So, you have developed an amazing website. And as soon as you publish your new website to the world to see, all of your content will immediately start showing up in Google, right?
Cambodia Creative blog will walk you through the entire process, giving you a step-by-step walk-through that will allow you to submit your website and get your site indexed quickly and efficiently.
The fastest and surest way to submit your website to Google is through a free tool called Google Search Console.
Google Search Console tools will help you measure your site’s Search traffic and performance, fix issues, and make your site shine in Google Search results.
Why Google Search Console is so important?
1- Optimize your content with Search Analytics
See which queries bring users to your site. Analyze your site’s impressions, clicks, and position on Google Search.
2- Get your content on Google
Submit sitemaps and individual URLs for crawling. Review your index coverage to make sure that Google has the freshest view of your site.
3- Get alerted on issues and fix your site
Receive email alerts when Google identifies issues on your site. See which URLs are affected by these issues and tell Google when you’ve fixed them.
4- Understand how Google Search sees your pages
The URL Inspection tool provides detailed crawl, index, and serving information about your pages, directly from the Google index.
Indexing, on the other hand, refers to the process of adding certain web pages into the index of all pages that are searchable on Google.
How Google finds your website content is ranking?
The best way to tell if your website is ranking in Google is by using Google Search Console (GSC). GSC is great because it allows you to learn and understand what Google knows about your website.
That means you can identify SEO issues and fix them to help the chances of your site ranking well in Google.
Want to check if a particular site is listed in Google? Just begin your search with “site:yourwebsite.com” For example, here’s what is displayed in Google for Cambodiacreative.com (replace yourwebsite.com with the name of your website)
You should see something like this:
If no content is indexed yet for a site, Google will let you know that your search did not match any results.
If no content is found, your next step should be to create a sitemap that can be submitted to Google.
How long does it take for Google to index your website content?
It takes between 4 days and 4 weeks for your brand new website to be crawled and indexed by Google. This range, however, is fairly broad and has been challenged by those who claim to have indexed sites in less than 4 days.
Once verified have you requested a recrawl of all your URLs?
The URL Inspection tool provides information about Google’s indexed version of a specific page. Information includes AMP errors, structured data errors, and indexing issues.
How do I submit my website to Google?
1. Go to Google Search Console.
Login or click ‘Start Now’, if needed.
2. Click ‘Add a property’ under the search drop-down.
You can add up to 1000 properties to your Google Search Console account.
3. Enter your website URL in the box and click ‘Continue’.
Please make sure you enter your complete URL. For example, if your site is https://www.cambodiacreative.com it needs to be that exact URL. Don’t forget the / at the end of the URL. If your site uses WWW or is using HTTP / HTTPS you need to add properties for those as well. If you are not sure what your site has, please speak with your host provider.
4. Click the arrow next to ‘HTML tag’ to expand the option.
There are several ways to verify your site, but we’ve made it easy for you.
Copy the meta tag below, and paste it into your site’s home page. It should go in the <head> section, before the first <body> section.
5. Copy the meta tag.
Highlight the entire meta tag code. Right-click on the highlighted tag and click on ‘Copy’ or use the copy shortcuts ctrl-c on Windows or cmd-c on Mac.
6. Go back to Google Search Console and click ‘Verify’.
Congratulations! You’ve connected your website to Google Search Console! Now that you’ve verified and linked your site, you can submit your sitemap. Not to mention all the other cool stuff that’s Search Console capable of!
6. Submit your website sitemap to google
Enter ‘sitemap.xml‘ in the ‘Add a new sitemap’ field to complete the sitemap URL.
Note: A domain property will not show the domain for the field. Please use the full sitemap URL.
Hopefully by now you’ll understand a little bit more about getting your pages included in search results, and why it isn’t absolutely necessary for you to submit URLs to Google.
Learn more: Get your website on Google
Make your sitemap available to Google (Submit your sitemap to Google)
There are a few different ways to make your sitemap available to Google:
- Submit it to Google using the Search Console Sitemaps tool
- Insert the following line anywhere in your robots.txt file, specifying the path to your sitemap:
- Use the “ping” functionality to ask us to crawl your sitemap. Send an HTTP GET request like this:
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