmaster tool. thanks

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thooghun 6 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

@dawn: Thank you

@jroot: Thanks for taking the time to read the hub (after your already gracious feedback on my other hub). Best of luck with your new site!

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice and valuable information. I learn much from here. I think all the blog owners want their blog easily indexed by google.You have done it well.I think this hub very useful and important for us to submit our site or blog to google. Google will love this.


multimastery 6 years ago

Good info, and as I'm sure you already know, if proper SEO is done no one has to manually submit to any search engine. They'll find you, which is really they way they'd prefer to.

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cosplay 6 years ago

interesting article and I just goe my wesite up and running, so my next step will be to do the google webmaster tool thank-you!

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FindYourSearch 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Nice job presenting this info. I'd like to add that since their Caffeine update earlier this year, Google is much faster at crawling and indexing sites than ever before. Finally, don't forget to sign up for Google's free Analytics to track your traffic metrics. :)

Michey mobile 5 years ago

Great info, I have some problems to submit to Google lately so I'll keep an eye on this, plus I like to hear Matt, always learn something from him...

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forlan 5 years ago

Can we submit each article from our blog. Each time we post the article, we submit the URL to Google.

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thooghun 5 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Forlah, yes. Most platforms do this by default via updating the sitemap and pinging Google.

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hobsdv 5 years ago from Bolton, Uk

Appreciate you writing this hub, i absolutely liked reading it and the advice will be really beneficial for me.

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Ebook Source 5 years ago from Ebook Source Hubpages USA

Awesome hub! This helps a lot in bringing more traffic to a product - especially for me!

Free Windows 7 Themes 5 years ago

Ahh, thanks mate, I always used to use the google submission form, but the other way seems to be better!

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Just Jayden 5 years ago from UK


Nice lens, thanks for taken the time to write it!

This will support me with my website optimisation.

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LaptopBackpackETC 5 years ago

No kidding. Thanks for the info. The traffic is important.

Fahad 5 years ago

Thanks for this wonderful'll really help me to send on google...

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Eaglekiwi 5 years ago from -Oceania

A good amount of useful information. To be honest I didn't understand some of it,but all do to with my lack of understanding and not your knowledge.

I thought I was so clever using keywords effectively -haha, but wait theres more.

I lost the passion to write however.because all the PC stuff was so overwhelming (to me).

Hell,why don't I just jump in the deep end and write a book!

To Your Best Life~ Thank-you. Bookmarked.

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thooghun 5 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Thanks for the read Eagle. There's always more, I hope that with the new hub ad program we can finally shift to topics without paying TOO much attention to optimization. As a writer, first and foremost, I hate the "routine" we have to go through when writing an online article.

Thanks again!

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