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Search Engine Registration

You can register a website directly with a search engine. After registration, it can take several days or weeks for the search engine’s crawler to visit the website and decide whether to include it in the index.

Frequently a website will only be included in a search engine’s index when other websites that are already in the index have linked to it. In this case, because the crawler will visit the website and include it in the index anyway, it may not be necessary to register with the search engine.