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Going to the old page of www.google.com/addurl forwards you to this url
And you have to type the "squiggly letters" into the box below.
Like most people here, I don't even bother to submit anymore. Just let my site and new pages get picked up through the links.
Surprised they waited so long to do this. Some blackhat SEO somewhere must have ticked them off lately.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 4:02 pm (utc) on May 4, 2005]
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What purpose does the submit url facility serve:
- Pacify non SE savvy webmasters?
- Worry SEOs that they may be doing the wrong thing?
- Brand ie G looks like an old style (recognised) SE?
Can't think of any other reasons.
More likely to stop auto submitting programs that "guarantee submission to over 100 search engines." - after all they only guarantee submission - they dont care that the search engine might do nothing with it.
Some of them you pay more to get a submission every month ;)
Wonder if it someones job to read the comments with the submission.
Whoo - hoo I am a Senior - cut off point must be 650
Second, and more important, it serves a useful placebo function, i.e., when someone says, "I just made my first website, how do I get it in Google?" it's easier to send them to a form instead of explaining about linkage, etc. Some webmasters may even find it on their own, further reducing the inflow of questions.
Second, and more important, it serves a useful placebo function, i.e., when someone says, "I just made my first website, how do I get it in Google?" it's easier to send them to a form instead of explaining about linkage, etc.
Bingo! My brother told me he had just started a new business, got a domain and his son was going to build the website.
I offered help via a few links from sites to get it crawled quickly, and he responded with "No worries. Google has this page where you submit your site and then you're good to go. I would have thought you knew about that."
I did. I banned G from my site via robots & apache for more than a week since I was changing it completely and I wake up this week to see it with "Sorry, no information is available for the URL..."
I 301-d the main categories but it maybe too late for this round. yesterday GB got about 1000 non-existing files since I couldn't 301 them (changed case and added a - instead of space).
Do I need to have a re-include request, or just wait a week or so? I have plenty of links to my site..
you submit your site and then you're good to go.
Now, that would be cool.
I would have countered with "Actually, you build your site, get a few quality inbound links like DMOZ and Yahoo, someday get rankings in Google, then your site will disappear in a sea of adsense driven scrapers with higher PR."
Really, I'm telling any newbie friends to get in Yahoo, search with Teoma, and forget Google existed.
It may not help, but why not cover all bases. You can wait and see if/when it spiders, or you can put it in the que yourself. Maybe they are taking their submits more seriously now?
GG addressed this issue. He said something to the effect that if they find it via the url submit it isnt given the same weight as finding it via a link. Anyone know the thread that was in?