Do you submit your backlink URL to the search engines?

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  1. mailxpress profile image51
    mailxpressposted 8 years ago

    Hello Hubbers,

    I learned about creating backlinks from Hubbers and I want to say thank you for teaching me the backlink method.

    I took the time to search for my backlink URL and was pleasantly surprised to see my backlink URL indexed to search engines.

    Do any of you manually submit your backlink links to search engines?

    Do you feel it helps?

    Do you feel it's not necessary?

    I'm off to work now and look forward to any responses I receive.  I am very curious if any feels the need to manually submit backlink URL to search engines.

    Thanks in advance,
    mailxpress

    1. sofs profile image82
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please also explain how you manually submit your back links to search engines. That would definitely help newbies like me.

      1. mailxpress profile image51
        mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Sofs,
        I have a Hub about free submission to search engines.  I don't want to post it in a Forum because it might be considered spam.

        Go to the Hub you want to submit, right click on your Hubs link within your account, open it in a new tab.

        While at my Hub with a list of search engines, right click on the link, open in new tab, go copy your link and then paste it into the field the search engine wants you to submit your URL.

        The Hub gives directions and I hope I helped you.  Good luck at Hubpages.

    2. sofs profile image82
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was not replying to your question, I am new and don't want to be left behind so I pick up every opportunity to learn and improve myself. So I just asked for additional Information.

  2. Starfishfelix profile image82
    Starfishfelixposted 8 years ago

    I'm not an expert at SEO, but I'm under the impression that Hubpages are crawled fairly often by Google (and I assume the other search engines).  I haven't pinged or otherwise done anything for my Hubpages, but they seem to index within a few days or so.

    Ranking is another matter, although I've gotten some decent ranks with less competitive keywords.  I haven't done much backlinking with Hubpages.  But although I used to try to ping everything (for other sites) I eventually figured that nearly everything would eventually get indexed.  The only things I ping now are obscure links that Google might miss.

    Again - I'm not an expert, but this seems to work for me!

    1. mailxpress profile image51
      mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Hubpages has so much power, I've noticed this.

      I usually backlink to Hubpages.  Hubpages is my main focus when creating new content.  I create new Hubs and I also create a new blog with blogger.  It works for me.

  3. WoodsmensPost profile image68
    WoodsmensPostposted 8 years ago

    I have submited my profile page to Baidu.com the Chinese search engine, but it takes at least a month for approval and I'm not sure if HubPages will go through yet. Its a little tricky because it all  in Chinese

    Google ads might get it band from their search TOS, because they are in dispute still it was worth the effort to submit it

    Google vs Baidu

    1. mailxpress profile image51
      mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do the Chinese search engines accept English?  I would assume that the Chinese SE would only accept the Chinese language.  Let me know.  Thanks.

    2. alternate poet profile image65
      alternate poetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know if Baidu will accept - I am opening a site here in China and there are government rules about sites and what can be put on them etc etc.  This ranges from the obvious negative propoganda, porn, which is banned, medicine etc that need licences, and the inclusion in the company of a free babysitter who vets everything.

      Google came unstuck because they refused to filter material, from propoganda to porn, the argument was along the lines of China refusing porn and Google demanding 'free speech' with no censorship.

      The real reasons would appear more to relate to your issue about searching and putting up titles in Chinese characters.  Google cannot put up Chinese websites but Baidu can put up foreign language sites.

      We are actively looking to exploit this problem by opening a western site and a Chinese site with translation in between for contacts who want to do business each end

      1. mailxpress profile image51
        mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi,
        wow, you really know what your talking about.  I would think other countries have different laws and regulations.  Thank you.

  4. WillGrander profile image71
    WillGranderposted 8 years ago

    I usually just digg them.

    1. mailxpress profile image51
      mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,
      I have to start using digg.  I've heard of it but never visited it.  If you have  referral link please send it to me in a private message.  I would be more than happy to join through your referral link.
      Go to my profile and click on contact me.  Thanks

  5. clintonb profile image58
    clintonbposted 8 years ago

    Its more important these days to post to social bookmark websites, and social sites such as facebook, twitter etc, to spread the word about your hubs.

    1. mailxpress profile image51
      mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The social bookmarks.  I only have 35 friends and family on my FaceBook because I only use it for close friends and family.

      Do you feel it helps posting a link into my FB to help get indexed to the SE?

  6. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    submitting to search engines is a waste of time.

    1. mailxpress profile image51
      mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Misha,

      I disagree.  We don't seem to see eye to eye on much Misha but hey, that's OK.  We all must do what works best for ourselves.

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We don't seem to earn eye to eye either smile

  7. mcbean profile image75
    mcbeanposted 8 years ago

    Agree.
    Complete waste of valuable time.

    1. sofs profile image82
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Misha can you please explain why ? I don't understand this at all.

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Because it helps neither you being indexed nor your ranking in SERPs - therefore it's useless. Spending time on useless tasks is wasting it. smile

        1. thisisoli profile image71
          thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          If it's a new site it will help you get indexed faster, however, since a new site generally won't rank in any SERPs for at least a few weeks for any decent terms, a sitemap is a much better bet.

          1. Misha profile image70
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            We already established that we live in different worlds Oli. smile

            Never helped me to get indexed faster than just dropping a couple of high authority links smile

            1. thisisoli profile image71
              thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Haha, yeah that would pretty much do the job as well!

            2. profile image0
              klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              So, what do you do to get traffic Misha?

              1. Misha profile image70
                Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I do a lot of things. My hubs on keyword research and backlinking pretty much cover the part that beginner can use. smile

                1. experimenter profile image57
                  experimenterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  hi misha, when will you publish the 2nd part of your backlinking hub? looking forward to reading it.

      2. mailxpress profile image51
        mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Sofs,

        Welcome to Hubpages.  You'll learn a whole lot in the forums.  Everyone has a different method/proven system to growing their Internet Writing Business.

        I learned so many different free ways to increase traffic from Hubbers and feel they all have a benefit to using them.

        Enjoy Hubpages and I look forward to watching you grow.

        1. thisisoli profile image71
          thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I think what you seem to be missing is that submitting a link does not give any technical benefit to traffic or search engine rankings, it is simply a way of notifying a search engine that your site exists. This can also be done by creating a sitemap and adding it to your robots.txt file (Or the webmaster tools for each search engine) or with a high profile backlink which will undoubtedly be crawled within hours, if not minutes.

          Once Google knows about your site any new/refreshed content will usually be picked up by the spider within hours.  Especially if you use sites like Wordpress, Blogger, and probably Hubpages, where a 'flag' so to speak is raised in the code when you update. This notifies the search engines that the content has been updated and needs to be crawled again.

          I read your hub and watched the video you made about this, and I can definitely see your reasoning behind your theory, but I would suggest that you research it further to find out just how much this is already automated!

        2. sofs profile image82
          sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks mailexpress, all that I have learn about Hp and traffic is from the forums. Yes I agree that these discussion are good and helpful most of the time.

  8. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I'm with Misha, I never submit to search engines, infact the only time that occurs is that in my wordpress setup files I usually add a few extra pinging services, but even then it's simply because it only takes a second to do, and it's usually a new domain so needs every ounce of exposure.

    On all my own websites I have a sitemap which keeps Google up to date on what's happening on my site.  Hubpages and blogger are both crawled pretty fast by Google.

    Blogger pings automatically so there is zero point in submitting your blogs to SE's

    To the comment about social bookmarking, there was a thread recently which asked hubbers to list their marketting techniques in order of priority, it might be useful for you to know that a lot of the people who are makingmoney, myself included, don't really socail bookmark that much.

    1. PaulaHenry1 profile image76
      PaulaHenry1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I find by putting mine on Facebook I'm more of a pain in the you know what than anything...I avoid it now

      1. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah facebook is warm sector marketing, basically going after your friends.

        It tends to be low sales, high annoyance!

        The exception would be if you built a business profile on Facebook, then people could be more interested in your announcements!

  9. Babypushchairs profile image55
    Babypushchairsposted 8 years ago

    when I make changes or create backlinks I always run through many pingers.  I don't depend on Google to stop by and see them.  I often create RSS feed from my URS and aggregate them. 

    It isn't always about Link Juice.  It is sometimes visability. 

    Case in point.  I had allot of ads running on a high pr forum.  That forum was closed by the owner for various reasons.  But he left portions of that forum open.  For example, when I searched for a certain term they would come up in the SERPs.

    So I ran a test.  I took those URLs and made RSS feeds from them.  I used a tool to rapid index those URLs.  Those posted ads  skyrocketed to the top of the SERPs.

    I wonder what would happen if I started bookmarking those posts?  I could bookmark them day and night and I tell you they would take over the SERPs.

    Just my two cents....

    1. mailxpress profile image51
      mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is so interesting.  You should test out bookmarking.  I should also concentrate on feeds too.  There are so many different ways to help our URL get indexed to SE.  Thanks for the reply.

  10. Hubman007 profile image60
    Hubman007posted 8 years ago

    Im not sure i see what can be gained by adding your URL to a search engine, it certainly wont increase your ranking.

 
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