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How to submit a URL to Yahoo

Yahoo is an American-based web service which provides news, features and mail services for free. Signing up with Yahoo is easy and with a few simple steps, you can create your email address and secure email storage facility. If you have a website, you can submit your web address to Yahoo. In this article, find out how to submit a URL to Yahoo.

Steps to follow when submitting a URL

Step 1 Open up your internet browser - Internet Explorer, Firefox or Mozilla. Step 2 In your preferred search engine, type in the words ‘Yahoo Site Explorer’ Step 3 This search term should display the explorer feature of Yahoo which will allow you to submit your website. Step 4 On the search engine, click the option for Yahoo site explorer which will take you to the site explorer section of Yahoo. Step 5 On the left-hand side of the screen, there will be a list of options under ‘Site Explorer’. Step 6 Click on the option ‘Submit your site’. Step 7 This will take you to another page for you to add the details of your website submission. Step 8 Once you are on that page, there should be a box for you to enter your web address. Type your website into this box and click on the button ‘add my website’. Step 9 You will be asked to sign in using your Yahoo email username. In order to submit your website to Yahoo, you must have a Yahoo account. If you do not have an email account with Yahoo, then click on ‘sign up’ to create your new email account. Once you have created your account, the process of submitting your website will be complete. A message will be displayed informing you whether your site has been successfully submitted. It will however take about four weeks for Yahoo to add index to your site and for it to appear on listings.

Benefits of submitting URL

There are several advantages to submitting your website to a search engine, and some of these include: - Search engines often send out what are called ‘spiders’ to search the web for new websites. If your website is new, it may not appear on search engines, so by submitting your website to a directory, you are helping the ‘spiders’ to find an index to your website. Therefore, it will appear in web listings. - By submitting your website, you will see an improvement in Search Engine rankings. When the spiders crawl the web, they will look for specific keywords. Ensure that your website contains plenty of appropriate keywords - site maps are one way in which the spiders can find an index to the key words.

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