Getting your website indexed by Google is vital for your business. An index is like a map that tells Google what pages on your website exist and what keywords they are associated with. Submitting your website to the Google index ensures that your pages will be found by Google when people search for the products or services that you offer. In this blog post, we'll show you how to submit any URL to the Google index in four easy steps.
1. The first step is to create a sitemap. A sitemap is an XML file that contains all of the URLs on your website. If you have a small website with fewer than 500 pages, you can create a sitemap manually. If your website has more than 500 pages, you'll need to use a tool like Google Search Console or Screaming Frog SEO Spider to generate a sitemap for you.
2. Once you have created your sitemap, you need to add it to your robots.txt file. The robots.txt file is a text file that tells search engine bots which pages on your website they can and cannot crawl. Adding your sitemap to your robots.txt file ensures that Googlebot will be able to find and crawl your sitemap.
3. The next step is to submit your sitemap to Google via the Search Console tool. To do this, simply login to Search Console and select the property (website) that you want to submit the sitemap for. Then, click on the 'Sitemaps' tab and enter the URL of your sitemap into the box provided. Once you have done this, click on the 'Submit' button.
4. The final step is to check that your sitemap has been successfully submitted and indexed by Google. To do this, go back to the 'Sitemaps' tab in Search Console and click on the 'Index Coverage' report. This report will tell you if there are any errors with your sitemap or if any of the URLs in your sitemap have not been indexed by Google.
Submitting your website to Google Index is an important part of SEO and should be done as soon as possible after launching your site. Fortunately, it's a relatively simple process that only takes a few minutes to complete. Simply create a sitemap, add it to your robots file, submit it via Search Console, and then check for errors using the Index Coverage report. By following these steps, you can ensure that Google will be able to find and index all of the pages on your website so that people can find them when they perform a search online.