Video:Get Your Site Listed on Googlewith Don Schechter
Your business' new Web site is finally up and running, now how do you attract visitors? Get the site listed on Google, one of the top search engines on the Internet.See Transcript
Transcript:Get Your Site Listed on GoogleHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Money. Today I will show you how to get your Web site listed on Google, one of the top search engines on the Internet.
Open GoogleFirst, open your Web browser and go to google.com. Then click on 'Business Solutions' located under the search box.
From here, you can choose to advertise on Google, learn how to enhance your Web site, and much more.
Under the 'Put Your Information On Google' section, click on 'Web Pages.'
Add a URL to Google's IndexNow you are at Google's Webmaster Central. Click on 'Submit Your Content to Google.'
Now you will be able to select a variety of ways to put your content on Google. For your Web site, click 'Add Your URL to Google's Index.'
Here, you can fill in your full URL and comments. When you are finished, you must type the code word in the text box that is displayed. Then click 'Add URL.'
Check the Status of Your Web SiteRemember that Google does not add all submitted URLs to their index, nor can Google let you know when your site will be available on Google.
It usually takes about a month for Google to list your site, so be patient.
To check the status of your site on Google, go to Google's Webmaster Central page. Then, click on 'Site Status Wizard.' Enter your site's URL in the space provided. Click 'Next.'
Here, you can see if your site is included on Google's index and the last time that Googlebot accessed your homepage.
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