How to get your website in Google

How to get your website in Google

Getting your new website recognized by the leading search engines on the Internet is something you probably wish to do first and foremost in order to have people easily find it.

Though the process of crawling your website by Googlebots and adding it to Google Index may last quite some time, in this article will reveal a few tips on how to get your website indexed by Google in the shortest terms.

Before we begin, lets try to find out what Google Crawler is and how exactly the indexing process is handled.

Google Crawler is a web-robot that consists of multiple computers requesting and fetching web-pages all over the World Wide Web and adding them to the Google Indexer. When Googlebot fetches a page, it culls all the links appearing on the page and adds them to a queue for subsequent crawling. Googlebot tends to encounter almost no spam because it uses a unique inspection technology that allows to check whether the webpage to be crawled is trusted. While gathering links from every page it indexes, Googlebot can quickly build a list of links that cover wide reach of the Internet.

How to make Google discover your website

1. Create a sitemap

The first must-do thing is creating a sitemap of your website. Sitemap is a file where you can list all the web-pages of your site to help Googlebots crawl it more efficiently and intelligently.

There are lots of services that allow to create sitemaps in a few clicks.
You can also generate a sitemap using different online tools: https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

2. Submit your website to Google Webmaster Tools

Once you have a sitemap for your website, it may be a good idea to submit it to Google Webmaster Tools in order to let Google know your websites structure and speed up the crawling process.
To start, open the following link and login with your Google Account credentials.
Once ready, click on Add a Site button in order to submit your website to Google Webmaster Tools




In the next window simply enter your website URL and click Continue




Next step will prompt you to complete your website ownership verification.

To start, download the HTML verification file as shown on the screenshot and save it to your computer




Now you will need to upload this file to your hosting account by means of FTP or File Manager available in cPanel.

In this tutorial we will stick to File Manager option.
For this, login to your cPanel account and open File Manager



Here you need to navigate to a web-root directory of your domain name.

If you are working on main domain name, the web-root folder is called public_html.
If you are submitting Addon Domain name, the web-root folder should be: public_html/subdirectory

In this case we are working on main domain name so public_html is the right place.

Once you are in correct location click on Upload button and choose the recently uploaded HTML file










Once the file has been successfully uploaded, navigate back to Webmaster Tools verification page and proceed to step 3, prompting to confirm successful upload of the HTML file by clicking on the corresponding URL link.

Once done, simply click on Verify button to finish the process






The next step is to submit your websites sitemap to Webmaster Tools.

To start, navigate to Crawl Sitemaps menu




Then simply click on Add/Test Sitemap button




In the pop-down window, indicate the name of your sitemap file and click on Submit Sitemap to finish



It may be useful to submit your newly created website here additionally.

3. Update your website constantly and let search engines know about it

It is necessary to update your website with new posts and references on a constant basis and inform the search engines about these updates to keep the indexed information about your website fresh and up-to-date.

In order to let Google know about your newly created post or page, you can use Fetch as Google option in Webmaster Tools




4. Create Google+ profile and share your website publicly

It is not a secret that Google indexes its social network in priority so it may be useful to create Google+ profile and submit a few references to your newly created website there to let Google know about it as soon as possible.


5. Optimize your website

In order to simplify and speed up the crawling process, it is necessary to keep your website fast, clean coded and optimized.

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