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How to add your url to google

Google, in its own words, uses a huge set of computers to crawl billions of pages on the web. This crawler, called the Googlebot, essentially begins with a list of web page URLs generated from previous crawls and then augments those pages with sitemap data provided within Google Search Console. During the crawling process, the Googlebot — also known as a “spider” — looks for new sites, updates to existing pages, and any broken links.

If new pages are within your sitemap, Google will discover them and crawl the content and then potentially list the page within search results based on its evaluation of 200+ criteria.

Once the crawling process is complete, all of the results are fed into Google’s index, and any new sites or updated content will be listed accordingly. During the processing of results, Google looks at information on your page such as title tags, meta description, alt tags, and more. If you have dynamic content on a page, the Googlebot may not be able to read it and will crawl the default version — it’s recommended that your default version is optimized for search.

As a result of Google’s crawling, you may never need to submit your website as it will be discovered automatically. The downside to this approach has always been that it’s reliant on Google’s timeframe to crawl and index your site content, which may not happen as quickly as you would like.

Want to check if a particular site is listed in Google? Just begin your search with “Site:Sitename.com.” For example, here’s what is displayed in Google for HubSpot.com:

How to add your url to google

If no content is indexed yet for a site, Google will let you know that your search did not match any results.

If no content is found, your next step should be to create a sitemap that can be submitted to Google.

If you want more information about how to create a sitemap, take a look at this post.

(HubSpot customers: Your sitemap is automatically generated and maintained. Simply go to yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml to see it.)

How Long Does It Take for Google to Index Content?

My former colleague Casey Henry wondered this very question and ran a test to see how long it took Yahoo! and Google to crawl and index content. The results? Well, they were staggering.

When publishing content without manually submitting an updated sitemap, Henry found that it took Google 1,375 minutes to crawl, while Yahoo took 1,773 minutes. To put those numbers into perspective, that’s roughly a full-day just to crawl your content.

How to add your url to google

On the other hand, if you’re launching a new website, or adding a number of new pages to an existing domain, it may be worth submitting an updated sitemap. According to the same study, Henry found that after submitting an updated sitemap, the average time it took for a bot to visit the page was 14 minutes, compared to Yahoo!’s 245 minutes. In other words, your new page can start generating organic traffic and conversions on the same day.

How to add your url to google

How Do I Submit My Site to Google?

To submit your website to Google, you can either add an updated sitemap to your Google account, or submit an indexing request for the desired URL through Fetch as Google. Both processes require site owners to register with Google Search Console.

Here are the specifics of each option:

If you have a brand new site .

If you’re launching a website for the first time, you should first verify you own the site within Google Search Console. Then, submit it here — select the “submit a sitemap” option once you land on this page.

If you have an existing site and are launching new pages .

With a web domain already launched, you can still submit new pages for Google to index and rank them accordingly. Anyone used to be able to do this with a page they wanted crawled, whether they owned the page or not. Now, just as you would when launching a brand new website, you must be the URL’s owner to ask Google to re-crawl it.

If you own a webpage you’d like Google to re-crawl, you can do a few different things:

Submit an Updated Sitemap

First, you can submit an updated sitemap to ensure it gets listed as quickly as possible. To submit an updated sitemap, log in to Google Search Console and select “Add a Property.”

How to add your url to google

Once you’re there, you can submit your updated sitemap for Google so it can begin crawling it as soon as possible.

How to add your url to google

Fetch as Google

Fetch as Google allows you to view webpages on your site as Google sees them. As a site owner, you can also use this tool to reindex individual URLs once you’ve fetched them. To do this, log into Google Search Console and select the property you have currently listed with Google.

Along the lefthand sidebar, select Crawl > Fetch as Google, as shown below:

How to add your url to google

This will pull up a table where you can enter a URL path following your domain name, and “Fetch” this particular webpage on your website. See what this looks like below:

How to add your url to google

As you can see above, two sample Fetch requests have been listed below the Fetch bar. The status of these fetches is “Partial,” but once these fetches are complete, Google will assess their eligibility for reindexing. If the URL you’ve fetched qualifies, you’ll see a “Request Indexing” option appear where the red box is in the screenshot above. Select this option, and Google will begin the process of re-crawling and reindexing this webpage.

As stated earlier in this article, indexing requests can take anywhere from a day to a couple of weeks to complete. So, check your Fetch as Google table periodically to see the status of your active indexing requests.

Based on the above instructions, you may be wondering if you need to submit an updated sitemap or indexing request every time you publish a new page. If you’re updating critically important content that you’d like Google to recognize quickly, you certainly could do so. But keep in mind Google also re-crawls pages on its own, and it’s ok to let this process work in the background as you regularly create and update your content.

How to add your url to google

How to add your url to google

2. Select Domain List from the left navigation sidebar and click on the Manage button that appears in front of your domain name:

  • Type: TXT Record | Host: @ | Value: google-site-verification=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx | TTL: Automatic – verifies your domain for Google Sites.
  • Type: CNAME | Host: www | Value: ghs.googlehosted.com | TTL: Automatic – maps www.yourdomain.tld subdomain to your website.
  • Type: URL Redirect | Host: @ | Value: http://www.yourdomain.tld | Unmasked – allows the visitors to access the site via a bare domain as well (e.g., yourdomain.tld).

How to add your url to google

4. Please ensure there are no conflicting records (A, CNAME, URL redirect records with different values but set for the same hosts) for your domain. If there are any, remove them by using a trash bin icon next to the record:

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Allow up to 30 minutes for the changes to be accepted globally.

Here is how to add a website property to your Search Console account. Note that you must be able to prove that you own the site (or appropriate section of that site) in order to add it to your Search Console account. You can create a property that includes an entire domain (example.com) or a property that is limited to a single branch (example.com/clothing/).

Contents:

Types of website properties

Search Console supports the following website property types:

Includes only URLs with the specified prefix, including the protocol (http/https). If you want your property to match any protocol or subdomain (http/https/www./m. and so on), consider adding a Domain property instead. See more details.

✔ http://example.com/dresses/1234
🅧 https://example.com/dresses/1234 – https does not match
🅧 http://www.example.com/dresses/1234 – www. does not match

✔ http://example.com/dresses/1234
✔ https://example.com/dresses/1234
✔ http://www.example.com/dresses/1234
✔ http://support.m.example.com/dresses/1234

Add a new property

To add a new property:

  1. Open the property selector dropdown in any Search Console page.
  2. Select + Add property on the dropdown.
  3. Choose the type of property to add:
    • Specify the URL of your property exactly as it appears in the browser bar, including the final / mark. Any URLs that start with this prefix are included in your property.
    • If your site supports multiple protocols (http and https), you must add a separate property for each protocol. Similarly, if you support multiple subdomains (such as example.com, m.example.com, and www.example.com) you must add a separate property for each subdomain.
    • If you support other variations in your domain or protocol (m.example.com, http://example.com, https://example.com), consider telling Google which URLs are canonical.
    • If you need to track data separately for multiple subsections of your site, consider creating a Search Console property for each domain or subpath that you want to track separately, as well as a property that contains them all. For example, if you have a travel site with specific subfolders covering Ireland, France, and Spain, you might create accounts for the following URL-prefix properties:
      • https://www.example.com/ (or a Domain property for example.com)
      • https://www.example.com/france/
      • https://www.example.com/ireland/
      • https://www.example.com/spain/
      • http://m.example.com/ (for your mobile site)

      Specify the domain to cover. See below to learn the supported URL syntax and which URLs are included in your property. A Domain property requires DNS record verification to prove ownership, unless the property is on a Google product such as Blogger or Google Sites.

      Syntax

      A Domain property URL is a URL without a protocol (http/https) or any directory parts (/some/path/). Note that the public suffix (.org, .com, and so on) is part of the property name, so the Domain property “example.com” does not include “example.org” or “example.il.com”.

      The following URLs are all valid Domain property definitions:

      • m.example.com
      • example.com
      • support.m.example.org
      • support.m.example.co.es

      www is ignored. If you add www to your property name, the www will be ignored. For example, if you specify www.example.com as your property URL, the property will be created as example.com

      Coverage

      A Domain property aggregates data for all subdomains, protocols, and subpaths of the property. For example, if you define a Domain property as “example.com”, the data includes example.com, any subdomains of example.com (for example, m.example.com, support.m.example.com, www.example.com, and so on), and any subpaths of any of those domains, on http, https, and ftp.

      Here are some example Domain properties, and what they aggregate:

      • http://example.com
      • https://example.com
      • http://m.example.com
      • http://a.b.c.example.com
      • https://m.example.com/any/path/here
      • .
      • http://fish.example.com
      • https://fish.example.com
      • https://support.fish.example.com
      • https://support.fish.example.com/any/path/here
      • .
      • NOT example.com
      • http://example.co.cn
      • https://example.co.cn
      • https://support.example.co.cn
      • https://support.example.co.cn/any/path/here
      • .
      • NOT example.co

      If you want to separate your Domain property data by subdomain, path, or protocol, use one of the following techniques:

      • Add a page filter in the Performance report to see data for specific protocols or subdomains
      • Create additional URL-prefix properties for segments of the Domain property; for example for the Domain property example.com, create additional properties for m.example.com, http://example.com, https://example.com/spain/, and so on.

      Google-hosted property

      • To verify immediately, follow the verification steps described without closing the popup window, then click Verify in the popup window. If it will take you some time to perform these steps, you can always save your settings and resume the process later (described next).
      • To pause and resume the process later, click Verify later to save your current state, close the popup, and verify your site at your convenience. After you have performed the required verification steps, finish verification by selecting the saved (but unverified) property in the property selector in the navigation bar, and selecting Verify.

      Re-add a removed property

      You can re-add a property that you have removed without verification, as long as the property still has one verified owner.

      To re-add the property, simply add the property as described above in steps 1-3, and you should automatically be re-verified.

      As an administrator, you can map a URL to a site in Google Sites and classic Sites to create a short, easy-to-remember address for your public website. You can create up to 2,000 custom site addresses with your Google Workspace account.

      Considerations when mapping a URL

      • It might take up to 24 hours to see your changes reflected.
      • In new Sites, address mappings automatically supply domain-validated SSL certificates for secure connections. You can’t use other certificates.
      • In new Sites, you cannot map a site to a URL that’s under a different domain name.
      • People can only see the mapped URL if the site is shared with anyone outside of your organization. If the site is shared with specific people or only with your organization, everyone sees the original URL, such as sites.google.com/example.com/yoursitename, instead of the mapped URL. For details, go to Set Google Sites sharing options.

      Step 1: Turn on site creation for users

      Before you begin: Make sure Sites is turned on for your users. For details, go to Control who uses classic and new Sites in your organization.

      To turn on site creation for new Sites and classic Sites:

      Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

      Step 2: Add a custom URL

      Before you begin: If you’re mapping a URL to a secondary domain, the owner of the site must use the secondary domain for their email address. If the owner uses a different domain, you need to create an account for the user on the secondary domain and transfer ownership of the site to the new account. The user on the secondary domain must then duplicate the site (to change the site path to the secondary domain) and publish the duplicated site.

      1. In the Sites settings of your Admin console, click Custom URL.
      2. Click Add New Sites or Classic Sites depending on where the site is published.
      3. Click Continue.
      4. Enter the current URL for the site. The format of the URL depends on how the site was created:
        • Created with new Sites—The URL will be sites.google.com/domain/sitename.
        • Created with classic Sites and migrated to new Sites—The URL will be sites.google.com/a/domain/sitename.
        • Created with classic Sites—The URL will be sites.google.com/a/domain/sitename.
      5. Click Continue.
      6. Select a verified domain.
        Note: If you’re mapping from new Sites, only the domain hosting the site is available.
      7. Enter a custom URL for the siteclick Continue.
      8. Set up the CNAME record with your domain host.
        You update the CNAME record on your domain host’s website, not in your Admin console. Each domain host has a different process. For details, go to Add a CNAME record to your domain’s DNS records.
      9. Click Add Custom URL.

      Create a naked domain address (Optional)

      Troubleshooting errors

      • The CNAME record wasn’t properly configured. For details, go to Add a CNAME record to your domain’s DNS records.
      • Your DNS provider lacks proper support for Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA). If this is the case, you can take one or more of the following actions:
        • Add a CAA record to your domain.
        • Contact your DNS provider to fix the CAA support.
        • Change to a DNS provider that provides proper CAA support.
        • Reconfigure a CAA record if it was explicitly configured to prevent issuance by Let’s Encrypt.

        This error could be due to:

        • The fact that the site was created on the primary domain and shows the original domain when trying to add the custom URL.
        • Make a copy of the site using the new domain. This action allows the owner to map the site using the secondary domain.

        Google, Google Workspace, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All other company and product names are trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

        To get results from Google each time you search, you can make Google your default search engine. If your browser isn’t listed below, check its help resources for info about changing search settings.

        Computer

        1. Open Google Chrome.
        2. In the top right, click More Settings. Or, in your address bar, enter chrome://settings .
          • Tip: If there’s a Chrome update available, in the top right, you’ll find Update . Click Update Settings.
        3. Under “Search engine,” select Google.

        Android phone or tablet

        1. Open the Chrome app .
        2. In the top right, tap More Settings.
        3. Under “Basics,” tap Search engineGoogle.

        iPhone or iPad

        1. Open the Chrome app .
        2. At the bottom, tap More Settings .
        3. Tap Search engineGoogle.

        Microsoft Edge 79 & up

        1. Open Microsoft Edge.
        2. At the top right, click Settings and more Settings.
        3. On the left, click Privacy and Services. If you don’t find this, first click the Menu at the top left.
        4. Scroll to the bottom and click Address bar.
        5. In the “Search engine used in the address bar” drop-down, select Google.

        Microsoft Edge 44 & lower

        1. Open Microsoft Edge. .
        2. At the top right, click Settings and more Settings.
        3. In the “Advanced settings” section, click View Advanced settings.
        4. Under “Search in address bar with,” click Change.
        5. Click Google Search Set as default.

        Tip: To see which version of Internet Explorer you’re using, click Help About Internet Explorer.

        Internet Explorer 11

        1. Open Internet Explorer.
        2. At the top right, click the gear icon.
        3. Click Manage add-ons.
        4. At the bottom, click Find more toolbars and extensions.
        5. Scroll down to the Google Search extension.
        6. Click Add. To confirm, click Add again.
        7. At the top right, click the gear icon.
        8. Click Manage add-ons.
        9. On the left, under “Add-on Types,” click Search Providers.
        10. On the right, click Google Search.
        11. At the bottom, click Set as default.

        Internet Explorer 10

        1. Open Internet Explorer.
        2. In the top right corner of the page, click the gear icon.
        3. Click Manage add-ons.
        4. On the left side of the page, click Search Providers.
        5. In the bottom left corner, click Find more providers.
        6. Select Google.
        7. Click Add to Internet Explorer.
        8. Check the box next to “Make this my default search provider.”
        9. Click Add.

        Internet Explorer 9

        1. Open Internet Explorer.
        2. In the top right corner of the browser, click the Tools icon.
        3. Click Internet options.
        4. In the General tab, find the “Search” section and click Settings.
        5. Select Google.
        6. Click Set as default.
        7. Click Close.

        Internet Explorer 8

        1. Open Internet Explorer.
        2. In the top right corner of your browser, click the down arrow in the search box.
        3. Click Find More Providers.
        4. Click Google.
        5. Check the box next to “Make this my default search provider.”
        6. Click Manage Search Providers.
        7. Click Add.
        1. Open Firefox.
        2. In the small search bar in the top right of your browser, click Search .
        3. Click Change Search Settings.
        4. Under “Default Search Engine,” select Google.
        1. Open Safari.
        2. Click the search bar.
        3. In the left corner of the search bar, click the magnifying glass.
        4. Select Google.
        1. Open your browser app. It could be called Internet or Browser.
        2. Tap the Menu button on your phone or at the top right of the browser.
        3. Tap SettingsAdvancedSet search engine.
        4. Tap Google.

        Important: This feature is available on new devices distributed in the European Economic Area (EEA) on or after March 1, 2020.

        To include a picture in Google search results, add your image to a website along with a description. While you can’t directly upload images into search results, searchable images posted on a website can show up in our search results.

        Add your image to the web

        1. Post your image to a website

        If you’d like your photograph or image to appear in Google search results, you’ll need to post the image on a website. If you don’t own a website, here are some free content hosting services that you can use:

        • Add the images to a blog using Blogger
        • Create your own website using Google Sites

        By posting the image on a public and searchable website, you’ll make it possible for Google to find your image and add it to the Images index. When you upload the image, make sure that the page your image is on is publicly accessible. For example, if you posted the photo on Google+, make sure the privacy setting was Public.

        For more tips on posting on a site that Google will index, read about adding a site to Google.

        Tips to help your image appear in Search

        To help your image appear in Google search results, follow these image publishing guidelines:

        • Include descriptive text. Include text somewhere near the image, like an “alt” tag or a caption. This helps Google understand what the image is showing and what searches it relates to.
        • Upload high-quality photos. Great image content is an excellent way to build traffic to your site.

        ​Finally, be patient. Images you upload to the web won’t instantly appear in search results. You’ll need to wait until your site is indexed by Google before your images show up in search results.

        As a business owner, one of the foremost things you need to do for your business to be found online is to get it listed on Google My Business (GMB). This means providing all your business information such as Name, Address, Phone number (NAP), working hours, etc. so that anyone who looks up your business online will have all the information they need.

        An important aspect of your business information is your website, which you should ideally list as part of your Google My Business profile. Here, we’ll take you step by step through the process of adding your website to your GMB listing.

        How to add your url to google

        Step 1:

        Go to www.google.com/business/ and login using your business ID. In case you haven’t listed your business on Google yet, here’s a guide that will show you how to do that.

        How to add your url to google

        Step 2:

        Once logged in, click on the ‘Info’ tab on the left-hand side menu.

        How to add your url to google

        Step 3:

        In the ‘Info’ section, all your business details will be listed. Scroll down to the ‘Add Website’ option and click on the pencil icon next to it.

        How to add your url to google

        Step 4:

        In the dialog box that pops up, enter your business’ website and click on ‘Apply’. Now your website will be linked to your GMB profile, and will be visible to searchers online.

        How do I add a link to an assignment in Google Classroom?

        Add a webpage to an assignmentOn the website, click Share to Classroom .Sign in to Classroom. If your account isn’t listed, click Add account and add your account.Click Choose class and select the class to share to. Click Choose assignment and select the assignment.Click Go.Click Attach.Click View Assignment.

        How do you add a link?

        Press Ctrl+K. You can also right-click the text or picture and click Link on the shortcut menu. In the Insert Hyperlink box, type or paste your link in the Address box. Note: If you don’t see the Address box, make sure Existing File or Web Page is selected under Link to.

        What is URL in simple English?

        A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address, is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it. A URL is a specific type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), although many people use the two terms interchangeably.

        What is a URL and where is it located?

        A uniform resource locator (URL) is basically what you would call the website address. It’s a text string that refers the user to a location of a web page or another resource (such as a program or a graphic document). Surfing the web, you can always see the URL of the currently opened page in the browser’s address bar.

        How do I fix an invalid URL?

        How To Fix Invalid URL Issues on ChromeClear the browser cache and disable extensions. Sign out of your Google account. Reinstall Chrome. Use a different browser. Check your permissions.

        How do I fix URL problems?

        The FixDecide which URL style you want to use, www or non-www.Set up a 301 redirect so that any links to your non-preferred URL style will go to the right style. Set your preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools so your search result listings are consistent with your style preference.

        How do I get an app for URL?

        Go to Google Play and search for your app by name. Once you find your app, click on it to be taken to the App Profile. This is where you will see your App download URL.

        What is phone URL?

        Uniform Resource Locator. A string of text that provides the address / location of a file or service on a computer network (usually the Internet.)

        How do you put a URL on your phone?

        AndroidLaunch “Chrome” app.Open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen.Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to homescreen.You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.

        What is my URL address?

        Alternatively, you can check the URL of any website you are visiting by clicking or tapping (on mobile) the address bar in your web browser. The address bar is the long bar that runs horizontally at the top of your web browser. Sometimes you may need to click the text in the URL to display the entire URL.

        In the Safari app on your Mac, use Search preferences to change how you search the web and how search results are presented. To change these preferences, choose Safari > Preferences, then click Search. Click the pop-up menu, then choose the search engine you want Safari to use for web searches.

        You asked, how do I add a search engine?

        1. On your computer, open Chrome.
        2. At the top right, click More. Settings.
        3. Under “Search engine,” click Manage search engines.
        4. Find “Other search engines.” Add: To the right of “Other search engines,” click Add. Fill out the text fields and click Add.

        Also know, how do I add a search engine to my Iphone? To get started, open the Settings app and tap “Safari.” Next, under the “Search” heading, tap “Search Engine.” Finally, select the search engine that you would like to use as your default when inside Safari. To select a search engine, tap it.

        Correspondingly, how do I change my search engine from Google to Safari on Mac?

        1. Step 1: Open Preferences. Click on Safari in the top Apple menu, and then select Preferences.
        2. Step 2: Change your default search engine to Google. Next to Default search engine, click on the drop down menu and select Google.
        3. Step 3: Change your homepage to Google.

        Likewise, how do I change my search engine to Google on Safari?

        1. Open Safari.
        2. Click the search bar.
        3. In the left corner of the search bar, click the magnifying glass.
        4. Select Google.
        1. From the control panel, select the search engine you want to edit.
        2. Click Setup from the menu on the left and then click the Basics tab.
        3. Click Get code.
        4. Copy the code and paste it into your site’s HTML source code where you want your search engine to appear.

        How do I add Bing to my search engine?

        Are Safari and Google the same?

        Safari is a web browser that is owned and operated by Apple. Google is a search engine that is powered by Google under parent company Alphabet, and can be used within the Safari web browser.

        What is the best search engine for Safari?

        Google certainly does the job for most Safari users. It became one of the first search engines in the early days of the internet, and it’s only gotten better. But there are reasons why you might want to consider a different option. DuckDuckGo does a better job of protecting your privacy.

        What is Safari app?

        While it’s possible to run Safari on Linux and it was briefly supported on Windows, Safari is primarily a web browser made to run on Apple hardware. You can’t run it on Android smartphones or tablets, and you should avoid the Windows version because Apple no longer supports it with critical security updates.

        How do I get rid of a search engine on Safari?

        Click Search, and then select your preferred your search engine under Default Search Engine and One-Click Search Engines. Remove suspicious search engines under One-Click Search Engines. Tick the box of the search engine, and then click the (⋮) icon. After that, click the Remove button to remove the search engine.

        What’s better Safari or Chrome?

        Chrome, as you might guess, is certainly a better fit if you have Android devices or use Windows operating system (there’s no Safari for Windows). … Verdict: Apple users in the US might be leaning closer to Safari, while international Android users would prefer Chrome.

        Which search engine is best for Mac?

        You surely won’t regret going for change after trying Google Chrome. It is the best browser for Mac. Features of Google Chrome: One of the fastest mac web browsers out there.

        How do I change the search bar on Safari?

        Scroll down until you find Safari and tap on it. Scroll down again until you see the “Tabs” section. Tap “Single Tab” if you prefer the old style with the address bar at the top. Pick “Tab Bar” if you ever want to go back to the new style.

        Getting your new website recognized by the leading search engines on the Internet is something you probably wish to do foremost in order to have people easily find it.

        Though the process of crawling your website by Googlebots and adding it to Google Index may take quite some time, we will reveal in this article a few tips on how to get your website indexed by Google in the shortest terms.

        Before we begin, let’s try to find out what Google Crawler is and how exactly the indexing process is handled.

        Google Crawler is a web-robot that consists of multiple computers requesting and fetching webpages all over the World Wide Web and adding them to the Google Indexer. When Googlebot fetches a page, it culls all the links appearing on the page and adds them to a queue for subsequent crawling. Googlebot tends to encounter almost no spam because it uses a unique inspection technology that allows checking whether the webpage to be crawled is trusted. While gathering links from every page it indexes, Googlebot can quickly build a list of links that cover a wide part of the Internet.

        To get a better understanding of how Google Search operates, we would recommend you to check this video additionally.

        The first must-to-do thing is creating a sitemap of your website. Sitemap is a file where you can list all the webpages of your site to help Googlebots crawl it more efficiently and intelligently.

        You can generate a sitemap using different online tools. More information on principles of their work and how to generate a sitemap using third-party tools can be found in the following article.

        Once you have a sitemap for your website, it may be a good idea to submit it to Google Webmaster Tools in order to let Google know your website’s structure and speed up the crawling process.

        To start, open the following link and log in with your Google Account credentials.

        Once ready, click on the Add a Property button in order to submit your website to Google Webmaster Tools:

        In the next window simply enter your website URL and click Continue:

        How to add your url to google
        NOTE: Google Webmaster Tools treats http and https as separate websites. It is recommended to add all versions of the website to the console, even if you have a redirect from http to https set. In the end you should have four websites added: http://example.tld, https://example.tld, http://www.example.tld and https://www.example.tld. Each version requires a separate verification.

        The next step will prompt you to complete your website ownership verification.

        Go to Alternate methods and download the HTML verification file as shown on the screenshot and save it to your computer:

        How to add your url to google

        Now you will need to upload this file to your hosting account by means of FTP or File Manager available in cPanel. In this guide we will stick to the File Manager option.

        Here you need to navigate to the web-root directory of your domain name.

        If you are working with your main domain name, the web-root folder is called public_html. If you are working with an addon domain name, the web-root folder should be: public_html/subdirectory

        In this case, we are working with the main domain name so public_html is the right place.

        How to add your url to google

        Once you are in the correct location, click on the Upload button and choose the recently uploaded HTML file:

        How to add your url to google

        Then click on Select File or simply drag-and-drop the file from your local machine:

        How to add your url to google

        How to add your url to google

        Now you will find the file in your public_html directory:

        How to add your url to google

        Once the file has been successfully uploaded, proceed to Step 3.

        Navigate back to Webmaster Tools verification page and confirm the successful uploading of the HTML file by following the corresponding URL link.

        Simply click on the Verify button to finish the process:

        How to add your url to google

        The next step is to submit your website’s sitemap to Webmaster Tools.

        To start, navigate to Crawl > the Sitemaps menu:

        How to add your url to google

        Then simply click on the Add/Test Sitemap button:

        How to add your url to google

        In the pop-under window, indicate the name of your sitemap file and click on Submit Sitemap to finish:

        How to add your url to google

        It may be useful to submit your newly created website here additionally.

        It is necessary to update your website with new posts and references on a constant basis and inform the search engines about these updates to keep the indexed information about your website fresh and up-to-date.

        In order to let Google know about your newly created post or page, you can use Fetch as Google option in Webmaster Tools:

        How to add your url to google

        In order to simplify and speed up the crawling process, it is necessary to keep your website fast, clean-coded and optimized. If you are running your website on the WordPress platform, check this tutorial on how to optimize your WordPress website. For further reading, refer to this guide from WPBeginner for SEO plugins and tools that can also be useful to improve indexing.