How to make your website searchable on google?

Last Revised: Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Hi hi! this must be your first time creating a blog or a website? Am I right?
You did a Google search, but to no avail. You just cant seem to find your site.
So where is your site? you are wondering.. 
I had the same experience when I started my first blog.
Anyway, dont be too anxious. Search engines are slow workers. Be patient and wait if you had already submited your url and site map to Google.
Some of you may be asking how long would it take for google to index a site. Well~ There is really no definite answers to it. Normally it would take (1-7) days  for Google Engine to index your site. (For a new site it may even need a longer time)
You can start by doing a site search to check if you site got indexed by typing "site:yoururl.com" in the search box. 

If you have not yet submit anything to Google. I will guide you though step by step guide on how you can do submit your sitemap.

  1. Login to Google's Webmaster tools using your Google account if you dont have just create one.
  2. You'll see a dashboard similar to this (except your's is blank) Click on add a site
  3. A window will pop up asking for your URL. Enter your URL and press continue.
  4. After that you may want to verify your blog. There are a few ways for you to choose from. As a blogspot user is easier for you to add meta tag to your html template. If there is any problem with your verification process try choosing other available options.
  5. Once your site is verified, you'll need to submit your sitemap to Google. Sitemap is required because it helps telling google the location of your pages.
    To add your sitemap Click on Crawl > Sitemaps  then click on the red button "ADD/TEST SITEMAP" which is at the right hand side of your screen.
    Enter this in "atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500"
    Press Submit.
  6. Refresh and see if it the submission is successful if not try submitting again.

    And You are done. Now all you need to do is to wait for Google to crawl your page.
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