Last updated on October 7th, 2017
How to add your blog or website with Google – SEO blogging tricks
So you had created a blog and next step is you have to submit your blog to search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. I already wrote an article on How to Submit your blog to Yahoo and Bing search engines. In this article, I will guide you to submit your blog to Google. It’s free, easy and most needed.
Just ping the URL here to submit your blog by using your existing Google account or create a new one, no matter what it might be? Also, submitting a blog to Google is absolutely free and costs no money, the only thing you need is to help Google to find you by doing proper On-page and Off-page SEO.
Here, in this article, I am going to explain how I submitted by Blog to Google and also implemented Google search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tool).
After you submitted the tool to Google, you will be taken to their search console where you can have all tools necessary to index your blog. Before everything, you need to verify your blog.
After you submitted the tool to Google, you will be taken to their search console where you can have all tools necessary to index your blog.
Before everything, you need to verify your blog.
Once you logged into the search console home page, just see on the top right side of the page to point on Gear symbol.
Click on the symbol and choose Site Verification option. You will now be redirected to verification page and there you can see many methods to verify your blog/website.
Use any of the method there or even it is best if you verified your site by using all options.
You will now be redirected to verification page and there you can see many methods to verify your blog/website. Use any of the method there or even it is best if you verified your site by using all options.
Don’t get fed up on How to? Because once you selected any one of the option via the radio button, immediately below that button, you will get guidance on the method you choose for verification. Go ahead and verify your site on Google.
First, verify your site. Tell Google you own this website.
So, now you verified your blog with Google Webmaster. Now let Google know what is your blog about? To do this, you need to submit your blog sitemap to Google so as Google Bot can detect URLs and index your pages.
One of the foremost things is to create an xml sitemap and submit it to Google search console.
What is a sitemap?
A sitemap is an XML file which consists of all URLs in your blog or website which helps search engine crawlers to index your pages quickly.
It is a must and most important file like index file in your blog. Whenever Search engine bot crawls your blog, it will first look for XML version of sitemap in your blog and from there it starts crawling other pages and inner pages, simply other sections in your site.
You must place the sitemap file in your site root directory that will look this if you search your file in browser address bar http://www.yoursitename.com/sitemap.xml, this will be your sitemap
Tough you can present sitemap in other versions such as PHP or HTML or HTM to users but search engine friendly and recognized file type is XML version. You may have a look at Wiki article about sitemap here
You can go here to create an XML sitemap for your blog here or if your blog was in PHP or HTML. But most blogs use Word Press today even mine too so there is no need to work separately to create a sitemap for our blog. Word Press uses many plugins to create a sitemap and it will automatically
But most blogs use Word Press today even mine too so there is no need to work separately to create a sitemap for our blog. Word Press uses many plugins to create a sitemap and it will automatically update whenever we publish new articles rather in PHP or HTML versions, it is up to webmaster prime duty to update sitemap also whenever they add a page.
Word Press uses many plugins to create a sitemap and it will automatically update whenever we publish new articles rather in PHP or HTML versions, it is up to webmaster prime duty to update sitemap also whenever they add a page.
Remember, updating and Re-submitting sitemap regularly to Google Search Console will make Google happy and easy to index your website or blog.
How to submit your sitemap to Google Search Console?
Login to your Google Search Console using the Google account you were used previously to submit the site. Once you were landed on profile home page, you may see your site name like as seen here in this image.
Click on the site and you will be taken to dashboard page. On the right column, you will see Sitemaps hover over the mouse and click on it, now you will be Re-directed to sitemap tools page. Click “ADD/TEST SITEMAP” to submit your blog sitemap file. Also, you can see what all the sitemaps are there if Google already discovered or even the one’s if you submitted earlier.
Now submit your sitemap URL in the respective field and tab “TEST” if you want to check the sitemap having errors or tab “SUBMIT SITEMAP” to directly submit your sitemap. If you use Word Press for your blog, then I would recommend using “Yoast SEO Plugin” which will automatically create an XML sitemap for you. You can easily submit your sitemap there.
Once submitted you submitted your sitemap just refresh the page and you will see the index status. Also, you can see how many URLs were indexed which were submitted via the sitemap. If your blog was a new one, then probably it may take some time to index your pages I mean URLs. Above shows my index status of my blog.
So, this smart small article had given you a clear picture on how to submit your blog to Google. I suggest you follow these steps accordingly so as you will not miss any steps away from indexing your blog. Google usually takes some time to index your blog and be patient until your blog gets indexed.