Now that you have built your won amazing site. And have placed all the important and valuable content. Now its time to share it with the world.
And as soon as you publish your new site for the world to see, all of your content will immediately start showing up in Google, right?
Well, sometimes it might take a few more clicks than just clicking the publish button. to get the site listed here is the process to be followed…
How Google Finds Your Content
Google uses crawlers also called Googlebot which are a set of computers to crawl billions of pages on the web. These crawlers, essentially begin with a list of web page URLs generated from previous crawls and then augments those pages with sitemap data provided within Google Search Console. During the crawling process, the Googlebot looks for new sites, updates to existing pages, and any broken links.
If new pages are within your sitemap, Google will discover them and crawl the content and then potentially list the page within search results. These results are based on Google ranking factor the 200+ criteria.
Once the crawling process is completed all of the results are fed into Google’s index, and any new sites or updated content will be listed accordingly. During the processing of results, Google looks at information on your pages such as title tags, meta description, alt tags, and more. If you have dynamic content on a page, the Googlebot may not be able to read it and will crawl the default version — it’s recommended that your default version is optimized for search.
As a result of Google’s crawling, you may never need to submit your website as it will be discovered automatically. The downside to this approach has always been that it’s reliant on Google’s timeframe to crawl and index your site content, which may not happen as quickly as you would like.
To check if a particular site is listed in Google? Just begin your search with “Site:Sitename.com.” For example, here’s what is displayed in Google for virtualschooldesk.com:
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 to Index Content?
According to hubspot.com, when publishing content without manually submitting an updated sitemap, it took Google 1,375 minutes to crawl, while Yahoo took 1,773 minutes. To put those numbers into perspective, that’s roughly a full-day just to crawl your content.
How Do I Submit My Site to Google?
Now that you know the basics of Google bots, crawlers, and website submission, let’s have a look at the step by step process to do the same.
1. Google Search Console Account
Get a Google Search Console Account and a Google Analytics account. Submit your site here. You can check Crawl Stats in Google Search Console to see how frequently Google is crawling your pages.
Google Search Console also allows you to see exactly how many pages have been indexed by Google.
2. Fetch as Google
Google Search Console provides the option to ask Google to crawl new pages or pages with updated content. This option is located under the Crawl section and is called Fetch as Google.
Type the URL path in the text box provided and click Fetch. Once the Fetch status updates to Successful, click Submit to Index. You can either submit individual URLs or URLs containing links to all the updated content. With the former, you can submit up to 500 URL requests per week, with the latter you can make 10 requests per month.
3. XML Sitemaps
Sitemaps act as maps for the search bots, guiding them to your website’s inner pages. You cannot afford to neglect this significant step toward getting your site indexed by Google. Create an XML sitemap and submit it to Google in your Google Search Console account.
4. Inbound Links
Search engine bots are more likely to find and index your site when websites that are often crawled and indexed link to it. For this to work, you need to build quality links to your site from other popular sites.
5. Google+ Profile
Create a Google+ profile and add a link to your site in the About section. Add posts to Google+ containing links to your site. Since Google+ is a Google product the Google bot will pay attention to these links. You will also benefit from building other popular social media profiles for your website.
6. Faster Site, Faster Indexing
Sites that are built to load quickly are also optimized for faster indexing by Google.
7. Good Navigation
Good navigation will contribute to the link structure discussed above. As important as navigation structure is for your users, it is equally important for the fast indexing of your site. Quick Tip. best way is to use breadcrumb navigation.
8. Add Fresh Content
Add quality content to your site frequently. The content of value attracts the bots. Even if your site has only been indexed once, with the addition of more and more valuable content you urge the Google bot to index your site repeatedly. As we all know content is considered as The King.
These were the basic steps to get your website Submitted to Google.