The URL submit tool of Google is dead. On 25th July, Google has announced on Twitter that it will discontinue the public submission feature of submitting URLs to its search index. “Submit a URL” option was offered to all of its users to enable faster website indexing. This was widely used by webmasters and SEO experts to up push the web pages for faster website indexing.
According to Google, Instead of this public method of submission, people can continue to use the usual method of Google Search Console’s Fetch and Submit or via XML Sitemaps to feed the pages to Google that way. The “addurl” page, which is still registered in the help document redirects to the Google Search Console login page.
Google Webmasters said, “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.” However, the company hasn’t disclosed any reason behind this drop. Analysts say “maybe it is due to some spam issues or abuse. Earlier Google has updated the Submit content tool back in the year 2012, when it is shifted to the classic Google Webmaster Tools URL.