The dream of the most website or blog owners is to make money from it, this dream can only be achieved when the products or services they want to promote reach many people, the more the customer they have the more the revenue. Imagine opening a website or a blog and start telling each and people you meet that you have a website or blog and they should please visit, you will surely do a lot of work which will at last result in low output compared to what I’m going to teach you in this article.
Google is popularly known as an internet search engine. It uses an exclusive technique designed to fetch and order search results to provide the most relevant data sources.
Google search normally identifies your site once it is available on the web but it is only identified that http://www.surftware.com has appeared online but it will not provide all information on your website when it is searched for until you ask google to do so.
The web is like an ever-growing library with billions of books and no central filing system. Google uses software known as web crawlers to discover publicly available web pages. Crawlers look at web pages and follow links on those pages, much like you would if you were browsing content on the web. They go from link to link and bring data about those web pages back to Google’s servers
Before all the content, links, posts, or pages on your site can be discoverable on the google search engine, you need to tell Google to crawl them.
How Does Google Crawler work?
As it is explained on a google web page. The crawling process begins with a list of web addresses from past crawls and sitemaps provided by website owners. As Google crawlers visit these websites, they use links on those sites to discover other pages. The software pays special attention to new sites, changes to existing sites, and dead links. Computer programs determine which sites to crawl, how often and how many pages to fetch from each site.
When crawlers find a webpage, their systems render the content of the page, just as a browser does. It takes note of key signals from keywords to website freshness and keeps track of it all in the Search index.
The Google Search index contains hundreds of billions of web pages and is well over 100,000,000 gigabytes in size. It’s like the index in the back of a book — with an entry for every word seen on every webpage we index. When we index a web page, we add it to the entries for all of the words it contains.
How to Submit your Website to Google to Crawl?
This can be done by registering your site at the Google search console. Google Search Console is a web service by Google which allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize the visibility of their websites. It is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site’s presence in Google Search results. You don’t have to sign up for Search Console to be included in Google Search results, but Search Console helps you understand and improve how Google sees your site, what you to be made available on google search want to be discoverable by google search and what you want.
- Search Console offers tools and reports for the following actions:
- Confirm that Google can find and crawl your site.
- Fix indexing problems and request re-indexing of new or updated content.
- View Google Search traffic data for your site: how often your site appears in Google Search, which search queries show your site, how often searchers click through for those queries, and more.
- Receive alerts when Google encounters indexing, spam, or other issues on your site.
- Show you which sites link to your website.
- Troubleshoot issues for AMP, mobile usability, and other search features.
There are some requirements before you can sign up on Google Search Console the first requirement is working Google account and your personal domain name. Once they can be provided you can proceed to the First step below.
Step-by-step on how to set up your google console:
- Go to https://search.google.com/search-console/welcome
- Choose ‘URL prefix’ or Domain verification method,
- Enter your URL prefix (ex: https://www.surftware.com) or Domain (surfware.com) and click “Continue”.
- If you choose the “Domain” option it means you’re creating a single property that includes all subdomains and protocol prefixes associated with your domain. This method connects Google Search Console to every aspect of your site.
- If you choose the “URL prefix” property, it means you’re creating a single property for a particular URL prefix for your site. So Search Console will only be connected to a particular version of your site – not the whole site including subdomains, so all data may not be provided. But sometimes there is a need to use “URL prefix”.
- To make Search Console provides required data accurately with URL-prefix properties, create a property for each of the following four URLs formats: https://yourdomain.com, http://yourdomain.com, https://www.yourdomain.com, http://www.yourdomain.com If you use other subdomains, like chat.yourdomain.com or contacts.yourdomain.com, then you will need to create a property for each of those subdomains too. Therefore you will need to repeat the entire Google Search Console setup process for each of these URLs.
- Verify Your Website.
You need to verify that you own your site before google console starts gathering your data for search engines.
Verification for a Domain Property: In this method, you verify a domain-level property and submit it through your DNS. You dropdown that lists DNS provider or Domain name seller, try to find a provider where you bought your Domain, but if it is not in the list, choose “Any DNS Provider”
Then it should give you a code that looks like this: “googlef73g5c207h3160a4.html”. Copy it, Go to your Domain DNS and record it in Txt format. Then go back to the Google Search Console set up and click on “Verify.” If the code is recorded properly in your Domain DNS, it will show a verified message after clicking on “Verify”
Verification for a URL prefix Property: You can verify it by copying the provided code and past it between the head tag of your website code, or through your Tag manager if you have, or other provided options.
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