How to submit your site to a search engine?

Have you launched your new site and want to submit your site to a search engine?

How to submit your site to a search engine

In this digital age, having a strong online presence is important for businesses and individuals alike and a website will help you to ensure your online presence. It helps to increase your business and also sales.

After creating a website, you need to submit your site to a search engine to increase visibility and attract organic traffic. This step is the first step of SEO. After submitting the site to a search engine, users can easily access your website if the site gets ranked to the user’s desired keyword.

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of submitting your site to popular search engines such as Google and Bing. By following these step-by-step instructions, you’ll not only ensure that your website is easily discoverable but also set the stage for long-term success in the competitive online landscape.

So, let’s dive in to submit your site to a search engine.

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Why submit your site to a search engine?

Submitting a website to a search engine helps ensure that the search engine’s web crawlers or spiders are aware of your website’s existence and can index its pages appropriately. 

Indexing improves website visibility to users who use those search engines to find information. If your website isn’t indexed, it won’t appear in search results, and potential visitors won’t be able to find it easily.

Many search engines offer tools for webmasters to track the performance of their websites in search results. By submitting your site, you can gain access to these tools and analytics, which can help you understand how users are finding and interacting with your site.

Overall, submitting your website to search engines is an important and mandatory step for SEO to ensure that the site is discoverable and accessible to users searching for relevant information online.

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How to submit your site to a search engine?

Submitting a website to a search engine is not hard. If you have technical knowledge or are a fresher, this article is for you.

There are many search engines available and Google and Bing are popular. In this tutorial, I will show you how to submit your site to Google and Bing search engines. So follow the steps.

Submit your site to Google.

To index your site on Google you need to submit the site to Google Search Console(GSC). You need a Google account to submit your site on Google. 

To submit your site, go to and select your Google account from the top right.

Now you will see two options to provide your domain name. If you want to submit your domain with all the subdomains, the first option is for you. The first option requires DNS verification.

Google console property type

Besides if you want to index only a specific domain or subdomain, the second option is for you. This option allows you to verify the site with multiple methods

Here I use the first option that is perfect for any platform’s website. So provide your domain name and click on continue.

Now you will see a popup with verification instructions. If your domain is connected with popular platforms like Godaddy, Bluehost, CloudFlare etc. you will see individual instructions. Otherwise, you will see instructions for any DNS provider.

You can verify your ownership by TXT or CNAME record which you want. Now go to your domain control panel >> DNS record. Now Add a new TXT or CNAME record by copying the information from the console popup. Once done, save the DNS records.

Gsc verification

Now back to the Console and click on the “Verify” button. You will see a success message if you verify the ownership perfectly. 


After verifying the ownership, we need to submit the sitemap. If you use WordPress, you need to install an SEO plugin to generate a sitemap. Besides, if you use other platforms like Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, etc, you just need to add ‘sitemap.xml‘ at the end of your domain. Basically, the sitemap looks like “

Now go to the Console dashboard and click on Sitemap from the left menu. Now provide your sitemap URL and submit it. 

gsc sitemap

You will see a success message with the number of discovered URLs if everything is ok. If you face any error, you need to fix it to index the site.

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Submit your site to Bing.

Bing is a popular search engine from Microsoft. Submitting the website to the Bing webmaster is also easy. 

Go to and click on “Get Started” to sign in there. You can use Google, Microsoft and Facebook accounts to sign in. After signing in you will see two options to add a site to Bing Webmaster. You can easily import your site from Google Search Console if your site is already submitted on GSC. This process is easy and you do not need any verification.

Bing two methods

Another method is adding the site manually. I hope you are able to import the site easily from Google Console. That’s why here I will show you the manual process. 

Now provide your website domain address to the field and click on the “Add” button.

add site to bing webmaster

Now you will get 3 methods to verify your domain. Here I use the HTML Meta Tag method for verification. Just copy the code and paste it to your website <head> tag or header. Once done, back to the verification methods and click on verify.

bing place code and submit

After verification, you will see a success message. Now let’s submit the sitemap. Go to your webmaster dashboard and you will see the sitemap tab on the left menu. Click on it and submit your website sitemap.

bing verification successfull
bing sitemap submission

So we have successfully submitted our site and sitemap to the Bing webmaster tool.

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Final Thought

Online presence is very important for any business owner or individual. Most of the people depend on online to get any information. That’s why, after launching a new site, you must submit the site to a search engine for organic traffic.

If you submit your site to a search engine, a search engine crawler comes to your site and keeps your information updated to visitors on search results.

We already know how to submit your website to a search engine. There are many search engines there but Google is one of the most popular platforms. So after submitting the site to Google, you can submit the site to other search engines to get more traffic.

I hope you read the full article and are able to submit your site to a search engine. If you face any issues, let us know via the comment box. Continue reading more tutorials from the blog.

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