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August 7, 2010

Easily Submit your site to Ask.com

Mr. Garry Conn has written this easy way to submit a website to Ask.com. Unlike Google Search engine or Yahoo Search, Ask.com don't provide any webmaster tools or URL submission. There is only one way to submit your website or blog into ask.com.

That is, you must have an xml format sitemap for you blog, if You don't have, you can easily create one.

Lets see what Garry saying.

How Do I Submit My Site To Ask.com

Ask.com is making a come back and getting your site listed in their search engine is well worth the time and effort. Submitting your site into Ask.com is a great way to help you gain more traffic from sources other than Google. It is a good idea to invest time and create strategies on pulling in traffic from multiple sources. If you loose a source but have other sources to fall back on, your site will not suffer from a huge loss in traffic.

Submit Your Site To Ask.com

Before you can submit your site to Ask.com you need to have sitemap.xml.

  • If you use WordPress, you can find information about adding sitemap.xml by visiting this page. If you use Blogger, you can find what you need by visiting this page.
  • Once you have a sitemap.xml file in place you can then submit your sitemap into Ask.com This process is very simple
  • When you have your sitemap.xml in place you can submit your site to Ask.com by opening up your web browser and typing the following address and ping it, you need to replace yousite.com with your URL.

http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http%3A//www.yoursite.com/yourmap.xml

You will find a message from Ask.com like this.


That’s it. There is nothing complicated to it. Create a sitemap and then point your web browser to the special address mention above. This automatically pings Ask.com and submits your sitemap into their database. Done!

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