Common Questions & Answers
Does my web site need to be submitted to Google in order to be indexed and listed?
In order for your web site to be found on the major search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN, your web site does not need to be submitted. These search engines are known as meta crawlers, and will ultimately discover your web site all on their own.
However, all these search engines do operate a submissions mechanism whereby you can request that the URL of your web site be added to the list of URL's to be indexed. Submitting your web site URL to the major search engines in this way can reduce the waiting period for your site to be indexed.
To which search engines should I submit my web site?
There are a small number of core databases (indexes) that are used and shared by the better known search engines, and search services. For example, both AOL, and ASK, both use the Google index.
Therefore, ensuring that your site is correctly submitted to Google means that there are a number of search engines where your site will be listed in the search results. On the web there are also many other smaller, lesser known or used search engines. Often these smaller search engines have some specialisation, or focus.
Our search engine submissions services ensure that your web sites are correctly submitted to all these search engines, both major and minor, where it's appropriate for your web site.
I'm struggling to get my web site listed on the ODP (DMOZ). Will you help?
We take great care in effectively submitting your web site URL to the ODP (Open Directory Project, or DMOZ). This is a manually edited directory in which it is notoriously difficult to get listed. More often than not, the reason listings are rejected by the ODP editors, is that the submission did not conform to the directory submission guidelines, and/or submission was to the wrong category.
Our submissions experts are fully familiarised with the ODP submission guidelines, and will ensure correct submission of your web site to the directory, and to the correct category for the subject of your web site.
How long will it take for my site to show up Google?
Google continually crawls the web indexing web pages. It does this by simply following links on the pages it finds, and indexing the new pages, and reindexing old ones. It's impossible to say how long it will take to find and index your web pages, it could be anything from a 24 hours, to 6 weeks. However, we usually find most sites begin to appear within 10 - 14 days after submission to Google.