How to Add URLs to AOL Searches

By Daniel Foster

Adding your Uniform Resource Locator (URL, or Web address) to search engines is the first step toward getting noticed on the Web. Because many sites receive the majority of their traffic from search engine sources, it will be very hard for your website to gain visitors unless search engine users can find it. You should submit your site to as many search engines as possible to maximize exposure. Many search engines, including AOL Search, contract their results out to larger search engines. Understand how to submit your URL to Google Search so it shows up in AOL Search.

Step 1

Navigate to the Google homepage. AOL Search uses Google Search to obtain its results, so you must submit URLs to Google to add them on AOL.

Step 2

Click the "About Google" link at the bottom of the page. Click "Submit your content to Google" under "For Site Owners" in the upper-right corner of the page.

Step 3

Select "Add Your URL" under the "Web" heading. Enter the Web address in the "URL" field. Note that you only need to submit the main domain. Google will automatically add all the pages on a given site. Enter any comments about the URL in the optional "Comments" field. Enter the security code and click "Add URL" to add it to Google and thus to AOL.