Submitting Your Website to Google
So, you have a website. Now what?
Hello there! In this article, I will be discussing the following:
- How To Submit Your Website to Google Analytics
- How To Submit Your Website to Google Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console)
- How To Submit A Sitemap
Well, in order for your website to be found by search engines such as Google, you must first go to Google Analytics https://analytics.google.com. When you get to Analytics, you will then be prompted to enter details about what your site is and list the associated category. After you have filled in all information, there will be a meta tag site verification code given. Copy this code and paste it into your meta tag box on whatever php admin that you are using. If you are using a pre-made affiliate website, this will be easy because your admin panel will already have a box labeled meta tags or site verification. Once you have implemented the code, save your progress. If you are using cPanel for your website, then you would need to go to the file explorer and download the code from analytics and then upload it to the public folder. If you have any questions about how to enter the code, feel free to post a question or comment.
Submitting Your Site to Google
Google Webmaster Tool For Site Submission
After you have things all sorted out in Google Analytics, you will need to create an account with Google Webmaster Tools https://www.google.com/webmasters/#?modal_active=none in order for you site to be shown on Google (also known as Google Search Console). Once you have created your account, you will have to copy code and paste it into your meta tag box in your site admin panel. This will allow google to crawl your site and tell you how many visitors, which search terms were used to access your site, what browsers are being used, etc. It will also record which devices and service providers that your visitors are using. All of this information is important because it allows you to see whats working on your site and what is not.
Submitting a Sitemap to Google Analytics
Ok, so, hopefully your analytics and webmaster tools code implementation went well. I had to spend many hours researching and trying to find answers to all of my "webmaster" questions. It was mostly trial and error and I always wished that I could have a friend who knew how to do this stuff but decided that it was best if I just did all the work associated with website development myself so that I can use the knowledge in the future.
Once your Analytics and Webmaster Tools code is successfully implemented, you will need to create a sitemap to submit on Webmaster Tools. A sitemap is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers. It can be a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a website. It is very important to create a sitemap so that Google can index your pages. This will allow your site content to be found by Google searchers.
In order to get a sitemap, you must know if you need a xml or html and then search for "free sitemap creator". Since every one of you are using all sorts of different website admins, it's hard for me to go too much into detail about how to find out if you need an xml or html sitemap. Once you have chosen your sitemap creator and put your site name in the box for the site to generate your code, you will need to copy the code and place it in the appropriate folder in your admin panel file explorer.
Go back to Google Webmaster tools and click the red button in the right hand corner of the sitemap tab that says add/test sitemap.
Then you put your site name and add "sitemap.xml" or sitemap.html. Google will will then index all pages on your sitemap. You will know if the code was added properly because you will have a notification on your analytics panel. It takes several days for Google to crawl your site so that it is visible to search engines. Also, you can click on the "crawl stats" tab and see how many times your site has been crawled.
Hubs Coming Soon
I hope that my article helped in your website building endeavors. I will be writing more Hubs on the following topics:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Getting Website Visitors
- Making money online. Tips and tricks
- Social media marketing
- Best affiliate programs
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