How do you get your blog on Google is the question that will come to your mind after you might have successfully created your self-hosted blog.
Tricks and Tips to Get Your Blog on Google
How do you get your blog on Google is the question that will come to your mind after you might have successfully created your self-hosted blog. Well, I have a way out for you here that can be of help.
You might have been thinking of how to get your self-hosted blog to be indexed on Google. Indexing your blog on Google makes it possible and easy for people who uses the search engine to look for what they want to know about. Indexing by Google sometimes can take several weeks. I have some useful tips here to make your blog indexed on Google search engines. This can actually happen in less than 24 hours.
How do you submit your blog to Google?
1. Add your blog to Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools is a platform that shows information about your blog. It is a free web service. It helps to check indexing status and optimization of the website or blog. Google Webmaster Tools tells if your site is infected with malware. It gives you the data about all important SEO (Search Engine Optimization) aspects of your blog which includes keywords, crawl errors, links, poor code, bad host etc.
To see if your blog has been indexed by google (or any search engine like Bing, Yahoo and many more), you will needed to enter the URL of your domain with “site” before it. For instance “site:maxietech.com”. The results show all of your site’s pages that have been indexed and the current Meta Tags saved in the search engine’s index.
Google Webmaster Tools platform is great place to be to add your blog.
2. Summit your blog social media sites
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and many more have great impact on how your blog get traffic. They create proper brand awareness to your blog. If you don’t have profiles in the aforementioned social media sites, I recommend that you create them.
Once your accounts are activated, publish your blog home page link on them.
3. Add your blog to Bing Webmaster tools
Bing Webmaster tools is a similar platform to the Google Webmaster Tools but this is made by the yahoo and Bing search engines. Don’t add your blog to only the Google Webmaster Tools but also add your blog to Bing. Both of them perform similar work.
4. Create a Sitemap and robots.txt
What is Sitemap? Sitemap is place where all the URLs of your pages and posts are stored. Meanwhile, Web robots which is also known as the Web Wanderers or Web crawlers or Web spiders are programs that traverse the web automatically. Robots.txt is being used by website owners to give instructions about their sites. Download and use a better plugin and you are ok to use it. If the sitemaps and the robots.txt is working properly, then it is much easier for Google to crawl your blog.
5. Add a YouTube video
Creating and adding a video sitemap can help the rankings of your blog. Google would know if your site or blog has a video and this a big boost to your blog in terms of the rankings.
Complete all the aforementioned steps and wait a bit to see if your site is indexed or not. Tell your friends, family, colleagues, mentors, bosses, and so many people about your new blog. Within a day or two, your blog will be indexed. Use the string “site:maxietech.com”. Remember that here the “maxietech” is the domain name and you can just replace it with your own domain name.Searching through the “Google is faster than any other search engines like Bing, Yahoo and many more.
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