Every newbie wants to know the answer to this Question ” How to add website URL to google ” and Make your website visible on Google Search Engine Rankings. Well, a lot of people confused about it. A lot of people don’t even know this step and they start complaining that their website is not showing on Google Search Engine.
If you have also the same question in your mind then I have an easy and simple solution to make your website visible on Google.
There are two main Search Engine.
Table of Contents
- 1 How to Add Website Url to Google
- 2 How to Create Sitemap for Google and Submit on Google Search Engine Console.
How to Add Website Url to Google
First of all, you need to login on your Gmail account. (If you don’t have Gmail account create one for yourself).
Now Go to Google Search Engine Console. (Signup)
Click on Add Property.
Now you have to enter a name of your website.
Remember verify Website both version of www and without www.
Here is example if you want to add property of your domain
- First add Website here http://abc.com
- After verification process of the first one again click on Add property and add website http://www.abc.com
Now both version of the website has been verified.
How to Add a Property on Google
First as mentioned above you have to enter one version of a website into add property bar and click on add.
When you will click on add, it will ask for a verification process.
Here what you need to do is just Download this HTML file the link is given.
Upload this downloaded file in your Hosting.
First Open Hosting, and after login goes into the File manager.
There you will see Public HTML click here
and now click on upload button , select this downloaded file and upload it.
After uploading click on I m not a robot. and click on verify. That’s it.
If this method looks difficult to do, click on Alternative method as you can see also on above picture.
When you click on an Alternative method you will see these Alternative methods, the easiest one is the Domain name provider click on domain name provider and after that just you have to select your Hosting and login to here it will automatically verify your domain.
Verify Property of your website through Yoast
First, open Yoast and go to your Yoast dashboard.
Here you will see written Google Search console click on it then you will be redirected to search engine console. here go to the same place where it asks for verification.
Here choose an Alternative method, here select the option HTML Tag and you will see a code on a pic below starting with meta name paste this code on Yoast to verify it.
When you will paste this code on Yoast it will be verified so don’t forget to verify both versions.
Why do we need to Add Both versions of Domain?
A lot of people Ask question why we need to add both versions of the domain like with WWW and without WWW.
The answers are if you will just add one format , sometimes google mistakenly take other version domain as someone else which cause duplicate content problem. so to solve this issue we have to add both properties.
Add Robots.txt on Google Search Engine console
Robot.txt is used to tell Search engine that doesn’t crawl these things. so there are some links which you don’t wanna show to google so that’s why we create robots file
To add Robots file first you need to create a robot file.
First, open notepad and write Robot file
You can download my own robot file and replace my website name with your website name and paste it into notepad and save this file as Robot.
(Remember save notepad file as robots because its already txt , dont save it as robot.txt because if you save it like that than it will become robot.txt.txt ) . upload it.
Now upload it to your Hosting>>File manager>>PublicHTML
Click on File Manager.
Now click on Publish HTML
and then click on upload and select the Robot.txt file.
So robot file will be uploaded successfully if you want to check that it’s uploaded successfully. check by typing yourwebname.com/robots.txt on URL bar and press enter if it shows coding than it means the file has been uploaded successfully.
How to Create Sitemap for Google and Submit on Google Search Engine Console.
There are many methods to create sitemap but I would prefer to create a sitemap on Yoast.
Go to your Yoast Plugin and click on XML sitemap.
Now after clicking on XML Sitemap, you will see pic below
click on Enable.
Now click on XML Sitemap and you will see your sitemap. (as shown in pic below )
Remember to copy the address of this sitemap as I have highlighted in the red area on above pic, whatever the address is just copied it because you have to insert this code on Google Search Engine Console.
Setting Up Search Engine Console
Go to your Search Engine console Click on Message and open message of improve search engine presence.
- The first step is Add All your website versions which we have already done by verifying property of Both versions with WWW and without WWW.
- Select your preferred version
- Out of these two versions of www and without WWW select anyone which you want to prefer. (it doesn’t effect Ranking whatever version you will select).
- Select Country where you want to target your website. Suppose your website is for a specific country product than just select specific country than google will know about it that you want to prefer your website in the specific country.
- (It helps to boost Rankings in specific Country).
- Share access if someone is also working with you on a website you can give him access. otherwise, leave it.
- Submit a sitemap click on it.
- then you will see a button add a sitemap
- now you have to put that address of sitemap that I asked you to copy here as shown in below post.
- Remeber yourwebsitename.com/ (you have to put just that part ) not full URL.
- If you are using Yoast Sitemap than you have to enter here sitemap_index.XML
- and click on submit.
Now Go to Search engine console and click on Robots.
Now as shown in the pic above type robots.txt on an empty box and click on Test after that click on Submit.
Now submit on 3rd option.
Now Only Last Step Left as you have to Fetch and Render.
Web Master tool Fetch as Google
Click on Fetch as Google on Crawl Tab.
Now click on Fetch and Render
Now, wait til the status is pending.
After 1 or 2 minutes there will be an option of Submit to index, you need to click here.
Select I am not a robot and Crawl this URL and its direct link.
If you update the website daily than Yoast plugin automatically submits it to Search Engine Console webmaster tool.
It’s better to submit manually after each post. Mostly select option crawl only this URL.
if you have just created new website after doing it share your posts as much as you can on social media, ask your friends to visit your post, it will make Google index your website quickly.
to check your website is indexed or not
Type on Google
site: name of your web
and click on search it will show all results if a website is indexed it will show all links related website.
If you have done all these things congrats you have completed Basic SEO of your website.