How to submit your website to search engines in 2021

Recently, one of our readers asked us how lớn submit their WordPress site lớn search engines lượt thích Google?

Search engines are the largest source of traffic for most websites. That’s why it is important to lớn ensure that they can easily find and rank your trang web pages.

In this article, we’ll show you how to lớn easily submit your trang web lớn search engines và start getting traffic to lớn your site.

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Since this is a comprehensive guide, please feel không tính phí to use the quiông xã links below lớn jump straight to lớn different sections in this article.

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Do You Need khổng lồ Submit Your Website to Search Engines?

No, you bởi vì not have lớn submit your website to tìm kiếm engines. Most search engine bots can automatically find your trang web if it has been mentioned on other sites.

However for WordPress websites, we recommkết thúc submitting it manually because it will help you get discovered faster.

Why you should submit your trang web to search engines?

If you are just starting a new business or a blog, then tìm kiếm engines are the most important source of không lấy phí trang web traffic. This means you can grow your business online without a lot of money.

Unlượt thích paid traffic from ads, organic tìm kiếm traffic is free, & you don’t need khổng lồ pay tìm kiếm engines for that.

More importantly, the submission process is quite simple, không tính tiền, & gives you access lớn several tools that will help you grow your business later on.

That being said, let’s take a look at how lớn submit your WordPress trang web khổng lồ search engines.

Submitting Your Website lớn Google

Google is the largest và most popular search engine on the planet. For most websites, Google is often the biggest source of their traffic.

To submit your trang web khổng lồ Google, you need lớn sign up for Google Search Console. It is a không tính phí tool offered by Google to help trang web owners see how their trang web is performing in search results.

Signing up is không lấy phí and easy. Simply go to lớn the Google Search Console trang web and clichồng on the ‘Start now’ button.

You can use your existing Google account to lớn sign in or create a new account.

Next, Google will prompt you to enter your trang web tên miền name. We recommend using the URL prefix option here as it’s easier to lớn verify.

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After choosing this option, use the HTML tag method khổng lồ verify your trang web & submit it to lớn Google. You simply need lớn clichồng on the HTML tag option khổng lồ expvà it, and then copy the code by clicking the ‘Copy’ button.

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Now there are multiple ways khổng lồ bởi vì add this code to your trang web. We will show you the two easiest methods, and you can choose one that best suits you.

1. Adding Verification Code in WordPress using All in One SEO

The easiest way to vì chưng this is using All in One SEO, which is the best WordPress SEO plugin on the market. It allows you to lớn optimize your trang web for tìm kiếm engines without learning any SEO jargon.

First, you need to lớn install và activate the All in One SEO plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how lớn install a WordPress plugin.

Next, you need khổng lồ visit the All in One SEO » General Settings » Webmaster Tools page & click on the Google Search Console option.

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After that, you need to paste the content value from your HTML meta tag inlớn the ‘Google Verification Code’ box. The part you want is the long string of numbers & letters.

Don’t forget lớn cliông chồng the ‘Save sầu Changes’ button at the top of the screen.

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2. Adding Verification Code in WordPress using Insert Headers and Footers

If you are not using the All in One SEO plugin, then you can use this method to add Google Search Console verification code to your WordPress site.

First, you need lớn install & activate the Insert Header and Footers plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how khổng lồ install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, go to lớn the Settings » Insert Headers & Footers page in your WordPress admin. Then, simply paste the whole HTML meta tag inlớn the ‘Scripts in Header’ box.

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Then, make sure you cliông xã the Save sầu button at the bottom of the page.

After adding the meta tag lớn your site through either method, go baông xã to Google Search Console & cliông xã the ‘Verify’ button for the HTML tag method.

You should now see a success message in Google Search Console to lớn let you know that your site has been verified.

If you need more help, kiểm tra out our step by step guide on adding your WordPress site to Google Search Console.

Creating an XML Sitemaps with All in One SEO

An XML sitemaps in WordPress is a danh sách of all the content on your trang web, including all your posts & pages. It helps search engine bots discover your content faster và start showing it in search results.

In the WordPress 5.5 update, XML sitemaps were added as a built-in feature. However, these sitemaps are very basic & can’t be easily customized.

We recommkết thúc using All in One SEO khổng lồ create your sitemaps.

All in One SEO is the complete WordPress SEO toolkit & includes a comprehensive sitemaps generator.

It allows you to lớn customize your XML sitemaps by excluding unnecessary or duplicate nội dung. They also have sầu powerful custom sitebản đồ for WooCommerce, news sitebản đồ, and Clip sitemaps. This gives you a bonus advantage in SEO as your business grows.

First, you need to lớn install & activate the All in One SEO plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how lớn install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, All in One SEO will automatically create your sitemap.

To view it, simply go to the All in One SEO » Sitemaps page in your WordPress admin. Then, cliông xã the ‘Open Sitemap’ button.

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You will then see the sitemaps index for your site. This link to lớn all the sitemaps that All in One SEO has created.

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Note: All in One SEO creates multiple sitemaps because it is best practice lớn split up large sitemaps. By using different sitemaps for different types of nội dung, your sitemaps will load quickly và be a manageable form size even as your trang web grows.

Please keep this page open or save the page URL as you will need it later in the tutorial.

If you want, you can click on any of the liên kết lớn see the content listed in each individual sitemaps. Here is the sitemaps for the pages on our chạy thử website.

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Add your XML Sitebản đồ to Google Search Console

Now that you have sầu generated your XML sitebản đồ, the next step is to help Google discover it quickly.

The easiest way to do that is by using the Google Search Console.

Simply login khổng lồ your Google Search Console tài khoản, and then click on the Sitemaps link in the left-hvà toolbar:

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Google Search Console has already put your trang web domain here. All you need to do is lớn type sitemaps.xml into lớn the box và cliông chồng the Submit button.

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Search Console should show you a message to lớn let you know the sitemaps has been successfully submitted. You will also see your website sitemaps in the ‘Submitted sitemaps’ menu.

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How to Submit Your Website lớn Bing, Yahoo, & DuckDuckGo

Google totally dominates the search engine market with a whopping 92% market nội dung. However, other search engines like Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo can still be a significant source of traffic for your trang web.

Submitting Your Website lớn Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo

To submit your trang web lớn Bing, you need lớn sign up for Bing Webmaster Tools.

Just cliông xã the Sign In button to lớn get started. Then, sign in using your Microsoft, Google, or Facebook trương mục.

Next, Bing will prompt you to lớn add your site. We recommover using the ‘Add your site manually’ option. It works reliably và doesn’t require you khổng lồ have verified your site with Google Search Console.

After that, simply enter your website’s domain name name (URL) then cliông chồng the ‘Add’ button.

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Next, you will see some verification method options. First, cliông chồng on the HTML Meta Tag method. This will open up the details. Then, clichồng the ‘Copy’ button to lớn copy the meta tag.

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The easiest way to lớn add the meta tag to your site is khổng lồ use All in One SEO. In your WordPress dashboard, go khổng lồ All in One SEO » General Settings » Webmaster Tools page.

Then, cliông xã on the Bing Webmaster Tools option.

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This will open up the box where you can enter the Bing verification code. This is the long string of numbers and letters that forms the nội dung value in the Bing meta tag.

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Alternatively, you can install the không tính phí Insert Header và Footers plugin for WordPress.

Upon activation, go khổng lồ the Settings » Insert Headers and Footers page in your WordPress admin. Then, simply paste the whole HTML meta tag into lớn the ‘Scripts in Header’ box.

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Don’t forget to lớn clichồng the ‘Save’ button further down the page.

After that, you need lớn return to Bing Webmaster Tools và clichồng the Verify button. You should see a success message lớn let you know your site has been added.

Next, cliông xã on the Sitemaps tab on the left-h& sidebar. Then, clichồng the ‘Submit sitemap’ button.

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You need lớn paste in the URL of the sitebản đồ index that All in One SEO created for you. This should be your domain name name with sitemap.xml at the kết thúc.

After that, just click the ‘Submit’ button.

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You will now see your sitebản đồ in the sitemap table in Bing Webmaster Tools.

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Your Site Will Also Appear in Yahoo & DuckDuckGo’s Search Results

Now that you have submitted your website lớn Bing, it has also been automatically submitted to lớn Yahoo.

DuckDuckGo also uses Bing’s search results. This means that by submitting your trang web khổng lồ Bing, you will also get it indexed on DuckDuckGo as well.

How khổng lồ Check if Your Website Has Been Indexed

The easiest way lớn check whether your website has been indexed is to lớn simply go lớn your chosen search engine’s homepage & type in site:yoursitename.com as the tìm kiếm term.

For ruby-forum.org website, we would type site:ruby-forum.org inlớn the search engine.

If your site has been indexed, then you should see a list of your nội dung. Your homepage will normally be at the top.

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This works for all popular search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, và DuckDuckGo.

Should You Use a Website Submission Service?

No, you should not use a trang web submission service lớn submit your WordPress blog or trang web lớn tìm kiếm engines.

There is no additional benefit khổng lồ using a website submission or tìm kiếm engine submission services. They charge you a premium fee khổng lồ do something that is free, and you can bởi vì it yourself.

More importantly, these submission services may submit your website khổng lồ spammy sources which may harm your website’s SEO.

Troubleshooting và FAQs about Submitting Your Website khổng lồ Search Engines

Since ruby-forum.org is the largest không tính tiền WordPress resource site, we have sầu heard just about every question related khổng lồ this topic. Here are some common problems and FAQs we hear about submitting your site to lớn search engines.

1. How long will it take for my site khổng lồ appear in search engines?

It could take several days or several weeks for your trang web to lớn appear in search engines.

It is up to lớn tìm kiếm engines to lớn index your site. You cannot force Google or any tìm kiếm engine to index your site faster.

However, you should follow our instructions above sầu lớn help tìm kiếm engines find your site as easily as possible. Getting plenty of backlink to your site can also help tốc độ up the process.

2. I submitted my website but it isn’t showing up in tìm kiếm engines?

First, check that your site is visible lớn tìm kiếm engines. In your WordPress admin, go to lớn the Settings » Reading page and make sure that the box ‘Discourage search engines from indexing this site’ is not checked.

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If the box is checked, then it is stopping tìm kiếm engines from crawling your WordPress site. Simply uncheck it then clichồng the ‘Save Changes’ button.

If this setting is correct, then you simply need khổng lồ be patient. It can take a day or so for Google Search Console to process your sitebản đồ.

3. My site is listed on search engines but I am not getting any traffic?

If you are not getting traffic khổng lồ your site, then that could be because it is ranking very low in search engine results. You should use All in One SEO lớn get detailed recommendations about your site’s SEO (search engine optimization).

In particular, it’s important lớn use keyword appropriately in your site’s nội dung.

You can also use these keywords retìm kiếm tools lớn write more SEO optimized content, & implement our 27 proven tips lớn increase your trang web traffic.

4. How can I submit my trang web to tìm kiếm engines for free?

All the methods we have sầu covered above are không tính phí. We recommkết thúc that you vị not pay to have your site submitted to tìm kiếm engines.

It is không tính phí lớn create accounts with Google Search Console & Bing Webmaster Tools. Neither of these charges any money.

5. How vì tìm kiếm engines find my site?

Search engines use automated software to lớn constantly look through the web for new website pages. This software is often called: tìm kiếm bots, web crawler, or spider. The process of looking for new pages is called ‘crawling’.

The website crawler goes through link to lớn find new pages. This is why an XML sitebản đồ is so important. It has links lớn all the content on your site và information about them that the web crawler can underst&.

6. Is there a submissions site menu I can use?

You don’t need lớn worry about submitting to lots of search engines. The most important one is Google.

Once you have sầu submitted your site lớn Google, it’s a good idea khổng lồ also submit it to lớn Bing. This helps Yahoo và DuckDuckGo find your site too.

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The other search engines you should consider submitting lớn are local ones. For instance, you could submit your trang web to Yandex if you want to get more visitors from Russia.

7. How do I trachồng trang web traffic coming from Search Engines?

The easiest way to traông chồng tìm kiếm engine traffic is by using MonsterInsights. It is the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress and allows you to see where your users are coming from, what pages they are viewing, and what they bởi while on your trang web.

For detailed instructions, follow our step by step guide on how lớn install Google Analytics in WordPress.

We hope this article helped you learn how khổng lồ submit your website lớn tìm kiếm engines. You may also want to see our guide on the best gmail sale services to lớn connect with your visitors after they leave your site, and our expert menu of the best WordPress plugins for all websites.

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