Hey mate, I want to show you how I submit my WordPress blog to Google search engine with little stress. It pains to see other blogs rocking the first page of Google and yet you don’t know what to do to get the same results.
Although there is more to ranking on the first page of google and I will share them with you soon but let’s get this one task done first.
Why Should I add my blog to Google?
If you are not able to get your blog noticed by Google, your blog might suffer for organic traffic except you want-to-do paid advert which will cost you a lot of money and resources.
Google Traffic is free and rich when you have the right audience visiting your site.
Well, in this article I will show you one of the easy ways to submit your blog to Google without the verification issue.
What will I learn?
Your aim here is to learn how I submit my WordPress Blog to Google for Indexing after a successful installation and set-up of a blog.
In this article, I will go straight to the point here without Wasting much of your time.
How I Submit My WordPress Blog to Google — Step-by-step Guide.
Before we begin with the step-by-step guide on how to submit a blog to Google, let’s make sure you have all the requirements I will be listing.
- A Google account to log in search console.
- Make sure you have the header and footer plugin installed to add the code that will be given to you by Google to verify that you own the domain you are submitting to them. You can download the plugin here and go to Plugins>Add New>Upload Plugin. Once you finish uploading the plugin active it by using the “Activate Plugin” button.
- A Google search Console account to submit your URL to Google.
If it meets the entire requirement, you can continue to submit your blog with the step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Login to your GSC account.
Step 2: Insert Your blog URL.
Once you login to your Google account, you will be prompt to add a new property.
All you have to do is insert your blog URL in the space as stated in the image.
NOTE: if your blog starts with HTTPS make sure you add it with the HTTPS, for example, https://www.example.com or http://www.example.com.
Make sure you submit the exact URL of your blog because Google counts HTTP and HTTPS as different properties in Google search Console.
Step 3: Get the Verification Meta-tag to Verify Your Domain.
Once you click on the submit button, a new window will pop up requesting that you should verify your domain as the owner they want to make sure you are the real owner of the domain.
1. Scroll down until you can see “Other verification Methods”
2. Choose “Add a meta tag to your site’s homepage,“
3. From the drop-down copy the meta tag code, it looks like this
“<meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”>”
4. Copy that code.
Login to your WordPress admin dashboard from a new tab/window of your browser and do not close the search console tab.
- Locate the Insert header and Footer Plugin go to Settings>Insert header and footer.
- Paste the code you copied from search console into the first space
- Save the code.
Step 5: Verify That You Own The Domain.
Now go to The search console tab and click on “Verify” and allow the tab to refresh, by now you should get a success message telling that your property was successfully verified and added.
What do I need to do next after I submit my blog to google?
You need to give Google a map that your site is ready to get indexed and it will help them to crawl your entire blog and add it to their index by submitting the sitemap of your blog.
How do I get the sitemap and submit to Google?
That is not a problem, I will give you a sitemap that you will use and show you how to submit one.
It is the very first thing I do after I submit my WordPress blog to Google.
Let’s get you started…
Go to your Google search console account and navigate to “Sitemaps.”
Now add the sitemaps given below
Copy and paste each sitemap as seen above and do not alter any of them. Once done, your site is completely under Google control it will get indexed in next 5minutes to 24 hours maximum.
Now that I have shown you how I submit my blog to Google, I hope I have answered your question “How Do I submit my WordPress Blog to Google?” correctly.
If you have any issue submitting your blog to Google or should in case your blog does not get indexed by Google, please do let me know via the comment section for me to assist you.