Definition

Adding a URL to the search engines individually by hand.


Information

Manual search engine submission may be more time consuming than automated search engine submission, but a fair amount of optimization specialists stick with the “old fashioned way.”

Why? Submitting manually is seen by some SEO professionals as a way of staying on the good side of the search engines, lessening the risk of being associated with the steady stream of spam submitted through automated programs. AltaVista has even implemented a submission process to discourage automatic submission. If the program is a success, other search engines may follow suit.

see also: SEO Tools

Synonyms

hand submission

Related Terms

search engine optimization, search engine submission

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Sites

Google – Submit URL

Articles

Search Engine Marketers Prefer Manual Submission to Auto-Submit Tools
Search Engine Watch (March 20, 2000)