Webmaster Tools - Submit Site to Google
Get Indexed Fast
In this hub I wanted to share some tips because I believe the term 'Submit Site to Google' is a popular query searched for.
Firstly, you want to ensure that your website has a meta description, this is similar to the Hubpages summary capsule and gives search engines a description to list with the relevant keywords. You can create one by adding this snippet in between your Header tags in the HTML code, 160 characters is the length Google prefers.
<meta name="description" content="Your Description Here" />
Everybody says Flash Splash screen websites are terrible for SEO and I will agree with these people, never use one if you want to rank, I have tried all the tricks but Google cannot find any text content to crawl if the page is covered in a Splash screen. However, Individual Flash elements don't seem to be a problem.
Make Google Submit! After You Submit Here
One of the best 'Whitehat' ways that I found out about recently for getting on Google Bots radar was an auto tool for submitting your URL to 'stats' sites.
Visit the Megafoo web directory and navigate to the '/free-links/' url extension, here you simply input your URL and you will be redirected to a page saying 'Here is yoursite.com's directory page. Now build some links to this page and enjoy the collective benefits of 78 links'. The links are in the lefthand column of this page.
However, I do suggest you go back and visit each submission and copy the URL of the backlink page for an RSS feed, you don't have to but you can use a site like html2RSS to create a feed for pinging and notifying Google quicker.
Add URL to Google
Google has its own range of tools for informing them of your new website, you are probably already aware of this. It is very important to verify ownership of your website to get statistics, you simply upload the file they provide to your root directory and you can do this with an FTP client such as FileZilla or in your host control panel.
After you have verified ownership you can submit a sitemap to Google, this helps the Google Bot to crawl your pages faster. There are many free XML sitemap generators to be found by searching, they will make a file than you can also upload by FTP and then Google will find it.
Lastly I would like to mentioned a fairly obviously method to get noticed by Google, I can't under-estimate enough how important backlinking and social bookmarking sites are. Google and other search engines love to see links on sites such as Twitter, Facebook Fanpages, Stumbleupon and Digg!
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