How To Get Your WebSite Listed on Google? (Beginner’s Guide)

How To Get Your WebSite Listed on Google

How To Get Your WebSite Listed on Google

Google is the biggest search engine in the world, and getting your WordPress site listed on Google can help you get more traffic and visitors. However, Google may not automatically list your site right away, and you may miss out on potential customers.

Fortunately, you can easily get your WordPress site listed on Google by following some simple steps. In this article, we will show you how to get your WordPress site listed on Google in no time.

What You Need to Get Your WordPress Site Listed on Google

To get your WordPress site listed on Google, you will need the following things:

• A Google Webmasters Tool account (also known as Search Console). This is a free service that allows you to monitor and optimize your site’s performance on Google. You can sign up for a Google Webmasters Tool account here.

• A Yoast SEO plugin. This is a free plugin that helps you improve your WordPress site’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization). You can download and install the Yoast SEO plugin here.

• An XML sitemap. This is a file that lists all the pages and posts on your WordPress site, and helps Google find and index them. You can create an XML sitemap using the Yoast SEO plugin.

How to Get Your Website Listed on Google

Once you have the above things ready, you can follow these steps to get your WordPress site listed on Google:

Step 1: Check WordPress Settings for Search Engine Visibility

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your WordPress site is visible to search engines. To do this, go to Settings » Reading in your WordPress dashboard and scroll down to the Search Engine Visibility option.

Make sure that this option is unchecked, so that search engines can crawl and index your site.

Click on the Save Changes button to save your settings.

Step 2: Connect Google Search Console with WordPress

The next thing you need to do is connect your Google Search Console account with your WordPress site. This will allow you to verify your site ownership, submit your sitemap, and see reports on your site’s performance on Google.

To do this, go to SEO » General in your WordPress dashboard and click on the Webmaster Tools tab. Here you will see a field for Google Verification Code.

To get this code, go to your Google Search Console account and click on the Add Property button. Enter your website URL exactly as it appears in your browser’s address bar, including WWW or non-WWW and HTTPS or HTTP.

Click on the Continue button and you will be taken to a verification page. Here you need to select the Alternate methods tab and choose the HTML tag option. You will see a meta code that you need to copy.

Go back to your WordPress dashboard and paste this code in the Google Verification Code field.

Click on the Save Changes button to save your settings.

Go back to your Google Search Console account and click on the Verify button. You should see a message that says “Ownership verified”.

If you don’t see this message, make sure that you clear the cache in WordPress.

Step 3: Create an XML Sitemap

The next thing you need to do is create an XML sitemap for your WordPress site. This will help Google find and index all the pages and posts on your site.

To create an XML sitemap, go to SEO » General in your WordPress dashboard and click on the Features tab. Scroll down to the XML sitemaps option and turn it on.

Click on the Save Changes button to save your settings.

To view your sitemap, click on the question mark icon next to XML sitemaps title. You will see a link that says “See the XML sitemap”. Click on it and you will see all the sitemaps for your site.

Your main sitemap file is called sitemap_index.xml, and it contains links to all other sitemaps for your site. You only need to submit this main sitemap file to Google, and it will automatically crawl all other sitemaps for your site.

Step 4: Submit Your Sitemap to Google Search Console

The final step is to submit your sitemap to Google Search Console. This will tell Google that you have a new or updated sitemap for your site, and it will start crawling and indexing it.

To submit your sitemap, go to your Google Search Console account and select your website.

Go to Crawl » Sitemaps on the left side of the screen.

Click on the Add/Test Sitemap button and enter your sitemap URL. It should look something like this:

https://example.com/sitemap_index.xml

Replace example.com with your own domain name.

Click on the Submit button and you will see a message that says “Sitemap submitted successfully”.

You can also test your sitemap before submitting it by clicking on the Test button instead of Submit. This will show you if there are any errors or warnings in your sitemap.

Once you have submitted your sitemap, you can go to your Google Search Console account and see reports on your site’s performance on Google. You can see how many pages are indexed, how many impressions and clicks you get, what keywords you rank for, and more.

You have successfully got your WordPress site listed on Google!

Another important factor that affects your site’s performance on Google is speed. Faster sites are better for user experience and SEO. See our guide on how to speed up WordPress for more tips and tricks.

We hope this article helped you get your WordPress site listed on Google. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments below.

One Reply to “How To Get Your WebSite Listed on Google? (Beginner’s Guide)”

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