Benefits Of Submitting A Budding Website To Search Engines

September 12, 2023 | Advanced SEO

If you are the owner of a budding website, you must be thrilled to see it appear in search results. And we all know the importance of SEO to achieve that.

So, you must have optimized your content for search engines by targeting the right keywords.

It is also expected that you have implemented on and off-page optimization to your web pages.

That’s Great!

But do you know what is a more basic thing?

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First, the search engines need to know your website’s existence. Then only the bots will crawl and index your web pages, without which you cannot rank for any search intent.

Do You Need To Submit A Website To Search Engines?

Well, the answer to the above question is both No and Yes.

Search engine bots do not depend on manual submission for crawling. They are intelligent enough to crawl web pages and follow links found on those web pages.

If they find valuable information by following a link, they decide to index that web page.

So, crawlers are self-sufficient to find new web pages as far as those web pages are linked to from other web pages.

Submit website to search engines

But another fact is that most of the new websites do not have a solid backlink profile.

Hence, submitting your budding website to search engines is essential and will bring you the following benefits.

Benefits Of Search Engine Submission

As discussed above, search engine submission is optional.

But it is essential for new websites to submit sites to search engines to let them know their existence and draw the following benefits,

Ensures Placidity

Submitting a website to search engines does not take much time and effort. So, a new website should be submitted to search engines to avoid the risk of crawlers not finding it.

Keeps Bots Informed

Website submission ensures that crawlers are well-informed about any updates in your web page content.

Provides Improvement Opportunities

You get access to a few free tools if you submit your website to search engines like Bing and Google. That, in turn, provides you with opportunities to improve your website further.  

How To Submit Websites To Search Engines?

If you want to submit your website to search engines, the first thing you need is a sitemap.

Sitemap is the XML file on your server that describes your most important web pages to search engines. 

Submitting your sitemap to search engines lets them know your existence.

If you do not have a site map, then you can create one using RankWatch’s XML Sitemap Generator Tool for free.

The tool provides you with a sitemap that can scan up to five hundred web pages of your website domain.

RankWatch XML sitemap generator tool

A sitemap URL on your server typically looks like the followings,

Sitemap URL structure


Sitemap URL structure

Once your sitemap is ready, you need to submit it to the search engines.

How to Submit Websites To Google?

Sitemap submission to Google Search Console is necessary to make the search engine recognize a new website.

Only you have to follow the simple steps mentioned below,

  1. Click on the ‘Sitemaps’ icon from the menu provided on the left-hand side of the page.
  2. Next, you need to copy your sitemap URL and paste it into the box provided in the ‘Add a new sitemap’ section.Submitting sitemap to Google Search Console
  3. Finally, you need to click on the ‘SUBMIT’ button.

Suppose your website is old, and you have added a new web page to it.

Now, if you only want to submit that new web page to Google, you first need to ensure that the page has a proper static URL.

Google ignores hashes, which is why avoiding dynamic URLs is advisable.

In case your web page’s URL is a dynamic one, you need to convert it to a static one first using a reliable tool.

RankWatch’s free URL Rewriting Tool lets you convert your dynamic URL into static in the blink of an eye.

RankWatch URL Rewriting Tool

Once your web page’s static URL is ready, you need to submit the URL to Google Search Console by following a few simple steps,

Copy your web page’s full URL and paste it into the URL Inspection Tool of Google Search Console.

  1. As it is a new web page URL, the tool will show the warning, ‘URL is not on Google.’
  2. Click on the ‘REQUEST INDEXING’ button to request Google to crawl and index the web page.URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console
  3. You will get the ‘URL is on Google’ confirmation once Google indexes the page.

URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console

How to Submit Your Website To Bing?

To submit a new website to Bing, you need to submit your sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools by following the simple steps mentioned below,

  1. Click on the ‘Sitemaps’ icon from the menu provided on the left-hand side of the page.
  2. Click on the ‘Submit sitemap’ button at the page’s top right-hand corner.
  3. A window will appear.Submitting sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools
  4. Next, you need to copy your sitemap URL and paste it into the box provided under the ‘Submit sitemap’ section.
  5. Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button.

An additional benefit of submitting your website sitemap URL to Bing is that it automatically gets submitted to the Yahoo search engine without any extra effort.

How to Submit Your Website To Yandex?

If you wish to submit your budding site to the Yandex search engine, you first need to verify your website on Yandex’s Webmaster Tools.

After the verification is done, you need to follow the below steps,

  1. Click on the left arrow of the ‘Indexing’ icon from the menu provided on the left-hand side of the page.
  2. It will provide you with an additional drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the ‘Sitemap files’ icon available in the drop-down menu.
  4. A window will appear.Submitting sitemap to Yandex’s Webmaster Tools
  5. Next, you need to copy your sitemap URL and paste it into the box provided under the ‘Add Sitemap file’ section.
  6. Finally, click on the ‘Add’ button.

How to Check If a Website Is Indexed By Google?

The easiest way to check whether Google indexes your website is to type ‘’ into Google.

Checking website indexing using Google search engine

However, to become more assured, you can use Google Search Console to check whether your website or a particular web page is indexed.

Just follow the below steps to accomplish that,

  1. Click on the ‘Pages’ icon under the ‘Indexing’ section from the menu provided on the left-hand side of the page.‘Pages’ icon under the ‘Indexing’ section in Google Search Console
  2. It will open the coverage report.
  3. Next, you need to click on the ‘Indexed’ tab.Indexed tab GSC Coverage report
  4. It will show the entire list of indexed web pages on your website.

However, if you want to avoid going through so many steps but want to be assured that Google has indexed your website or particular web pages, we can offer you an authentic ready-made solution. 

RankWatch offers you the Google Index Checker Tool for free.

RankWatch’s Google Index Checker Tool

  1. Simply enter the URL of your website or the particular web page you want to check for Google indexing in the box provided under the ‘Enter URL’ tab.
  2. Next, click on the ‘Check Site Index’ button.
  3. The tool will provide you with the indexation status of the entered URL in a breeze.


The first and most essential step towards ranking in search results is letting the crawlers know your site exists.

However, it is not mandatory to submit a site to search engines.

But, avoiding site submission comes with the risk that search engines can prevent your new website from crawling due to a weaker backlink profile.

Hence, it is safe to manually submit your site to search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex, etc., to ensure crawling and indexing of your site.

Moreover, whenever you update your web page content, it is a healthy practice to resubmit the web page for indexing to let the bots know that new content is available.

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