Google announced on Wednesday morning that it is doing away with the method of URL submission to its search index. The “addurl” page, listed in this help document redirects to Google Search Console login page. Webmasters from Google stated that they had to drop public submission feature. The company, however, didn’t say that it was essential to remove it. It might be related to abuse or spam issue.

Google To Drop URL Submissions To Its Search Index

Google updated the submit content tool in 2012 when it switched to the classic Google Webmaster Tools URL. Google suggests that webmasters should submit content only via Search Console’s Fetch as Google tool or through sitemaps. The company stated:-

“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.”


Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Ads Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.