Posted: July 21 2019
Index your Weebly website and pages following these simple instructions.
So assuming you have got your verification code with Google and/or Bing, here is where to paste it on your Weebly website (I've got the Google code and Bing code pasted):
If you don't know how to verify your site with Google, Weebly has a great post, Verifying Your Website with Google Search Console. There is a short video.
Your next step is to submit a sitemap. A sitemap is a list of pages on a website. With Weebly, submitting a sitemap is very easy as the sitemap is auto generated, you don't have to configure anything, just submit it.
Click the 3 little lines in the top corner of the home page of Google Search Console. This gives you a drop down menu:
Click on 'sitemaps' and the next screen that opens is:
Then all you have to do is enter <sitemap.xml> and click 'submit'.
Google will then at some stage, crawl and index your site.
When I produce a new blog post, I repeat the above process.
And then I will tell Google specifically, about this new blog post, the new page. And the way to do this is as follows:
Click on the top bar where it says, 'inspect any url'. Cut and paste the url of your new post/page and after 10 seconds or so, it will finish and then I will hit request indexing.
That's all you have to do. The new version of Google Search Console is a lot faster than the old webmaster tools version.
After an hour or so you can check to see if Google has indexed and crawled your new page. Many times, in my experience, it will be indexed within minutes.
But here is how I check it:
Simply type in:
site:yoursitename.com if you want to perform a check on your site as a whole, or if you are checking on an individual page:
And if you type in:
site:yoursitename.com/blog every page that is produced under BLOG, will be listed. You can see what Google sees and what everyone else will see when your page comes up in the search results, and adjust the text to suit, which is taken from the first few lines of your post and/or what you have entered in the SEO POST DESCRIPTION.
If your website, page is not 'on' Google, you will be greeted with some thing like this:
This means that Google has not yet crawled or indexed your site or the said page. Give it more time and/or check the url for typos and make sure the page is not hidden from Google.
If you have have any questions, you can send me a message via DISQUS below. You do not have to set up a DISQUS account, you can send a message as a guest.
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