How to Get Indexed by Google

When you build a website, one of the things that usually worry you is how to get it indexed by Google — the most commonly used search engine on the Internet. Getting a website (all its pages) indexed by Google is however not hard as there are several simple guidelines that can help you gain Google’s trust and initiate the process of luring web traffic.


  • 1

    Add URL to Google

    The first thing you need to do is add your website URL to Google. The related link for this can be found through Google search. Just write “add URL to Google” on Google search bar, and you will get the relevant link of the site.

    Google will ask you to submit details of your website such as industry, keywords and other basic information that can make your website visible in search results when your target audience use Google search.

  • 2

    Do not add all the pages of your site

    You only have to add the homepage of your site. Google will automatically crawl all its pages and will take them in its index. For a new website, the process may take up a few weeks. However, once your homepage is indexed, the Googlebot will rank the rest of the site quickly.

  • 3

    Create sitemap

    This is the one of the most important factors in getting your website indexed by Google. Sitemap serves the purpose of a guide, as it takes Googlebot through the entire site. Sitemap lets your website be discovered by Google. A website without a map cannot guide Google through its pages.

  • 4

    Get quality backlinks

    Quality backlinks let Google know that your website is linked to several other meaningful websites, which automatically increases your chances of getting indexed by it.

  • 5

    Directory submissions

    Submit your website URL to directories. Directories act as a library and tell Google that certain keywords used by visitors on its search bar belong to your website. Googlebot can find your website more easily if the URL is added to directories with high PR (Page Rank).

  • 6

    Use social media

    It is a fact that Google finds your website pages through quality links, so using social media profiles is a good way to getting it done. You can create profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. Moreover YouTube is also a powerful platform to getting quality links.

  • 7

    Quality content

    This is often the most underestimated factor, but lately, it seems to have overshadowed most of the traditional techniques like link buying and paid marketing campaigns. Quality content of your website lets Google know that it is worth reading and it gives meaningful information to Internet users.

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