Published On 24/11/2018
Updated On 20/01/2021
The best way to add your website to Google is by using Google Search Console. Create a Google Search Console account to get started.

Adding your website to Google Search Console

Once you’ve created an account, log in and follow the steps below to add your website to Google Search Console.

1) Click on the search bar in the top left hand corner of the screen and click “Add property”

google search console add property

 

2) Type your URL, including the protocol (i.e. https://) and click “CONTINUE”

google search console add property url

 

3) Verify your website using one of the listed verification methods and click “DONE”

4) Once ownership has been verified click “GO TO PROPERTY”

Submit your website URLs to Google

Now your website is verified you can submit it to Google. There are a few ways you can do this:

1) Crawl your homepage URL

If the web crawler crawls your homepage then it can crawl the rest of your site links. To crawl your homepage, type in your homepage URL in the search bar at the top of the Search Console interface, then hit enter and click “Request Indexing”.

google search console request indexing

2) Submit your website sitemap.xml file

The sitemap.xml file does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a map of all the URLs on your website. This helps Google to understand website structure and helps your pages to get indexed quicker. To submit your sitemap.xml file you’ll need to locate it on your website. Once you’ve found it, click on “sitemaps” on the Search Console dashboard and enter its URL on the following page.

google search console submit sitemap

If you’re still having problems with indexation then there could be more serious issues with your website. Get in touch if you want to get your website indexed and ranking on Google.