How To Submit My Site To Google

So, your WordPress site is up and running, but have you let Google know about it?

how to submit my site to google

Once you have the framework of your site built, you will need to submit and verify your site with Google. This is important because you want to ensure your site is indexed with Google as quickly as possible.

I am going to walk you through the process via the video below and have also included the steps below the video.

  1. If you do not currently have a gmail account, you will need to create one.
  2. Go to Google Analytics and register using your gmail account.
  3. Once your Google Analytics account is created, you will review/accept the terms and then be provided a tracking ID (begins with UA).
  4. That ID will then be placed into your site’s back office.  So, depending on what platform you are using, this step may differ.  For WordPress (that is what I use), you will go to your All In One SEO Plug In under General Settings and enter the Tracking ID under Google Settings.  I also add the same ID to the box labeled Google Webmaster Tools.
  5. Select Update Options to Save.
  6. Go To Google Webmaster Tools and Add Your Site/Property
  7. Verify using your Google Analytics account (automatic if you are currently signed into Analytics)
  8. Click on Verify

If your site is relatively new, adding a site map can be done at a later time; however, I have outlined the steps to follow for further reference.   Submitting a site map to Google is important as this will allow you site to be indexed faster, which in turn means more opportunity for visitors to come to your site.

  1. Add a Site Map Plug In to your website.  For WordPress it is the XML Site Map Generator.
  2. Add the Site Map to Google Webmaster Tools
  3. While in Google Webmaster Tools, go to the menu to the left of your screen and click on Crawl, then Add a Site Map
  4. Check back in a day or two to confirm the site map has been accepted.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful.  Please leave any comments or questions below.

Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 comments

  • This is a great walkthrough that I wish I had access to when I first got started. I had a website where I used to blog daily; but because Google had no idea who I was, no one was looking at my site except for me.

    People tend to overlook how important it is to have your site indexed by Google; as well as having a site map.

    Thank you so much for sharing,
    Diana

    • Hi Diana

      Yes, I can remember not having any idea how to submit my site to Google when i first started. It is crazy how many little things there are that need to be done aside from the obvious, which is create your website.

      Thank you for commenting, much appreciated.

      Have a great day!

  • HI Kellie
    Thanks you for your information about submit my site to Google. It is very useful because I have found my site is very hard to get index by Google. Your tutorial is very helpful and easy to follow. BTW, I see you have link about wealthy affiliate. Could you explain to me what is wealthy affiliate? thanks

    • Hi Christian

      Glad you found the information useful. Sometimes it is those little things that we need to do but overlook because we are simply not aware.

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  • hello
    lm new online,new to blogging and have not yet submitted any of my posts to google because l did not know how to.
    Thanks to your very well written post,easy to understand and follow l feel im confident enough to submit my site to google.
    Thanks so much for including the youtube video,helps because sometimes i read and wish l could also have visuals.
    Great read,wonderful tips which are easy to understand.
    Cheers Roamy

  • Great explanation of how this is done, Kellie. I am constantly forgetting this when I build new sites so I’m going to keep this handy. Also, I like to just go ahead and add the sitemap. Your already there, so just do it.
    Thanks for the info. You’re saving me time and frustration.

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