What the Marketing companies don’t want you to know! Part 1
So you have built a super fancy website but you want to get it listed on Google. Usually Google will eventually find a website and index the pages. However you can give Google a helping hand.
Step 1, register your website with Google Webmaster Tools.
Goto: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools and use an email account registered with Google to login.
Once logged in, select “Add Site” and enter the URL of your website so for example: www.bedot.com and select continue.
You will then be asked to verify your ownership of the website; the easiest way to do this is download the “HTML Verification File” upload using FTP or File Manager within cPanel to the public_html folder of your website and then select “Verify”
Step 2, you now need to build your website “sitemap” in a format Google Webmaster Tools will be able to read.
Goto: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com and enter your website address, and select “Start”
It will take a while to run and index all of the pages on your website, producing an XML sitemap compatible with Google Webmaster Tools.
Download the sitemap.xml and upload to the public_html folder of your website, so you should now be able to browse to www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml
Step 3, go back to Google Webmaster Tools and login.
Then goto Crawl and Sitemaps and select “Add/Test Sitemap” and enter sitemap.xml and select “Submit Sitemap” which will then tell Google what pages are on your website to go and have a look at.