SEO Myth #2 – Search Engine Submission

Have you submitted your website to a search engine?  Have you been told that this is part of an effective SEO program?  Are you missing out by not having done a proper submission to the various search engines?

Of course not.

Back in the day (late 90’s/early 2000’s) search engines wanted website owners to let them know about your website in order for them to essentially put you on the list of websites/webpages to index and keep track of going forward.  As the World Wide Web expanded at an ever-increasing rate, this process became unwieldy for them to handle; and adding to this issue, a large percentage of the submissions the search engines were receiving were spam in nature.

Today, search engines still do have a manual process that you can participate in, but it seems that those pages are ignored.  Search engines want things as ‘natural’ as possible.  That means they want to find your website/webpages almost by accident by crawling other webpages and ‘finding’ a link connected to your site.

Now once they’ve found your website, having them comeback again and again so that they believe you are important and relevant is another story altogether – but that is where Advanced Web Solution has proven to be a valuable partner in regards to Search Engine Optimization for a number of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph companies.

Go ahead and let us proven it to you.

If you would like to read more on some popular SEO myths, please take a minute to read these additional SEO blog entries on the topic:

Myth #1: Meta Tags are extremely important to your rankings

Myth #2: Search Engine Submission is the best way to let the search engines know who you are

Myth #3: Paid Search participation will help your Organic rankings

Myth #4: Ignore Google – Black Hat SEO works

Myth #5: More websites means more ways to entice prospective customers

Myth #6: I have a website so now people will find my business

Myth #7: My company name is 1st on Google so my site is optimized

Myth #8: My web designer Optimized my website so I’m good to go

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