Your website is incomplete if you are not getting traffics from the search engines like Google, Bing and Others.Creating a website or blog is easy but getting traffic requires effort.Thanks to Google and other search engines.They make our life easier by listing our websites in their database.So when people search for a topic in Google, Bing or other search engines, which is relevant to your blog, the search results also contain the name of your website.The question is Do these search engines charge you for listing your website in their Database?.
The answer is NO.It is absolutely a free service provided by Google and other search engines and you do not need to pay a single dime out of your pocket.
This is an automated process.But you will need to put a small effort from your side to make these search engines know about your website and help them finding your contents.
This is a 2 step process.The first step, get your websites verified with these search engines.Second, let them know about your blog contents with the help of a file named sitemap.
In this post, We will explain How you can verify your website with Google.We will also write another post on How to submit Your Blog’s Sitemap on Google.
Google Search Console is the place where you will go to verify your website.It was previously known as Google Webmasters until they re-branded it as Search Console.
To get started, Go to Google Search Console Homepage,sign in and click on “Add a Property“.
A pop-up will open where you need to enter your website which you want to get verified with Google.Type the website address in the box and click Add.
To show how this works, let's take an the example of a website abcdef12345.com. Type the URL in the box and click Continue, just like we have done in the above image.This will take you to the next screen which will have different methods of verifying the website.
Here you will see, two tabs “Recommended” and “Alternate” which are suggesting various methods of verifying your website.
In Alternate methods, you will have more than one methods.It is not necessary to getting your website verified using all the methods.You will need to choose only one method and follow the steps for that particular methods.Each method has a number of easy to follow steps which you need to complete the verification of the website.
Once your website is verified, you can continue with submitting your sitemap with Google.