Thursday, September 2, 2010

Submit your new website to Google? Not necessarily.

The question came up on @chrisbrogan's popular blog....

Do we need to submit our new websites and blogs to Google? I've made a lot of sites and I never submit them to Google for inclusion in their directory. But any person's experience does not make a "should" or a "fact", right?

So, I sent this message to a few very highly respected SEO people on Twitter:
"Is it necessary to submit your website to Google for inclusion in the index?"

Here are the answers:

1. @MattCutts (Google rep) - usually not. We primarily discover websites via inbound links though, so if your site has none, then consider 

2.  @jillwhalen: not for the past 10 yrs or so

3. @Mitch_M: Nope; that's always been there. You can do it if you want, I'm just saying that if you don't they'll find it.

4. @dannysullivan: greg you prob don't need to submit to google. but submitting your home page won't hurt!

5. @seoidiot:  wtf - erm, no that would be a silly thing to do

Greg Cryns
Website Design and Promotion

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