Have you just created a new website? Or maybe you read my previous post, Create Your Blog Now! Make a Post Today!, and now have a new blog. Did you go to Google Search, typed your blog address and pressed the search button? At least I know I did. My site did not show up at all. I went to Bing and repeated the exercise. “We didn’t find any result for lifenbits wordpress”. I didn’t expect any result but still you hope something about the blog would pop up. Finally I went to Yahoo! for a “We didn’t find results: lifenbits.worpress…”. It was official, my site was nowhere to be found.
How much time it takes for them to find a site? A couple of days. The question is, can you submit your site to the search engines? Yes, you can. (Sorry, no political message here). The two search engines mentioned allow you to submit your website. It is still not instantaneous but it is definitely faster. For Life & Bits, it took just two days to appear. If you want to submit your site, here are the links. Just click at the search engine name.
Now that you know were to go, you can add your site URL to the main search engines. In a couple of day you will be able to find your site. I include two additional readings I found helpful. I also include a poll on search engines usage to register your vote.