Search engine submission is the act of submitting a site or web page to be indexed by search engines. Submitting a URL to search engines to get indexed can take up to a month. Commonly, search engine submission is done using Google Webmaster Tools or Bing Webmaster Tools.
Search engines do not require manual submission for a website to be found and indexed, however among the reasons why a website should be manually submitted to search engines we have:
Bing and Google have not used their URL submission tools since 2018. The current way to submit a website to these search engines is to submit the sitemap. There are other search engines such as DuckDuckGo and Yahoo, to which it is not necessary to submit the website.
The website map can usually be found at the following address:
If the sitemap is not on any of those sites, the robots.txt file should be consulted at the address “anewwebsite.com/robots.txt”. On many pages and websites, the sitemap is located here.
If you cannot find it on any of these sites, it is possible that there is no sitemap, and you must create one before continuing.
With the above resolved, the official ways to submit your website to search engines:
The sitemap is an XML file where the pages of a website are listed. Once the site map is located, as explained in the previous question, the following step is carried out:
Open Google Search Console and select sitemaps in the Index part and type or copy and paste the URL of the sitemap and select submit.
If you have multiple sitemaps, this process should be repeated for each one.
For this to be done, the site must have been added and verified in GSC (Google Search Console)
If you want to send only an individual page to Google, in the Search Console, you paste the URL of the page you want to index in the URL inspection part. If it is not indexed, GSC will give the message "The URL is not in Google." The option Request indexing is selected so that it is tracked. If it is indexed, the message will be "URL is in Google," and nothing else needs to be done, although it is convenient in these cases to request a reindexing, especially when new content has been added.
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