How Do I Get Google To See My Blog?
The one question that many people ask is how do I get my blog to be visible on google. The answer is simple; you tell Google you have a blog and it will then send out it's google bot to your URL and 24 hours later your blog will be indexed on Google!
So how do I do that?
Again simple you just need to log into www.google.com/webmasters – if you have a gmail account you will have a webmasters account, simply use your gmail account to log in on this page.
If you do not have gmail then set one up (this will be useful for many things other than your blog ie google+, youtube, etc).
It is the easiest and most direct way to tell google your Blog exists.
Simply then click add a site, add the url and click continue. They will then want to verify that you own the site, normally by giving you a file you place on the site, google will search for the file when it finds it, the google bot will then be sent to your site to index it for google.
Google Hint and Trick For Your Blog!
Make it easy for the Google Bot to do its thing!
Before the bot gets to your blog do these steps…
Create a google Sitemap
Install the google site map (the plug in mentioned on the previous blog google xml sitemap). This tells google every single page and which pages are updated the most, which pages should be spider ed and which pages you should pay more attention to. The plug in does this for you and when new content is added it will automatically update the sitemap and ping the google bot to revisit the page and index the new page!! Very Handy!!
Add WPRobots .txt File Plugin
It will tell the google bot what not to index. This is important because of duplicate content, when a blog post is written it is placed in many locations creating duplicate content on the site e.g. shows up in trackback, archives, categories. You want to tell the bot to index the original post not the duplicate locations of the post so you use the file to tell the bot where the duplicate locations are and what not to view.
Install the plug in, activate it and it is located under settings there you can go into the file and edit it to show all the areas you want the bot to avoid and then click save. Thus presenting the bot with the cleanest simplest version of your site and this will allow you to rank higher in the google results page.
This is how to get your blog indexed and visible in google.
Then that leaves you with creating fresh, relevant content, consistently. Making sure you use key words and useful phrases in your blog title as well as having the key words appear in the first paragraphs of your blog.
If you are feeling a little bit puzzled about doing this yourself then simply connect with me on Facebook or contact me here and I can help or you can hire one of my team to do this for you.