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Old 29th February 2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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My site is still in the developmental stage, but I am planning on opening for operation within the next few weeks. My question is, how often can you submit your site to search engines to increase ranks before you get penalized and removed? How long does it take before my site appears on search results?

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Old 29th February 2008, 05:24 AM   #2
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Practically you do not need to submit your site to search engines at all as the better practise will be promote your site thru links which will increase your PR too. Anyway you should sumbit your sitemap (not a site) to search engines only once. They will start to crawl your site anyway and depending the frequency of new content they can do it several times in a day.
This does not mean that you are visible in top position immediatly with desired keywords.
It has been taken for me around 24 hours after I have posted new article to get search engine traffic to it as I use RSS feed and actively market my site. For static sites it has been usually week-two.

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Old 29th February 2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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Submitting won't do anything to increase your rankings. All it does (at best) is to get the search engines to take a look at your pages.

Once your pages are in a search engine's index, resubmitting to that search engine has no effect, positive or negative (other than wasting your time).


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Old 3rd March 2008, 10:52 AM   #4

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I found that submitting to search engines once is all it takes - if you keep doing it they will see it as you spanning them. You might also want to make a site map for google and yahoo to indedx all your pages better - it works great especially if you update a lot of content...

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Old 19th May 2008, 02:28 PM   #5

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1st) Submitting your website to a search engine won't raise your rankings.

Manage your sitemap from within Google webmaster tools, and only re-submit your xml sitemap when you change your links, etc.

To gain higher positions, link building is one of the best ways of doing it, along with having a properly SEOed page/s.

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Old 5th June 2008, 10:21 PM   #6

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Install a blog to your site, write a posting every few days. Open an account on feedburner add your site and it will do the work for you.

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I submitted to 'hundreds of sites' service, but it's funny that MSN wouldn't acknowledge me in a search today.

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Old 8th June 2008, 08:40 AM   #8
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Also be careful with search engine submission services or software. I used to use WebCEO to submit new sites to 50-60 search engines all at once, but the amount of spam you will start receiving due to the submission process is rediculous. Maybe others have had better experiences, but thought I'd throw that out...

So, to recap, don't submit your site through the traditional submission forms. Start building links to your new site in forum signatures, blog comments, etc. and SE's will find your site in no time. You'll also want to utilize Google's Webmaster Central and Yahoo's Site Explorer to manage your sitemap feeds, your robot.txt file, and in general, keep tabs on your site's status in those two major search engines.

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Old 9th June 2008, 06:29 AM   #9

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In my view submitting to a website is of no use anymore .For fast indexing article submission or getting back link from any popular website is the best way.

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Old 10th June 2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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Agreed with all above, no need to waste time submitting to main SEs. Instead, submit sites to directories. I've found this to be somewhat beneficial, you may find others on this forum suggest not to submit to directories though. I honestly don't know which is best.

Links from PR3+ sites will get your pages indexed right away.

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