Last Updated on July 25, 2020 by Henry Ibeleme
After you have successfully created a blog and put together some beautiful content, your blog should be on the front page of Google, right?
Of course, you deserve that, judging by the hard work and money spent. Well, it doesn’t always work that way.
You still have one more step for Google to discover you. It is like grabbing a megaphone and scream about the new boss in town.
For Google to start “crawling” and “indexing” your blog posts, you need to knock at Google’s door and submit it manually through the Google Search Console.
If not, it would take Google a few days or weeks to automatically crawl your pages and post. Do you have that patient to wait for days and weeks? Of course not.
In that case, you will learn how to submit your blog to Google in less in 5-minutes easily. There are many ways to notify Google of your new blog or post.
I will try as much as possible to make it easy and straightforward. Let’s begin!
Google Search Console
The first step would be to open a webmaster account with Google and submit your sitemap, is to submit your blog to Google.
With a Gmail account, you should be able to use Google Search Console without issues.
Once you’re on the site, you might need to add a property. Your property refers to your blog.
When done, Google would require authentication. It is to ensure that you’re the owner of the blog and nothing more.
It is merely to confirm that the blog is yours. Use the HTML tag, and paste it on the “head” section of your blog. I find using the HTML tag easy, compared to other options.
After pasting the code, return to Google Search Console and click on the verify button.
If you paste the HTML tag well in the head section, Google would confirm the blog immediately.
The next step would be to submit your sitemap. Do not worry; it is straightforward. It is one of the requirements if you want to submit your blog to Google and have your pages indexed and crawled.
Your sitemap would look similar to this:
If the submission was successful, the status of the sitemap should be a success.
Using Blog Directories
There are numerous blog directories that you can use to help Google discover your blog.
Among them all, the most popular is Pingomatic, Pingfarm, and Pingmyurl. You can visit the websites and ping your blog.
For the sake of this article, I would teach you how you can incorporate it into your WordPress blog.
That way, these services automatically notify Google the moment you make a new update on your blog. Sound fantastic, right?
Here is how to go about this.
Go to “Settings” in your WordPress Dashboard
Go to “Writing,” then to “Update Services.”
Copy and paste the list below, then hit on “Save Changes.”
Starting a blog is one step, making sure the blog is discoverable is where the deal is.
By submitting your blog to Google, you have open the door of opportunities. To submit your blog to Google is pretty easy!
But if you run into any issues, use the comment box, and I would be able to guide you, and also let you know what you’re doing wrong.