“Is your horticulture website less than one year old?” If it is, I am sure that you’ve noticed this problem common to all new websites. When you publish a new page or blog post, Google will take too long to index it.
That’s a significant problem if you rely on free organic traffic–for business. If your pages and posts don’t get indexed, your new horticulture website will only attract a handful of visitors or none at all.
Even you create exclusive high, quality content, it will attract a handful of visitors if Google is yet to index it. This is a problem because new websites get disadvantaged against old sites. When the content of an older website gets indexed sooner, it gets a head start over content from newer websites.
If this happens for too long, new websites will perpetually struggle to attract search traffic.
Luckily, there is a way you could use to “literally force Google to index your website in less than 30seconds.” By making Google index your work sooner, you’ll attract traffic and leads faster hence make more sales.
Ready to know the secret?
I have been a horticulture copywriter for quite some time now, so I will show you how I do it. However, before I show you how to do it, think of the answer to this question.
How much traffic can I get from Google?
Considering that Google is the most popular search engine in the world, it makes sense to ensure that Google indexes, every page or blog post you publish. The sooner this happens, the sooner you start enjoying FREE traffic.
When Google indexes your website, you can get thousands of free traffic. Therefore, if I were you, I would ensure Google indexes my content as soon as I publish it.
What you need to make this work
- This will work for the website you own.
If you publish content on Blogger, WordPress.com, in forums, YouTube, sites built with website builders, or other free platforms— where you don’t have FTP access or access to the HTML code of your website, I am sorry to disappoint you. This trick will not work for you. It will only work if you have your self-hosted site.
- You’ll also need a Google account.
You need a Google email account, to gain access to Google webmaster formerly known as Google search console.
Adding your Website to Google webmasters
NOTE: You will skip these steps if you have already added your website to Google
Step 1. Go to Google webmasters, and click the connect link on the top right of the page.)
Clicking this button will lead you to the next page where you will see “website list.” If you had added your website, before, it would appear on this list. If it does not appear on this list, you will need to add it. You’ll do this by
Step 2. After that, you click on the add property button. This action will trigger a pop-up, containing a box where you’ll add your website URL. Type your website’s URL in the box then click on “add.”
Step 3. Once you do this, Google search console will ask you to confirm whether you are the website owner. To make sure you own it, Google will ask you to download an HTML file it gives you, and then upload it to your websites root directory. If this verification step is difficult for you, you can choose other verification methods.
The easiest way to verify your website is to grab the code that Google gives you, and then add it to the head section of your site. If you don’t know where the head section is don’t worry. You can still verify your website easily if you have installed Yoast plugin or the jetpack plugin
Once Google verifies that you own your site, you are good to go.
How to get your Horticulure blog post on Google fast.
Now that your site added and verified in your Google webmaster’s account click on its URL to access more options.
On the next page, Google will provide a set of statistics if you had your website added some time ago. If your site were just recently added, it would take some time for Google to collect information about your website.
Anyway, that’s not of interest to us right now. You want your new post indexed fast by Google. From the left-hand side menu, click on “crawl,” then fetch as Google submenu.
Next, in the form from the center-top of the next page, past the slug of your post like in the screenshot below. (do not include the domain name) if you have a brand new website and you want the homepage to be indexed, leave the field empty.
The next step is to click the fetch button from the right side of the input field.
Your URL will appear in the list of submitted URL’s but has not been submitted yet. To send the URL, “click submit to index” button.
Tick the captcha verification box and select crawl only this URL. This will tell Google to crawl the submitted URL, while the second option will ask Google to crawl the provided URL and all the links on the page.
If everything is OK, you should see “URL submitted to index” message under the “status” column instead of submitting to index button.
Don’t worry if you also see a redirected message. Either the URL status is redirected or completed, your URL has been successfully submitted, and it will be indexed very fast.
Now if you want to check if Google has indexed your site, open an incognito window (CTR+SHIFT+N for google chrome or CTRL+SHIFT+P for Mozilla Firefox in your browser.
If you open Google in an incognito/ private window, the web browser won’t allow Google to save a cached version of the search results to your browser. Type the following in Google’s form to check if your URL has been indexed.
SITE:marketingshot.com/how-to-get-your website-on-google with your URL. Also, remove http://www. From the URL. In about 30 seconds your URL should be indexed on Google. Refresh the page if it doesn’t pop up the first time. Conclusion: even if Google had this function since a long time ago, not many website owners know about it.
Instead of waiting for days, weeks, or months for your site to be indexed on google, you can use this simple technique to get your website in Googles search results almost instantly.
How to add your website to Google search console using Yoast SEO plugin.
Warning: you must have a Google account to connect your site
Yoast SEO allows you to connect your website to Google search console so you can track how Google is indexing your site.
Step 1. Get the code. You will want to use the HTML tag under the alternative method. Only copy the code that is in parenthesis after content, as per the image below.
Step 2. Log into your WordPress website. When you are logged in, you will be in your dashboard. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on SEO.”
The SEO settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on the dashboard.
Click on the webmaster tools tab and add the code under “Google search console.” Click save changes.
Switch back to google search console (formerly Google webmaster tools) and click verify.” See image in step 3)
Congratulations! You have now connected your website to google search console. (formerly google webmaster tools.) Now that you are verified and connected, your website, you can now submit your sitemap.