On Wednesday, Google announced that it is killing off the public method of submitting URLs to its search index.  The “addurl” page, which can be found in this help document, will now redirect to the Google Search Console login page.

Google Webmasters said,”We’ve had to drop the public submission feature.”  According to the company, it wasn’t determined as to whether it was necessary to drop it.  It’s possible that it could have to do with spam issues or abuse.  Google added, “… but we continue to welcome your submissions using the usual tool in Search Console and through sitemaps directly.”

Google last updated the submit content tool back in 2012, when it moved it to the classic Google Webmaster Tools URL.

Google says webmasters should submit content only through Search Console’s Fetch as Google tool or via sitemaps.

The following screen shot is of the tool working when logged in:

Here it is when you try the web search method if you are logged in:

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