submitting to search engines

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when subitting a site to Google, Yahoo or Bing - do I submit
http://mydomain.com or do I have to submit http://mydomain.yolasite.com

also do I include www ? sorry this is maybe a rookie question

thanks
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Posted 8 years ago

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Emmy

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Hello,

When you add your URL to Google, their instructions ask you to add it as: http://www.domain.com. However, if you have a subdomain, then you would add it as such: http://domain.yolasite.com.

Here is a link to a tutorial we have with more information on promoting your website: Promoting your site.

I hope this helps!

Emmy
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Hi,
It is important to have your unique domain on the net. So , just 420med.Com . When addding to google , choose txt verify method , for others , put the meta tag wrapped in a html widget , on very top of your index page.

Make sure that you have all links made using your default domain , not yolasite subdomain.
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Hi Ayesh,
I want to thank you for being so ready to provide help to people here on the forum. I do want to make a few corrections to this comment though. With Yola we have very specific instructions for how to verify your site with Google Webmaster so that it will work properly, and I am not sure what you are referring to when you mention the "txt verify method". Also, we do not recommend that people try to verify their sites with the other search engines using the meta tag method, as this generally needs to be put in the Head section of the page which is not accessible for Yola customers.

I think I know what you are referring to when you say "use your default domain, not yolasite subdomian" when referring to links, you are speaking of the primary domain. However, many Yola customers do not have a custom domain and use a subdomain, so it is necessary for them to use their domain name (which is a yolasite subdomian) in links, when adding to search engines and verifying because this is their primary domain. When a person has a custom domain and a subdomain, and the subdomain redirects to the custom domain, then yes, one should always create links using the primary domain.

I just felt I needed to add to this to avoid any confusion for the person who asked this question.

Emmy