In the late 90s, submitting your site to a search engine meant entering your site URL into the search engines where your site would then be crawled and indexed. Nowadays things are quite different. Each search engine has its own “Webmaster Tools” section where they ask you to create and submit a dynamic sitemap telling them exactly what content you have on your site and how important it is.
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In the late 90s and early 2000, it would be enough to submit a site to Google, Yahoo, MSN but this is simply not the case anymore. Now, to be at all relevant on Google, you must have a search friendly site and a dynamic sitemap. Google adds and updates new sites to its index each time they crawl the web so you are definitely invited to submit your URL to Google but it can’t stop there. Yes, Google may add you to their index but there is no promise made by Google that all URL’s will be indexed and there are no guarantees about when or if your URL will ever appear.