How To Submit Site to Search Engines? ~ The Blog Doctor.

How To Submit Site to Search Engines?

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To submit your blog/site to other Search Engines............
you should know that there are free submissions and paid submissions. Copy and paste the following URLs to the address bar of your browser to go there and submit your site to them.

For Yahoo go here. It is free but you need to have a Yahoo account which is also free. After logging in to click on "My Yahoo" button just under the Yahoo name.

This will take you to a customised My Yahoo page. Scroll down it and click on "+ Add Content link right at the bottom of the page in the center. On the Add Content page click on "Add RSS by URL' link next to the Find button. In the text box add the link for your blog's RSS feed url. In Beta Blogger this is :

Add the name of your blog instead of 'yourblogname' above. Click Add. This will add the content of your blog to Yahoo and its spiders will visit your blog more often.

Add your site to Yahoo Site Explorer by going to :

For MSN go here. This is also free.

For Open Directory dmoz. go here. This is also free but you will have to drill down into all the directories until you find the end directory for your subject. Then submit site URL.

For SearchIt go here. This is also free.

For Exalead go here.

For JDGO go here.

For Mixcat Directory go here.

For IceRocket go here.

For free Website Directory go here.

For Walhello go here.

For AllFreeThings go here.

For Aeiwi go here.

For AddUrlFree go here.

For Sahfor go here.

For Vxbox go here.

For ExactSeek go here.

For All the Web go here.

For Altavista go here.

For Scrub the Web go here.

For Sympatico go here.

For True Search go here.

For Lycos go here.

For Ask Jeeves go here.

To make your site more friendly to the search engine robots limit the content of you web page to 100k. Large Web pages rarely do well in search engines usually because of keyword saturation so be on the safe side and insure your Web page is robot friendly to all major search engines.

Your Title tags should contain maximum of 60 characters. These are the characters between <TITLE> and </TITLE> at the top of your template. The Meta Description Tag at the top of your template should contain keywords and keyword phrases that are important to your site. This tag is of this form :

<META NAME="Description" CONTENT="Describe your website" />

There should be 150 characters maximum included in "Describe your website". The Meta Keywords Tag contains keywords and keyword phrases that are important to your site. The recommended maximum number of characters for this tag is 874. This tag is of the following format and is also placed at the top of your template :

<META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="Your main keywords seperated by commas" />

Do not repeat the keywords placed as that is considered as spamming by the search engines.

METATAGS GENERATORS which generate the tags based on your input are located here :

Just input your blog name and keywords and click Generate.


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this guide. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a dummy when it comes these things. I haven't read all the pages yet though. I can't say I understand everything , but guide this has helped so much.

Juliet C. Sallette said...

This was very helpful. Thanks for simplifying this process for the new blogger. You should feel proud that you are educating the masses and taking the mystery out of blogging. Keep up the good work and know that your efforts are sincerely appreciated by one and all.

Juliet C. Sallette

vin said...

Thanks Juliet, for your kind words.

Brad Marston said...


at what point if ever does it make sense to pay money for submission to search engines or to pay for SEO?



vin said...


At the point it fits your budget! :-)

Jornica said...

In order to authenticate (verify) your site, you can also include a meta tag in your site's home page

Anonymous said...

Thank you. This information helped me

Planet Atul said...

simply great

By Planet Atul

Gita Madhu said...

Thanks, Vin.
I know you've made every effort to spoon food us dummies and I've managed to submit my site to a lot of the search engines you've listed.
Now I have to wrap my brain around your words of wisdom about meta tags.
Gita (

jwmichael said...

I am having trouble getting my settings to save. this is what i am getting.

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The markup in the document following the root element must be well-formed.

Thanks for your help.

Vin said...


What are you pasting in the template? DO NOT PASTE CLASSIC TEMPLATE CODE IN LAYOUTS>

Also see Error Messages in Blogger Templates.

Alana said...

Vin, thanks, I've been struggling for ages to get my blog noticed. I've just read your instructions and I'm about to start.

Grace said...

You Rock!! Great info and not difficult to navigate around. Can I feature you in my blog?? I am sure a bunch of people would appreciate your information.


Kimbers867 said...

I am getting the following error message:

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "".

I could not make heads or tails out of it.

According to my template I am using XHTML.


Vin said...


Just add a slash at the end of your metatag like this :

<meta..... />

kharis said...

thanks , your blog can help me more. keep blogging 4 share your tips and tricks. I have a question for you. How to show the comment box like this? I really leke your comment box

Vin said...


Login at Then go to Settings---->Comments--->Comment Form Placement---->Check 'Embedded below Post' and save settings.

Franck LOUIS-MARIE said...

That's a killer, Bravo!!!!!!!!

fire6113 said...

gday there

I have to say thanks for pointing onto this blog from the post I made in the forum it has answered my questions on how to get my blog out to the search engines as I am finding it was a lot diffent to a normal website. But after reading bits of this blogs it has helped me get it out there and worked :) Has also bookmarked this blog if I never need any more help.

Ya the man and thanks again for your help

mysteries of the world said...

hey ur explainin is awesome but how to know whether the sites are published to the search engines or not....?how do u check them...?

Vin said...

mysteries of the world,

Each Search engine has it's own :

Add blog to Google Webmaster Tools to see how it is crawled by Google.

For Yahoo and MSN :

Add blog to Yahoo Site Explorer.

Add Blog to MSN Webmaster.

Alan A said...

Hey Vin,

Going to add our sites to Yahoo & MSN now. There is some confusion as to what feed url to use. Above you show ""
but in various posts, you show these two as well...

Not sure which is the correct feed. Also, Yahoo asks to paste a meta tag in my template to verify my site. Is that ok?


Vin said...

Alan A,

In Settings------>Site Feed for your blog blog you can set the feed to 'short' or 'full'.

If you put 'default' at the end of the feed url it goes to whatever you have chosen automatically otherwise you put 'full' or 'short'.

You can put in the Yahoo Authentication metatag.

Alan A said...


Can you tell me which feed to use? In your post you say...

" (or default)

But in forums you've said this too...

Should I use both when submitting to search engines? Thanks.

Vin said...

Alan A,

If the search engine asks for a RSS feed use the second URL.

The first URL is of the ATOM feed of the blog.

May Thandar Win said...

It's really helpful...all info that I want at one go... Thanks!

webseotutorials said...

Forgot about some of those resources. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of all the sites that my blog can be submitted to.
This is a great post that every site owner who is serious about search engine optimization should read.

Release Revolution said...

Thanks for sharing !

ellastica said...

what about for firefox?
also is there a way to register with google? or are they two diffrent things?
so cluesless! help!

Vin said...


You can submit blog to Google .

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