Getting Listed in Google without Submitting Your Website

(PRWEB) April 5, 2005

Regarding its indexing process, Google says: “We add thousands of new sites to our index each time we crawl the Web, but if you like, you may submit your URL as well. Submission is not necessary and does not guarantee inclusion in our index. Given the large number of sites submitting URLs, it’s likely your pages will be found in an automatic crawl before they make it into our index through the URL submission form.”

We can therefore draw two conclusions:

1. Submitting your site does not guarantee inclusion.

2. Most pages are found and indexed automatically, when the Googlebot spider crawls the web.

Google has also made it clear that a page is given more importance when it is found through an automatic crawl. This can be easily verified when we consider how Google’s PageRank system works: when page A links to page B, part of page A’s PageRank trickles down to page B, increasing page B’s PageRank (and, therefore, its importance). A manually submitted page will not enjoy this benefit.

Now that you know that manual submission is neither necessary nor the best way to go, what can you do to help Google find your pages? There are a couple of ways.

Beware The Blog! Literally, there has been an explosion of Internet web logs (or “blogs” as they are often referred as). A web log is simply an online journal in which you can write entries every day on any topic you like. You can also invite participation from others in your blog. There are many well-established blogs on the web for just about every subject under the sun. Just do a search for the blog of your interest, i.e. “gaming blogs”. Find a blog that allows group participation and matches your own website content. Then post your entries to that blog, along with a link to your website. In no time flat, Googlebot (and other search engine spiders) will find you. Blogs just happen to be gourmet spider food these days. Search engines will often crawl these sites daily.