Google: How Do I Know if My Website is Being Indexed on Google?
Indexing your website can lead to increased traffic and potential customers. By ensuring that your website is properly indexed and optimized, you are giving yourself the best chance at success in the highly competitive online marketplace.
Here are some guidelines:
How do I add my website to Google?
- Step 2: Sign in to your Google account. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to create one.
- Step 3: Once signed in, click on the “Add Property” button on the top right corner of the page.
- Step 4: Type in your website URL and click “Continue.”
- Step 5: Verify ownership of your website by following the prompts provided by Google. This step is essential for Google to recognize your website as your own and give you access to vital data about your website’s performance on search engines.
- Step 6: Once you’ve completed the verification process, go to the “URL Inspection” tool in the left-hand menu.
- Step 7: Paste your website’s URL in the search bar provided and click “Enter.”
- Step 8: Google will crawl your website to check for any errors or problems, and once complete, click “Request Indexing.”
- Step 9: Google will then re-crawl your website to update any changes and include your website in its search index.
How do you check to see if my website has been submitted to Google?
- Step 1: Open Google Search Console
- Step 2: Click on the “URL Inspection” tab on the left-hand side
- Step 3: Type in the URL of the webpage you want to check and press “Enter”
- Step 4: If the webpage has been submitted to Google, you will see a green checkmark with the message “URL is on Google” displayed. If it has not been submitted yet, you will see a gray question mark with the message “URL is not on Google”.
For your site to appear on the SERPs, you need to make sure that it has been submitted to Google. By submitting your website for indexing, you are allowing Google to crawl your website and gather important information about it. This allows Google to more quickly update its search engine results with changes to your website, ensuring that users always see the most up-to-date information.
Related: Google Search Console
Related: Google’s URL Inspection Tool