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Get Your Website Fully Indexed by Google & Yahoo

Do the major search engines know your website even exists? In order for search engines to know about your website, you must first ensure that it is fully indexed by Google and Yahoo. Your website will only show up in search engine results pages when it has already been fully indexed by the search engines.

Once this happens, you can begin applying SEO strategies and working your way to the top of the search engine results page. Google, Yahoo and MSN will see the pages you have optimized or the changes you’ve made only after it has been fully indexed. The major search engines have provided users with how-tos on creating a sitemap that tells them which files are on your website. Google also has tools that can help you obtain the page count that the search engines have indexed.

Some tips to get your website indexed faster.

To find out if your website has been indexed, simply go to Google, Yahoo or MSN and type site:yourdomain.com in the search box. This search will show what webpages the search engine has already indexed.

Below are instructions on how you can create sitemap accounts, as well as how to make a good sitemap and how to upload it to the search engine concerned.

 

Create a Google Sitemap Account

  1. Go to http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps.
  2. Click on ‘Create a google account’ on the lower right hand side.
  3. Follow the instructions and create an account.
  4. Return to http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps. Login with the username and password for the account you created
  5. Enter ‘http://www.WebsiteName.com/’ in the top left box that reads ‘Add Site:’, click ‘ok’.
  6. Click on ‘verify your site’ in the yellow box.
  7. Select ‘Add a META tag’ from the drop down box.
  8. Copy the meta tag and paste it under the meta keyword tag on the homepage of lifebalm.com.
  9. Go back to the Google screen and click on ‘Verify’.
  10. Once it is completed and verified click on ‘Sitemaps’ on the top bar.
  11. Click on ‘Add a Sitemap’ in the blue underlined text near the top of the screen.
  12. Select ‘add general web sitemap’ from the drop down.
  13. In the ‘My Sitemap URL is:’ box put ‘http://www.WebsiteName.com/sitemap.xml
  14. Click “Add web sitemap”. If it completes, you are finished.

Create a Yahoo Sitemap Account

  1. Go to https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites.
  2. If you do not have a Yahoo email address, click on ‘sign up’ on the lower right side of the screen and create one.  If you do have one, login with your Yahoo id and password.
  3. In the top box type ‘http://www.WebsiteName.com’ and click the ‘add my site’ button.
  4. On the following screen click on the green ‘Authenticate’ button.
  5. Click ‘Ready to Authenticate’.
  6. Click the ‘download’ button, upload the file to your website server via ftp.  You may need help from your web hosting provider to do this.
  7. You will have to wait 1-3 days before it authenticates, keep logging in and checking back.  Once it is authenticated, continue to step 8.
  8. When you login click on the ‘manage’ button next to ‘http://www.WebsiteName.com’.
  9. At the top will be ‘http://www.WebsiteName.com/[box]’. In the [box] type in urllist.txt.gz and click ‘add feed’.
  10. If there are no errors you are finished.

Make a Sitemap and Upload it

  1. First download Gsite Crawler here:  http://gsitecrawler.com/en/download/
  2. Install the program.
  3. Make a profile for your website, www.websitename.com, include the ftp information from your web host provider.
  4. After you have answered all the questions, close the program and open it again.  You should do this about once a month (steps 5+)
  5. Select your website name from the list of ‘available projects’ on the left.
  6. Click on the ‘recrawl’ button on the top with the green arrow and gear.
  7. Wait until it is finished, (it will pop-up a box telling you it is done)
  8. Click on the ‘Generate Report’ button on the top, select ‘Google Sitemap’.
  9. Click ‘Save’, ‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘Yes’, ‘Yes’, then ‘ok’.
  10. Click on the ‘Generate Report’ button on the top again and select ‘Yahoo’.
  11. Click ‘Save’, ‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘Yes’, ‘Yes’, then ‘ok’.

Adaptivity Pro for your SEO needs

To help you create a good sitemap and ensure that your website is completely indexed, you can go to Adaptivity Pro. Adaptivity Pro specializes in Utah SEO, Utah web design and development, as well as Pay-Per-Click Management, Social Media Marketing and E-Commerce Marketing. Adaptivity Pro has worked with numerous establishments in Salt Lake City and the rest of the Utah area to create great value services for your business.

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Salt Lake City Utah
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South Jordan, UT
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