I am feeling happy to write artical on how to submit site to Google because this is the first step about informing Googlebot (spider or crawler) that your page or post is ready and can be indexed now.
A fact : 90% of internet world traffic is searched by Google search engine therefore you have not to worry about submitting your website/page URL to any other search engine on very first day.
The other popular search engines only acquire 10% or even less according to global search index data.
Google keep improving their Algorithm for crawling web pages. In previous days (around 2012) it was recommended to submit web page URL to get them indexed but now Googlebot has improved and in a week time crawler identify about new hosted websites to be indexed.
Submit Site to Google
Google’s URL submit is quick and easy. Just go to Google’s URL submitting, enter your URL in text area and verify that your are not a robot and press Submit button. That’s all you need.
You can also submit your site to Google via their Webmaster Tools. But in this case you do not need to submit each URL individually using above explained method rather just create your sitemap with the updated page URL’s and place it into home directory of your hosted website.
What is XML Sitemap?
The list of pages and posts on a particular website. After creating and sending this list to Google using Webmaster tool, you are able to notify Google of all pages on a website, including any URLs that may have been undetected by Google’s regular crawling process.
How to generate Sitemap.xml?
I will recommend you to visit my sitemap first, you will simply understand what really I am doing.
Google has provided Google sitemap generator but unfortunately the project is no more updated by Google team since 2009 therefore I will recommend you to use on-line site map generator Xml sitemap generator.
You can generate sitemap.xml and can update it in the home directory of hosted website (public_html directory).
How to Submit Sitemap.xml file?
Google has provided an online tool called Google Webmaster, you just need a Gmail/Google id to sign in and follow the below simple 3 steps to submit site to Google.
Enter you url in text box.
Note : Only add your website url which is generated on browser, it depends whether your URL is with www or without it. for example i added my url as http://www.blogduster.com/.
Step 2 – Now you have to verify your ownership of the website. There are 5 ways which Google provides
The methods explained here are very simple therefore I will recommend you to read details explained by Google, because no one can explain better than Google itself.
You can use any of method that you feel is good and easy for you, I have used Alternate method using HTML file upload as shown below.
Step 3 – Once you are done you will see your website added as a property in Google Webmasters. Now click on Search Console Left top corner and you will see your website added as a property.
Click on website URL link and move to left menu to navigate through Crawl -> Sitemaps and you will see ADD/TEST Sitemap on the right mid corner (image below). Now put you sitemap.xml file in the image shown below and test it first before submitting. You will see message Test Successful and button to View Results of testing. Repeat the same steps again to add sitemap.xml for your website now.
That’s all you have to do to notify Goolgebot to index your post/page available on your website.
Leave your comments below if you have any question, I will get back to you as earliest as possible. Thanks to you for reading my post.