Is it important to get found on Google Search results? You betcha!

Once your business starts to take off and people start recognising your face and name, they WILL start looking for you on search engines like Google. So it’s important to make sure your website is showing up there (and showing correct information about you), whenever someone does a search.

I understand that technology can sometimes feel overwhelming and unfamiliar, especially for those who are unsure about how it works. Rest assured, using Google to search for information and answers is a common practice for millions of people every day. You might think that getting your website noticed on Google requires some kind of mysterious sorcery or extraordinary abilities, but it’s actually a straightforward process.

How to get your website found on Google Search

To begin, it’s important to ensure that your website is included in the Google index. Think of it as ensuring that your card is listed in the library index, so that when someone searches for a book like yours, they can easily find you. You can easily check if your website is in the Google index by typing the following into the Google search engine:

Remember to replace “yourdomainname” with the actual address of your website. For example, if I wanted to check if my website is in the Google index, I would type this into Google:

If, by any chance, your website is not yet indexed by Google, don’t worry. There is a simple solution. You need to create an account with Google Search Console and submit your website to Google through this platform.

Here’s what you can do to take action:

  1. Ensure that your website is included in the Google index so that people can find you easily.
  2. If needed, kindly reach out to your web developer and ask them to submit your website to Google on your behalf. They will know how to handle this process effectively.
Make sure you are in the Google index so you can get found. If need be, instruct your web developer to submit your site to Google for you.

Remember, getting your website noticed on Google is a manageable task, and you have the power to make it happen.

PS: If you’d like a shortcut to getting to the top of Google Search, you can consider Google Ads (formerly Adwords) in the interim while your organic SEO kicks in. Learn more about the difference between SEO and Google Ads in this article I wrote, or feel free to reach out to me if you’d like advice.

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