One very important thing - Google recently changed its interface, so this below is an updated video on how to submit a URL within the new Google webmaster tools or search console interface.
Want to know something even cooler?!
You can also submit a URL to Google without signing in each time!
I’ll also show you how to add a URL and automate the process, which means you can simply go back to publishing and know that it’s going to be updated every single day without you having to do anything.
Ready to knock this one out??
Why You Should Submit Your URLs to Google Search Engines
This is such an easy process and it only takes a few minutes, watch over my shoulder in this video.
The great part is you don’t have to do this for every blog post. Let’s get your URL submitted then I’ll show you how to automate the process.
1. Set up a Google Search Console account.
The first step to being able to submit a URL to Google is to set up a Google search console account, aka Google Webmasters. If you already have one, great.
If you don’t have one, just click here and it will take you to the homepage where you can find the green “search console” button.
Click that and you’ll be directed to set up your account or follow the steps in this video.
2. Submit Your URL to Google
The next step is to add a new url for Google to index.
Once your account is set up, all you have to do is grab the URL of the page or post you want to submit and paste that link in the search box at the top of the Google Search Console interface.
One important thing to note is when you add your URL to Google, if your url starts with http, https, or www, make sure it’s included in the url text.
The best way to do this is to open your website in another browser or tab, copy and paste the URL you want to submit to make sure you have it exactly as you are displaying your URL.
You will either get a URL is not on Google and need to click the Request Indexing link
Or a result showing you that your inspected URL is already in the Google index.
Thanks Google for the new search console interface, it’s that simple!
3. When to Submit a URL for a Google Recrawl
Below you will learn how to make this automated for most of your content but sometimes you want Google to recrawl a page or post immediately.
You don’t need to re-submit pages and posts already indexed, just the link to your updated content.
From here, you’ll follow the same process. Copy the url and paste it into the search box at the top.
Click enter and this retrieves the data from Google Index.
Once Google’s spiders have indexed it, you will see a green check mark, which means everything’s all good, but if you have updated this post and want the new content indexed it’s super simple to ask Google to re-crawl a post.
Click the request indexing link and Google will update the indexed content.
So that’s it! Super simple to have Google recrawl an updated URL to Google for indexing with the new interface.
Now let’s get on to the next thing you can do with Google Search Console.
How to Automate the Process of Submitting a URL to Google
If you’re pumping out tons of content and updating Google everytime isn’t something you want to do, you can automate the process with your sitemap.
Having systems is smart and a must-have addition to grow your business. Automating takes another task off your plate!!
In order to get the automated process set up, you need your WordPress sitemap. For this, I use a free plugin for WordPress called Yoast for SEO.
The Yoast plugin, under the advanced tab, is where you can access your sitemap.
From your dashboard on the Yoast SEO plugin, click “Features”.
Then copy your sitemap URL and paste it into the Sitemaps section of Google Search Console.
If you do not have this plugin set up yet, or want a deep dive into this, check out this Google Index Guide.
Just paste the actual sitemap and click the submit button.
Every time you publish a new post on your website, it will get added to your sitemap automatically.
Then, Google sends its spider bots looking for anything new and indexing it without you having to do a single thing.
Submitting a URL to Google Made Easy and Fast
It doesn’t take much effort at all to submit a URL to Google to make sure your website is found.
The steps I have laid out for you are all you need to know to nail down the process including the automation side of things that makes things easier and more efficient for you.
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Miles is a full time internet marketer who sells information products and a niche membership program with his wife, Melanie. Together they have created a lifestyle business that allows them true location independence and this blog where you get to see behind the scenes and see how they have built their online business from scratch.