How to show up on Google, Bing and others?
Once your website is live the next step is to ensure it can be found by people on the internet.
There are various ways people can find your website on the internet. They could visit your website directly, but by far the most common way is via a search engine, such as Google or Bing.
When your new website goes live on the internet, these search engines won’t know the new site exists. It can take quite some time before they find your website organically, and they can really only do this if another website links to your website.
If and when the search engine does find your website they can then “crawl” through the pages, index the words on the pages so that in future your website pages can appear within search results based on the search term entered by the person searching.
The best way to ensure search engines know about your website is to make use of the tools provided by the Search Engines to help website owners inform them about their new website.
For Google, this is by using the Google Search Console.
For Bing, this is by using the Bing Webmaster Tools.
Creating an account with these services and listing your website is by far the quickest way to help these search engines know about your website and also begin index the pages so it can appear in search results.
Both of these tools require an ownership verification process to be undertaken so they know you are the owner of your website.
If you do plan to make use of these tools and need assistance with verifying ownership of your website, please reach out to our team for assistance.