How to tell Google to show your website in SERP?
Congratulation, Now you have a website! But, It seems you are wondering why your website is not visible when you are searching on Google.
In fact, It’s not appearing even when you are searching your website by putting the domain name in double quote: “yourwebsite.com”
Well, That’s not a big problem, I understand your concern and importance of your website on Google.
Let me put in like this!
Is your website not visible at all when you are searching on google? Check Now
If your website is already visible when you are searching for domain name then you should start doing SEO to rank your website higher for the business keywords.
How to verify your website to Google using google webmaster and index the pages faster than earlier?
Let’s get started, I will consider you are already on WordPress and you have access to admin panel.
- Login To the Backend of your website
- Go to plugins
- Click Add New
The very first thing is to log in to your backend of your website go to plugins section.
Click Add New
Search for “Yoast SEO”
Once the installation is done, activate the plugin.
Once the plugin is activated, you will see a new option name “SEO” below settings.
Click on SEO, it will take you to the Yoast SEO dashboard. Now go the tab named”Webmaster Tools“.
Now you will see many textboxes asking for some kind of verification/authorization Key.
Now click on Google Webmaster, It will take you to the Google webmaster panel of Google.
Go to Alternative Method and select “HTML tag”.
You will see the authorization code,
and then paste it into the Google Webmaster TextBox and click on save changes.
Now, Go back to Webmaster tag and click Verify. You will get a confirmation message.
Congratulations, your site has been verified by Google.
Now you have to tell Google what kind of pages should be indexed first. To do this you have to create a sitemap which is an easy task and can be done in few steps.
Steps to Generate sitemap in Yoast SEO WordPress plugin.
Go to SEO Dashboard
click on features
Enable “Advance Setting pages”, By default it is disabled.
Now you will be able to see many options below SEO.
Now go to XML Site Map page and click on generate sitemap
Now you will be redirected to a new page which will look similar to this.
Copy post and page URL slugs and submit them one by one to sitemap section of Google search console(Google Webmaster).
Congratulations you have verified your website to google and submitted all the important pages to be crawled.