Submit your website to the most popular search engines and directories

Search engines :

– Google Submit, 5.1 billion of visits per month
– Yahoo Submit, 1 billion of visits per month,
– Baidu Submit, 410 million of visits per month
– Bing Submit, 180 million of visits per month,
– Yandex Add URL, 3 million of visits per month,

The main search engine where you have to submit your website is of course Google, it’s still the best and the most popular search service of the Internet. Then come Yahoo. And Bing which is far away from the leader.

Google has also a different version with each language :

– Google.co.uk, United Kingdom, 480 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.br, Brazil, 450 million of visits per month,
– Google.co.in, India, 430 million of visits per month,
– Google.fr, France, 300 million of visits per month,
– Google.de, Germany, 280 million of visits per month,
– Google.co.jp, Japan, 260 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.tr, Turkey, 250 million of visits per month,
– Google.ru, Russia, 250 million of visits per month,
– Google.ca, Canada, 250 million of visits per month,
– Google.it, Italy, 200 million of visits per month,
– Google.es, Spain, 180 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.mx, Mexico, 180 million of visits per month,
– Google.pl, Poland, 180 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.au, Australia, 125 million of visits per month,
– Google.co.id, Indonesia, 110 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.ar, Argentina, 100 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.pk, Pakistan, 100 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.vn, Vietnam, 100 million of visits per month,
– Google.ro, Romania, 96 million of visits per month,
– Google.nl, Netherlands, 89 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.ua, Ukraine, 74 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.co, Colombia, 68 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.tw, Taiwan, 63 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.ph, Philipines, 63 million of visits per month,
– Google.be, Belgium, 48 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.eg, Egypt, 45 million of visits per month,
– Google.co.za, South Africa, 43 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.hk, Hong Kong, 36 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.sg, Singapore, 32 million of visits per month,
– Google.co.kr, South Korea, 32 million of visits per month,
– Google.com.sa, Saudi Arabia, 31 million of visits per month,
– Google.co.th, Thailand, 31 million of visits per month,
– Google.co.ve, Venezuela, 31 million of visits per month,
– Etc…

It is a total of 9.9 billion of visits per month and just with the Google websites. It is also inplemented into big communities like Facebook, which has 4.25 billion of visits per month. And in dozen of millions of websites and blogs that use Google Search as an integrated search engine (combined to Google Adsense).

To submit an xml sitemap with Google, you can use the Google Search Console.

Yahoo is used by :

– Yahoo.co.jp, 210 million of visits per month,
– Duckduckgo, 22 million of visits per month,
– Lycos, 350 thousand of visits per month,
– Yahoo.fr, 210 thousand of visits per month,
– Yahoo.co.uk, 98 thousand of visits per month,
– Yahoo.com.br, 65 thousand of visits per month,
– Yahoo.com.de, 55 thousand of visits per month,
– Altavista, 19 thousand of visits per month,

So, Google network has pratically ten times more visit than Yahoo network. It’s a real problem because if your site gets banned or gets a penalty with Google, it could be dead for a long while. Google has crushed all the concurrence with its excellent algorithm over the 15 last years. And each year, the algorithm is more complex. Google will litteraly stop to index pages if their quality is no good enough.

While Bing is used by :

– Live, 480 million of visits per month,
– Msn, 180 million of visits per month,

There is not a lot of search engines, comparing to 10 or 15 years ago. Most of them have been bought by Google and Yahoo. Or they have disappeared. So you don’t really have to submit your website to a search engine, except Google. But there is no obligation too, you can just comment articles on the web, with your URL in the profile, and the Google Bot will find it.

There is no need to submit your site to the Excite, Lycos, AOL, Duckduckgo and Altavista search engines, as they use other engines to generate their results. They don’t have their own system. At the best, they will compile the results of different engines and directories.

Directories :

– DMOZ Suggest, 230 thousand of visits per month,
– Ezilon, 49 thousand of visits per month, ($69 once),
– Best of the Web, 16 thousand of visits per month, ($149/y),
Pegasus, 5 thousand of visits per month,
Botid, 4400 visits per month, ($24/y),
Joeant, 3600 visits per month, ($40 once),
– Aviva Directory, 3500 visits per month, ($50/y),
– Splut, 3000 visits per month,
Nonar, 2800 visits per month,
Go Guides, 1700 visits per month, ($70 once),
– Skaffe, 1000 visits per month,
– Gimpsy, 730 visits per month, ($49 once),
Illumirate, 480 visits per month,
Index King, 250 visits per month, ($12/y),

DMOZ is the main ressource of :

– Aol Search, 38 million of visits per month,
– Excite, 900 thousand of visits per month,

Well, I strongly advise you to ignore the submitting of your site in directories, as these days, they are all unpopular contrary at the beginning of the web in the 90s. And as you can see, now you have to pay. Just add your site to DMOZ, that’s all.

Why would you pay to have a link on other sites ?

Instead, you should simply go on boards and blogs and create posts and comments. Just set your website url in your profile.

PS : the number of visits per month is an estimated value based on Alexa rank.