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When getting a website out, many people start by submitting their website, as well as a sitemap, to the search engines. This is a great start, but many people leave out a big part. Most people will submit to Google, as this is the most popular search engine. A lot will also submit to Bing and Yahoo. Unfortunately though, this is where most people stop.
One thing that many people forget when submitting their site maps and websites is that there are many, many more search engines out there than just the big three. This can be a detrimental over site. Sure, some of these search engines may pick up on your site later, but until then, you are losing out on traffic that you could easily have coming in.
Some may wonder why submitting to smaller search engines is worth it. Many of these have less than one percent of the market share. Though this is a small number, it is still a number. There are people that use these smaller search engines rather than the bigger ones. Because of this, if you want to get the most out of search engine submissions, it is important to submit to any and all search engines you find, no matter how small they may be.
Though submitting to search engines may take a little bit of time, it is not so significant that you lose out. Finding search engines and submitting to them can help you build your traffic, and through this, build your sales.