So you are a new website owner!
Or maybe a new blogger?! …
Well, you are here because you want to learn how to make sure your website is found on Google.
As you should already be learning; the search engines are one of the best sources of free organic and targeted traffic online.
In particular one search engine, Google.com
Google is pretty much the most popular search engine in the world.
And if your website or blog site is not found on Google, and you are not ranking any content in their search results, you are leaving a lot of free targeted traffic on the table!
So, it is very important for the success online to make sure your website is found on Google.
Today, you are going to learn how to do the proper setup to make sure your site is indexed by Google – and so you can start ranking content in the search engine results pages (known as SERP).
The process is very simple.
Let’s review it step by step.
I am going to assume that you are building a WordPress Site here. But, if you are using another type of website platform, the process is similar.
How to Make Sure Your Website is Found On Google?
1 – You buy a Domain Name.
2 – You setup the Hosting.
3 – You Install the WordPress Platform.
4 – Install a SEO Plugin (SEO by Yoast is the best one, in my opinion).
5 – Create a XML Sitemap Page using the Yoast SEO Plugin.
6 – Tell your WP Site to Allow the Search Engines to Index your site.
7 – Add Pinging Sites in the ‘Writing’ Settings of your WP Site (I will share my list with you; link is below the screenshot image).
8 – Use a Search Engine Submission Service to submit your website to Google and other search engines as well.
10 – Add your new website to your Google Analytics Account and to your Google Webmasters Tools Account (you should do Google Analytics first – I have a video tutorial below).
11 – You need to Allow the Google Analytics Tool to Track your entire website. Either get a WP Theme that allows you to Add Code between the </head> element of your site OR use a Google Analytics Plugin.
12 – When you are adding your site to your Google Webmasters Tools you will need to Verify the ownership of your site; the fastest method would be via Google Analytics.
13 – Add your website’s XML Sitemap to your Google Webmasters Tools Account.
14 – Follow the suggested tips Google will tell you inside your Webmasters Tools Account.
15 – Your site is now ready to be Indexed in Google and ready for you to start ranking content in the search engine results pages!
These would be the simple steps you need to take when you have a brand new website online – in order to get it indexed in Google as soon as possible.
Oh, by the way …. for a more detailed step by step guide on how to build a blog site from scratch you should check out my ultimate blogging guide here.
To help you make sure your website is found on Google, I have also recorded a simple video tutorial walking you through this entire process.
- Google Analytics Tool
- Google Webmasters Tool
- Free Search Engine Submission Service
- My List of Pinging Sites
- WP Theme I recommend
Now you know you how to make sure your website is found on Google!
What I would recommend you to do, after finishing this entire process, is to start publishing valuable content on your site and start promoting it all over the internet.
Do the proper Search Engine Optimization for your content – learn more about SEO and take consistent action!
Thank you for passing by!
Don’t forget to spread the knowledge online – I would appreciate it if you shared this with others.
Talk to you soon.
*You can also download this awesome blog post in a PDF File here. 😀