Difference between revisions of "How to submit your site URL to Google search"

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Add URL - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url
 
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Please note that this tutorial does not cover SEO (Search Engine Optimization). If you want your site to appear in the Google search when keywords are entered please visit the following URL for more information – http://adwords.google.co.za
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Please note that this tutorial does not cover SEO (Search Engine Optimization). If you want your site to appear in Google search when keywords are entered, please visit the following URL for more information – http://adwords.google.co.za
  
 
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Login to - http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/?hl=en with a valid gmail account and enter your website URL www.example.co.za in the text box and click add site.
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Login to Google Webmaster Tools - http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/?hl=en with a valid gmail account and enter your website URL www.example.co.za in the text box and click add site.
 
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Navigate back to the site creator editor and click on Settings and then Advance, you will then see Verify Website Ownership and select it. Since you have downloaded the Google verification file select the option “Upload verification File” browse to where you downloaded the file to and click the “okay” button.
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Navigate back to the site creator editor and click on '''Settings''' and then '''Advance'''. You will then need to Click on the '''Verify Website Ownership'' option and select '''Upload verification File'''. Simply browse to where you downloaded the file to and click the “okay” button.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:46, 12 February 2013

In order for your site to appear in the Google search when you type in example.co.za or www.example.co.za, you will need to submit a sitemap using Google Webmaster Tools. Its recommended to also submit your site URL using the following link provided below.

Add URL - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url

Please note that this tutorial does not cover SEO (Search Engine Optimization). If you want your site to appear in Google search when keywords are entered, please visit the following URL for more information – http://adwords.google.co.za

  • Step 1

Login to Google Webmaster Tools - http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/?hl=en with a valid gmail account and enter your website URL www.example.co.za in the text box and click add site.

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  • Step 2

Verify Ownership, we suggest that you use the recommended method which is to download the html verification file.

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  • Step 3

Navigate back to the site creator editor and click on Settings' and then Advance. You will then need to Click on the Verify Website Ownership option and select Upload verification File. Simply browse to where you downloaded the file to and click the “okay” button.

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  • Step 4

You should then see the following appear.

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  • Step 5

Your site should now be verified, now you will need to submit a Google Site MAP of your website – More info regarding this can be found when visiting the following URL - https://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=156184

Now that you know why you need to create a site map, let’s go ahead and do it. Navigate back to the site creator editor and click on Advance and the Download Sitemap, your sitemap should now be downloaded.

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  • Step 6

You now need to submit your sitemap that you just downloaded, so navigate back to Google Webmaster Tools and click on Dashboard and then Sitemap which will give you the option to Add/Test Sitemap. In your case you are going to be submitting one so enter sitemap.xml in the text box next to your website URL and click Submit Sitemap.

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  • Step 7

Once you have submitted your sitemap, you should see the following. Please remember that there is not exact time frame as to when Google will index your pages, this is entirely up to Google. For more info on how to submit contents to Google visit http://www.google.com/submityourcontent/website-owner/

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