Why Google and Bing Search Engines Removes Public Submit URL to Google Tool And Bing Webmaster Tool

Google has removed the public version of their submit URL tool.  This tool allowed anyone to submit a URL to Google, as it wasn’t restricted to site owners only,


Why Google and Bing Search Engines Removes Public Submit URL to Google Tool And Bing Webmaster Tool
Why Google and Bing Search Engines Removes Public Submit URL to Google Tool And Bing Webmaster Tool

The announcement came from the Google Webmasters’ Twitter account:
We've had to drop the public submission feature, but we continue to welcome your submissions using the usual tool in Search Console and through sitemaps directly.
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There does not appear to be an immediate answer for this.

Why did google get rid of its public search tool to begin with? Google has not specifically commented on this but my guess is some users were abusing the system by submitting links on a competitor’s sites to get spammy pages indexed. Once these links were indexed they could then file a spam report.

Regardless of the reason-this was a great tool and very easy to use — especially for people who want to notify Google of new URLs on sites they don’t personally own, like a blog article with a link pointing back to their site. This was extremely useful for SEO and reputation management professionals, managing third party links.

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Google does suggest the alternative ways for site owners to submit their pages via search console, either Fetch and Submit or via sitemaps, something most site owners were doing already.

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To submit a URL to Google’s index via Search Console, for a site you do have ownership of, follow the steps below:


  • Perform a fetch (or fetch and render) request for a URL using Fetch as Google.
  • Click “Request indexing” next to the fetch in the fetch history table.
  • Select whether to crawl only that single URL, or that URL plus its direct links.
  • Click “Submit” to queue your request.


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Why was this done?  While there were some site owners who used it to submit URLs who were unaware of Google Search Console, it is likely the majority of those using the tool were SEOs to submit pages they didn’t own.  SEOs could submit a URL for a page they have a link on, to get the link indexed and pushing PageRank faster.  Or they could use it to get a social media page indexed faster, often for reputation management purposes, such as a Facebook page or Twitter profile.  Some would do it on competitor sites to get spammy pages indexed and then file a spam report.
They do suggest the alternative ways for site owners to submit their pages via search console, either Fetch and Submit or via sitemaps, something most site owners were doing already.  Their developer documents also suggest Pubsubhubbub for those using Atom/RSS.

Bing Anonymous URL Submission Tool Being Retired

Saying Goodbye is never easy, but the time has come to announce the withdrawal of anonymous non-signed in support Bing's URL submission tool. Webmaster will still be able to log in and access Submit URL tool in Bing Webmaster Tools, and this is easier than ever as the tool now supports Google and Facebook authentication in addition to existing Microsoft accounts.

Why Bing webmaster say goodbye?

Well, the URLs received are by far too low quality to be trustable, and webmasters preferring having more ownership of the URLs for their site.
In order to use the tool, webmasters just need to login, add and verify their site. Then navigate to the Submit URL tool within the Configure My Site menu options.

In case the webmasters want to use our Bing Webmaster tools API, webmasters have to generate an API key through Bing Webmaster Tools and follow the guidelines for its usage here. In case you haven't signed up on the tool yet, please click here to sign up.

Thank you,
The Bing Webmaster Tools Team
Why Google and Bing Search Engines Removes Public Submit URL to Google Tool And Bing Webmaster Tool Why Google and Bing Search Engines Removes Public Submit URL to Google Tool And Bing Webmaster Tool Reviewed by Sunny Narain on September 19, 2018 Rating: 5

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