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Website Builder: How to Make a Website Appear on Google

Learn what steps to take to get your site on Google

Updated over a week ago

If you've recently created a website, don't worry if you can't find it on Google yet. It may take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks for your website pages to be discovered, crawled, and indexed in search engines.

Your website's rank in the Google search results depends on many various factors: the quality of your website content, loading speed, accessibility, and more.

Checking if a Website Is on Google

To see which of your website pages are currently on Google, in the search bar, insert site: and your domain name, like this:

This way, you'll see the total number of search results related to your website and the exact pages that are indexed:

Using the site: search operator to see which website's pages are already on Google

Click on the ellipsis ⋮ button next to each result to see more information about it:

Viewing more details about a particular search result in Google

Getting a Website on Google

Here are some proven recommendations to get your website up and running on the most popular search engines like Google 👇

Create Valuable Content

Having authentic, high-quality content on your website is crucial for increasing traffic and improving your search ranking. Therefore, make sure to address the specific needs of your target audience and steer clear of mistakes.

Content-related suggestions:

  • To rank your site with specific keywords, include them in your website's content

  • Remember to add links where necessary

  • Try to get backlinks — links from other sites to yours — which are one of the most heavily weighted Google ranking factors; incoming links to your website from high-authority domains improve your credibility, bring in traffic, and improve your search ranking

  • Consider creating a FAQ page, or starting a blog

Add Meta Titles and Descriptions

Meta titles and descriptions help search engines understand the content of a webpage and are displayed in the search results:

An example of page meta title and meta description in Google Search Results

Double-Check URLs

It's important that the URLs are neat. Make sure to check all the URLs of your website pages, including product pages and blog posts.

Learn more: How to Change the Page URL 💡

Take Care of the Visuals

SEO isn’t just about written content. It's also about the visuals:

Specify Your Website's Language

The HTML lang attribute specifies the language of your website and makes it more accessible:

  • Search engines use the language attribute to return language-specific search results

  • Screen reading tools use this attribute to recognize the language and provide the correct accent and pronunciation while reading website texts

Use Google Search Console

Create a Google Search Console account. It is a free service that helps you monitor and troubleshoot your website’s appearance in the search results.

To improve your local ranking on Google, you can also create a Google Business account. Providing and updating business information in Google Business can help enhance your presence online.

Things to Avoid

This advice applies to any search engine, be it Google, Bing, or Yahoo. When creating your website, avoid the following:

  • Duplicate content

  • Low-quality content

  • Little or no content

  • Broken links

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