Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SEO - Submit Your Site - Google Webmaster tools

As  I mentioned in my previous post, submitting your site to Google is mandatory if you want your site to ever be found on the net. So, just how do you submit your site to Google for indexing? - well just Google it and you'll find the answer - just kidding. It's actually very easy - here are the steps
  1. go to http://www.google.com/webmasters, click on "Sign in to Webmaster Tools" button and login using your gmail account. If you don't have one, go to www.gmail.com and create one.

  2. Once logged in, click on Add Site - type in your URL

  3. Verify your site. You have 4 options but the easiest way to do it is via the 3rd option by uploading an HTML file. It will ask you to download the HTML code. Upload that HTML to your site. If you don't know how, check with your hosting service provider - but its usually via FTP.


  4. Once verified, wait a while and your site should be indexed by google.
You have just submitted to Google. Another things I did was submitting a feed (RSS) to tell google about the changes to my site. You can use a sitemap generator (just google sitemap generator and you should see a ton of results on how to generate one for free) and then place the generated XML in your web server. Submit the sitemap by clicking on sitemaps in Google Webmaster and configure URL where your sitemap is located - usually its http://yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml. Supposedly, this helps google bot index your site so anything to help that bot out, you must do.
    Next - Submitting to Yahoo Site Explorer...

    1 comment:

    1. "Hi Aiming High!

      Thank you for sharing these steps on how we can submit our sites. Yes indeed. It is very important that we submit our sites to major search engines like Google if we really want our site to be seen on the net. "

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