Now that you’ve got your website up and running you want to make sure it is being crawled by major search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing. So head over to Google Webmasters and sign up for a for a free account.
Once you sign into Google Webmasters Search Console you’ll be able to add a property- your website URL into Google.
Next you’ll be asked to verify your ownership of this website. The recommended way to do this is through your domain registrar account with either GoDaddy or Bluehost or one of the many other options in the drop down.
Once you verify you are the account owner you want to track the health of your website. Google Webmasters is a free tool that can significantly increase your visibility online and take your website from beginner basics to advanced pro. Notice in the picture below that depending on what you do or don't do in Google Webmasters will affect what shows up or doesn't show up in Google search. Your work on the front end will yield you search traffic increase in the long term, so it's worth a couple hours of your times to throughly utilize the tools Google has made available to you. And if you don't have the time or expertise to go through the tools, contact a firm like ours to be your outsourced web department, we'd be happy to help.