Submitting URLs may seem too simple to even write about but more newcomers are using the internet over the years. We all have to start somewhere, right?
How to submit URL or site to Google
- Sign up at Google Search Console
- Select the correct property (website) on the left
- Paste the site URL into the search box above and enter
- Click request indexing
- Wait while Google Search Console tests URL for indexing before notification
After signing up at Google Search Console, please follow the instructions to add and verify your new property (site).
Click request indexing for a new URL or for an updated page.
Please view the below official Google Search Central YouTube video on publisher tools including using Google Search Console and more information including search performance report, Adsense, Analytics, and Site Kit.
How to submit my WordPress site sitemap for search engine crawling and indexing?
For example, a WordPress default sitemap URL may be found at https://www.you-new-website.com/wp-sitemap. xml. Please test by visiting it out before submitting it.
Below is how an XML sitemap index may look e.g. https://www.goodpassive.com/sitemap_index.xml
Alternatively or simultaneously, one may install a good XML sitemap WordPress plugin e.g. XML Sitemaps.
What is an alternative search engine for URL submission?
Bing Webmaster is another venue to submit your URL. Like Google Search Console, Sitemaps (click on the left) can also be submitted with the correct property (website) selected.
What other useful features are there on Google Search Console?
Manual Actions, Security Issues, and Core Web Vitals may help to reveal what are the critical problems or issues on your site.
Google Search Console also displays the performance of your site in terms of clicks and impressions traffic. Comparing current traffic and 28 days ago may provide actionable insights to improving your site as shown below in the video.
Also, it may be a good idea to set international targeting e.g. United States under Legacy Tools and Report.
Is there an official Google search videos channel for learning more?
Please visit or subscribe to Google Search Central YouTube.
What to do if my site is penalized?
Please watch and follow the steps in the video according to the Official Google Search Central below.
What are other common useful and convenient features from Google?
Google owns the .new domain (TechRepublic). That means that we can quickly access the following URLs for your Google account:
- doc.new – create a new Google doc
- keep.new – create a new Google Keep note
- cal.new – create a new Google Calendar event
- sheet.new – create a new Google sheet
- slide.new – create a new Google presentation
- form.new – create a new Google form
- site.new – create a new Google site or site post
And the .new service extends beyond Google services, for example:
Visit Whats.new to learn more about this shortcut service. Here for a long or complete list of the .new shortcuts.
Note: Did you know that the new Google site also allows embeds?
Anyone can register for a .new domain at Get.new but the pricing is high e.g. more than $480 annually.
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