How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

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How To get your website noticed by Google is the first and most important thing you need to learn once your website is up and running.

 

How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

It is widely accepted nowadays that if your website is not indexed by Google then you “don’t” exist.

We all know that building a website today is as easy as 1,2,3…

OK not all of us do it in 1,2,3 steps….but it is easier than it was 5-10 years ago that’s for sure!

However, having a website is only the first part, it won’t be any good if you don’t have any visitors coming to it! That is why you built it in the first place right?

So the next question is How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google…?

cHow To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

Here I would like to reveal to you 12 simple steps that will get your website on the road to stardom!

Disclaimer: Please note that these steps are not a guarantee to get ranked on the first page of Google but they definitely are helpful in getting you on your way. There are many other factors that can affect your ranking.

Having completed writing your post and have added pictures to it these are the step to follow:

  • Meta Title – Make sure you place your full title (which has your keyword in it) in the meta title window. Google has now changed the regulations for titles and they need to be 600 px long, a good place to check if your title is not too long is here
  • Meta Description – Make sure you copy past part of your first paragraph, adjust to your liking up to 320 characters. This is the excerpt that the SERPS will show on Google so you want to make sure it is inviting your audience to click on your link.
  • Keyword in content – You need to make sure that your keyword is within the first paragraph of your content and in your last paragraph, possibly in the “conclusion” of your post. Try to trickle it once more within the content, but don’t stress out too much about it, just write naturally.
  • Alt Text in Images – make sure that every image you place in your post has your keyword placed in its Alt Text window. If you are using WP, you just click on the image and then click on the “pencil” icon to get into the “back-side” of the image, you will see the Alt Text window in there.
  • Internal Links – when you have finished writing your post find at least 2 relevant places where you can link to other posts on your site, this shows Google inter-linking which is GOOD!
  • External Links – if you have an Amazon site this is easily done, and if not then try to link at least once to an external site which complements your post (i.e. Wikipedia)
  • Video Embedding – this is not a must, but if you can embed your own video in your post that is great or even a YouTube video that relates to your content. As for copyrights, any video on YouTube that has a “share” option available – that is OK to embed.  Google loves video content in posts.
  • Post to Social Media – Upload your post to all your social media pages, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Stumble, Pinterest, Instagram, SnapChat, to name a few.
  • Fetch As Google – Having a website, it is important that you have your Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools all set up. In the Google Webmaster Tool you want to go to the Search Console and in the Menu find “Crawl” => “Fetch As Google” and enter the end part of your post’s URL in the appropriate window then click “Fetch” – this will let Google know that you have a new post to look and index.
  • Crawl You Post – Another place to get Google to “crawl” your post is at this link: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url – just enter your full URL in it and hit submit, this will let Google know to “crawl” your site & post.
  • Resubmit Sitemap – In Google Webmaster Tools you have a place to submit your sitemap, it is a good practice to submit it once in a while if it is not done automatically.
  • Site Comments – Getting comments on your site is a way for Google to see and know that your site is liked, and discussions are being done – this is relevant to Google and this will help your ranking tremendously! If you don’t have a group of people that know your site and visit it, you can find groups in FB where there is traffic exchange – commenting on each other’s posts as they are being published. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and learn new things!

For the basic 7 strategies which will give you a  full understanding of the above steps, you can have look at this great video which explains it all in much more details.

How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

There you have it – the whole process spelled out step by step. With these steps, your site will definitely get a boost to its ranking.

So this is How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google!

Naturally, there is plenty more to learn and do when you manage a website, and with these 12 steps, you will be well on your way to rank well.

If you want to learn more about how to build a great website click here!

 

How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

 

Orion is a Work @ Home mom who loves blogging & helping others succeed online.  She truly believes and lives by the adage “do unto others as you would have done unto yourself”.

Loves living a Laptop lifestyle which enables her to work whenever and wherever she wishes, enjoying time with her family, long walks by the beach, reading, yoga, meditating and doing arts & crafts. 

To read more of Orion’s blogs visit her site at www.Money-Making-Moms.com

 

33 thoughts on “How To Get Your Website Noticed By Google

  1. Orion,
    I did learn a couple of items I am not doing when publishing my post. Thanks for the information. You are correct that if you do not get noticed by google you will not get much traffic for your website. Do you think any one thing is more important than others.
    John

    1. Hi John, glad to be of assistance for your web presence.
      I don’t think any one thing is more important than the others, they all work in tandem which weaves the traffic “catching” net!
      I’d suggest doing all of these steps for each post you publish.
      Good luck!
      Orion

  2. Thanks, Orion for the tips on keeping and getting our websites noticed by Google. I feel you done a good job explaining how to do what is needed to have our websites ready for Google and the public to view. To get more traffic and to make more sales hopefully. Good post.

    1. Thanks, Fred – glad to be of assistance.
      After all, we are all here for the same goal – to get our websites to rank! and rank well!!
      Good luck – Orion

  3. Hi Orion,
    This is great to have these tools all in one place, encapsulated for quick access. Thank you.
    Updating the site map and notifying Google of new posts is not something I have been doing, and you’ve lit a fire for me!
    Thank you,
    Annie

    1. Glad to warm you up with these tips Annie, yes it is helpful to have them all encapsulated for quick access. I have them on an excel table and each post I write I go and list it up and tick the boxes off…just to be sure I don’t miss a step!
      Cheers – Orion

  4. Great tips Orion…it’s good to have a checklist handy in order to get the most out of our writing efforts. Consistency is important, and these items are crucial.

    1. You’re welcome Dianne, glad to be of help!
      I know how useful these are when they are all encapsulated in one place! Saves the confusion and headache!
      Cheers -Orion

  5. Great information and tips in the post. I use some for my blog but I forgot on “Crawl You Post”. I did not use the keywords in the last paragraph. Now I can see where I was doing the mistakes. I’ll follow your posts. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for the comment Maja, glad to be of assistance or a reminder.
      It is hard to remember all the steps each time, that is why I thought is good to have them all concentrated in one post!
      Wishing 4 Your $uce$$
      Orion

  6. Hi Orion,
    I’m glad that I read your post because I had completely forgotten about the importance of having an external link. I also need to remember to put my keyword in the last paragraph. Going forward I’ll use the tips. Thanks for sharing. I’ll use your post as reference.

    1. That’s the spirit Thabo, this is exactly why I wrote this post – so you can use it as a future reference going forward.
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$
      Orion

  7. Great tips Orion.
    I do many of these regularly, but like many people some things I “tried” once or twice and then forgot about them and moved onto something new, improved and shinny.
    I know many experienced bloggers who don’t fill out a Meta Description. I always do. The reason they don’t is that Google often “creates” on for you. I think it is better to create one yourself and if Google uses it, then that is a bonus. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Glenys, yes if you have AIO plugin in your WordPress platform then it is filling out your Meta Title & Meta Description automatically – or it is supposed to be – sometimes it is “un-abled” within the settings and you need to “remember” to turn it on!
      But regardless of this, I think it is better to get into a good habit of placing these two Meta’s, plus in your description, you can add and fully control what readers will see in your SERPS results, not what a machine decides.
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  8. These are very good tips, Orion. Also, in a simplified manner that is so much easy to read and understand. 3 things that I have not do are ‘Fetch on Google’ which I thought should be done only when we refresh our content/post. Submit sitemap – I only did it once and never resubmit. Get Google to crawl my post – nope, never done this. Thank you so much for the valuable information.

    1. Hello Sharon,
      Glad to be of assistance – yes it is hard to remember everything we need to do with so much on our plate, that is why I thought having these all encapsulated in one place will be handy to all of us.
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  9. Great article, Orion.
    Yes, it is a great thing when Uncle G (as I like to call him, he is kinda like family as I am in the ‘family business’) takes notice, it can make a world of difference for your website. Great tips and I will work on them to optimize my website. Thanks for sharing and much success.
    M

    1. You are welcome Michelle, glad to be of assistance.
      We are all here to earn and learn so might as well make the most of it!
      I like the name Uncle G – I think he is a relative of Uncle Sam…and both are welcome to lead me to my Wealthy Bank Account!
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$
      Orion

  10. These are some really important points to take note of.

    Although it is important that you write for your audience, there are rules that you need to follow when it comes to being in the Google good books.

    Many people overlook areas such as the Meta Title/Desriptions, Alt Text, Fetch as Google etc.

    This post offers a great education for what to focus on. Play by the rules, and Google will give you a chance. Break the rules, they won’t

    Thanks. This is a great article.

    Chris

    1. Thanks, Chris for this comment – yes play by the rules and Google will reward you!
      Many people forget part of the steps, some don’t know all of the steps – so having them all here in one post is a great reference point – and that was my aim!
      Thanks for dropping bye,
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ Orion

  11. Hello Orion,
    What a fabulous reminder. Want to make it into a check list to keep over my desk.
    And now also working with the plugin Squirrly helps to make this all so much easier!
    I have just started to remember to use the last words as my keywords.
    Great job!
    In peace and gratitude, ariel

  12. This is a great checklist to have handy and printed out when publishing a post. I am going to do just that so I can check these items off! I see other commenters are having the same idea from your post. This is very valuable for everyone out there blogging or working on a website. I have a question on external linking. If you are embedding a youtube video that is not your own, would that count as an external link? Or should you still have another one as well?
    Thank you again!

    1. Hi Christina, thanks for dropping in and your comment.
      I think that embedding a Youtube video is considered an external link, as it is not within your site so, by all means, go for it.
      Glad to be of assistance with this list – I keep an excel table and register every new blog and then go and tick off boxes – easier that way.
      I try to be as paperless as possible – except for Bo’s secret advice – where a piece of paper is essential!
      Wishing you $ucce$$ – Orion

  13. Thanks for the tips, Orion. I realized I wasn’t doing enough internal linking on my own site, so that’s a valuable tip I picked up from your post.

    Appreciate the link to the Traffic Strategies webinar too! 🙂

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