Is Search Engine Submission Necessary?

Yes, submitting your website to the search engines is a must. You only need to do this once, submitting your website more than once will not help or get your site crawled any quicker or more often.

Most search engines crawl and index pages by following links. Using this logic, a single inbound link from any already-indexed page will identify your page to the search engine. Subsequently, if that page links to any other pages within your site, they will also be indexed… and so on. So in addition to submitting your website to search engines you also need to have inbound links.

For this reason, inbound linking is very important. In fact, acquiring back-links may be the most important of SEO. In theory though, a website owner shouldn’t have to ’scout’ or ‘hunt’ for links. If the presented content is of interest, useful, and/or important, there is a natural tendency among web users to link to information.