Getting Your Website Indexed On Google

When you have a new website, you will be aware that it can take some time for Google to index it and have it showing on their search engine results pages.  This is an inevitable wait, as the google search bots take time to scan every site on the internet!  There are a few things you can do to give your site a much needed boost to help it index faster.

  1. Add your site manually using the Google URL submission form.  You can simply add your URL in the search console (formally known as web master tools).  You can submit your html and XML sitemaps too which will help your site index quicker.
  2. Get some links to your site by posting on your blog about your new site.  If you have a blog it is a great way to quickly get a backlink or two, simply by posting content about your new site!  Blogs are crawled more often by the search bots, so your site will be seen quicker.
  3. Get friends to share your site on their social media networks.  This will help to boost your indexing as social network signals are good for Google.