Post Updated & All Links Checked On: 20th May. 2022
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of Search Engines on the Internet today.
However, you do not need to submit your website to all of them in order for your site to be listed on them, as many of the smaller Search Engines (and Web Directories) actually use the data collected by the major Search Engines and Web Directories, and so if you submit your site to those major Engines (& Directories) you should eventually find that your site is listed in the majority of them.
Some of the major Search Engines are listed in the table below, along with prices and other details if applicable - (we've tried to include mainly free services...). Any priced provided here were correct at time of publishing and do not include costs for ie premium paid search advertisements or other services that may be available.
NB: Before submitting to any of the major search engines or directories, many directories request that you do a URL search to see whether your site is already in their database. To do this, simply go to the engine's home page and type in your website address into the search box to see if you are listed. - If your site is already listed, there is no point to doing further submissions (you will only annoy them....).
(PS: I will be adding more search engines to the list in the future - in the meantime if there are any which you feel deserve to be added please contact me via our "Contact Us" page and I will include them ... - Admin).
Search Engines Submissions List
(Post updated & All Links Checked on: 20th May. 2022)
|NAME||COST||DETAILS / INFORMATION||LINKS|
|Google||Free||The worlds most popular search engine. Google also powers many other smaller engines & larger ones too, including "enhancing" others such as Netscape, AOL Search...etc. For Newbies:This means that if you list your site with Google (and perhaps Yahoo! and some other major ones), then most other search engines will find you eventually.||Submit your site: |
Submit your site map to Google via Google Search Central (formerly "Google Webmaster" - note you will need a Google Account): https://developers.google.com/search
|Bing||Free||Bing is the Search Engine for MSN.||Submit your site to Bing: |
(Note - You will now need a Microsoft account)
Sign up here: https://www.bing.com/webmasters/about
|Yahoo!||Free or paid||Yahoo! search technology powers many of the internet's other search engines and directories, so it's a good idea to submit your site to Yahoo!, even if only the basic (free) submission..||DISCONTINUED|
Update: Yahoo Site Explorer has been replaced by Bing Webmaster Tools
|AllTheWeb||Free||Search results on AlltheWeb are provided by Yahoo!. If you are interested in submitting your site to be considered for free inclusion in the Yahoo! Search index, please submit site to Yahoo! (Yahoo! registration required).||DISCONTINUED|
Does not accept direct submissions anymore - Submit site to Yahoo! only (link is listed above).
|AltaVista|| Free||Powered by Yahoo! Search Technology...Note: The AltaVista Express Inclusion program has now been discontinued (visited site on 2009-11-23).||DISCONTINUED|
You must submit / sign up for this submission service via Yahoo!'s submission service now.
|Cuil||Free||According to their website, "Cuil is the biggest search engine in the world & searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft".||DISCONTINUED|
|GigaBlast||Free||GigaBlast provide search results for a number of other Search Engines, including Mamma, Clusky, etc.|
Note: When your web page contains a link to gigablast.com it will receive "a Gigaboost in the search results" - see Gigaboost page for more details.
Gigaboost Information Page: http://www.gigablast.com/gigaboost.html
|MozDex||Free||mozDex is a new search engine that uses open source search technologies to create an open and fair index. Service is free however submitting your url does not guarantee inclusion into their index. |
Please only submit your url once. Multiple submissions can be excluded and or banned
|Ask.com||Paid||Website states"Ask connects you with 75 million unique users, including many that you won't find on Google, Yahoo or MSN." - (PPC type advertising).||Update: Ask.com no longer allows you to submit sitemaps. Reference your sitemap location from your robots.txt so that Ask.com can index your content. |
|A9OpenSearch||Free?||OpenSearch is a set of simple formats for the sharing of search results. Any website that has a search feature can make their results available in OpenSearch format. Other tools (such as aggregators) can then read those search results (such as A9.com's own OpenSearch Client, which incorporates search results from many websites & aggregates results to provide a custom selection of results based on the recipients interests. )||DISCONTINUED |
Note: A9.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com
|Abacho||Free||Very popular European Search Engine. At the beginning of 2000, Abacho replaced the company's previous online search engines (Aladin, Eule, Spider)||DISCONTINUED|
| Alexa||Free||Whilst it may not be what most people think of when they think of a search engine, if you own an online business / e-commerce website you should list it on Alexa - it is one of the main places that tech-savy people go to find out info on other websites....Also has a directory of "top sites"||DISCONTINUED|
Alexa.com was retired on May 1, 2022 (Alexa was a subsiduary of Amazon.com)
|ExactSeek||Free or paid||Active search engine, requires you to register as a member, however it is FREE and you are allowed to register up to 10 websites per membership.Also offer a very inexpensive featured listing service, Placement within 12 Hours, where you pay a flat fee for an ad box that will appear in the right column of their search results - billed every 3 months or 1 year (depending on the term you selected at time of purchase)..||Free Listings: http://www.exactseek.com/add.html |
Featured Listings - info & Submissions: https://store.exactseek.com/featured-website-listing.htmlNote: Your site will not be added if it lacks proper Title and Meta Description tags or if you fail to respond to the verification email sent following your Membership Signup.
|???? Appears to offer only paid||Netscape is now is powered by AOL Search & "enhanced by Google"... it would appear you must now purchase paid advertisements from AOL Advertising...AOL Advertising Network URL is: http://advertising.aol.com/||DISCONTINUED - AOL is powered by Bing now. So if you've submitted to Bing, you're good to go as far as AOL is concerned.|
|LookSmart||Paid||LookSmart is a veteran of the online search advertising industry. In 2002 LookSmart changed it's (business) model from a search /directory model to a business which "focuses on serving advertisers via a syndicated network".||https://looksmart.com|
Learn More about their paid advertising: https://www.looksmart.com/ad-network/about.html
|AllTheWebsites.org||Free||Reputed Web directory since 2003. Promotes your articles for backlinks.|
Free to join.
Blogs / Article Search Engines
|NAME||COST||DETAILS / INFORMATION||LINKS|
(Now Ezine Articles)
|Free||If your blog posts are article length and quality, give them greater exposure by submitting them to GoArticles.com, the Web's largest free content article search engine and directory. (Now Ezine Articles.com)||Submission / sign up Link: |