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To submit your blog to the Search Engines..............

After completing your blog and postings you have to submit your blog to the major Search Engines. This is because there are millions of sites out there on the world wide web and the search bots/spiders will not come to your site/blog unless you inform them that a site has been constructed and needs viewers.

There are millions of sites on the web and viewers nowadays have to rely on the search engines to inform them of the best site for the subject they are looking for. Unless you submit your site to the search engines they will never come to know of your site/blog.

TO REMOVE YOUR SITE OR PART OF IT FROM GOOGLE INDEX GO TO Removing my content from the Google index.
After submission the search engines send their spiders to crawl over and index your site and putit in their cache. These 'spiders' are automated programs which periodically visit your site to see if you have made any changes to it.

One advantage of hosting your site on the Blogger platform is that Google's spiders periodically visit your site. To add your site to Google head over to :

http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps

and sign in with your Google Account. Copy and paste the URL of your site/blog into the text box at the top for "Add Site" and click OK. Google adds the site and the next page opens on which click "Verify your Site". On the next page clickdown arrow besides "Choose Verification Method". Here select " Add a Meta Tag" and a metatag is generated for you. Copy and paste this metatag into your template just below the <title> </title> tags. This part ofthe template is the second part outlined in Parts of Template. Save the template. Also add this Metatag :

<meta name="robots" content="INDEX, FOLLOW">

This is so that when Googlebot visits your page it will index it and follow all the links within it.
To prevent Google from indexing add NOINDEX NOFOLLOW instead.



Now Go back to Google Sitemaps page and click on Verify button. Now click on "My Sites" link at the very top of the page under "Google Webmaster Tools". A page opens up to show a list of all the sites you have submitted to Google. Click on "Add a Sitemap" on the same line as your blog/site. The 'Add Sitemap' Page opens up and click down arrow next to "Choose Type" and select "Add General Web Sitemap". In the third line text box under 'My Sitemap url is' paste the feed url of your blog which is :

http://MYBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/rss.xml

Instead of 'MYBLOGNAME' type in name of your blog. Click on Add Web Sitemap Button.
This completes the process of adding the sitemap of your blog to Google. There is no need to upload any sitemap file to blogger or to your blog.

If you only want to add your site to Google without adding a Sitemap go to :

http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl

ADD YOUR BLOG TO GOOGLE BLOG SEARCH

To add your blog to Google Blog Search go here and add your blog URL in the text box provided and click'Submit Blog'.

ADD YOUR BLOG TO YOUR CUSTOMIZED GOOGLE SEARCH PAGE.

Go to http://www.google.com/ig and create a personalised search page. Click on Add Stuff link at the top. In the next page which opens click on 'Add by url' link next to Google Search bar at the top. Enter the url of your blog feed in the text box provided and click on Add. The feed url for classic blogger is :

http://MYBLOG.blogspot.com/atom.xml
http://MYBLOG.blogspot.com/rss.xml

Enter your blog name instead of "MYBLOG" above. The feeds url for Beta blogger are :

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/full
http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss


ADVANCED GOOGLE SEARCH OPERATORS :

To see who is linking to your blog type "link:http://myblog.blogspot.com" without the quotes in the search box and press Search. Notice that there is no space between link and the blog URL.

To see sites similar to your site/blog type "related:http://myblog.blogspot.com" without the quotes in the search box and press Search. Notice that there is no space between related and the blog URL. This is a good way of finding out your competing sites.

To see your blog cache in Google type "cache:http://myblog.blogspot.com" without the quotes in the search box and press Search. Notice that there is no space between cache and the blog URL. This will give an indication when Googlebot last visited your site.

To see information about your blog type "info:http://myblog.blogspot.com" without the quotes in the search box and press Search. Notice that there is no space between info and the blog URL.

To see how many pages Google has indexed type "site:myblog.blogspot.com" without the quotes in the search box and press Search. Notice that there is no space between site and the blog URL.

WHAT IS MY PAGE RANK?

Page Rank is Google's patented method of ranking your page according to how many links are pointing to it from other pages on the web. The more the links the more important is your page and it will rise accordingly in Google's search results. When calculating Page Rank more weight is given to a link coming from a page with a higher page rank. Hence it pays to buy links on a page with a higherpage rank then yours. The link should mention the title of your page which in turn should be composed of your keywords.

GET YOUR SITE PAGE RANK


To get the Page Rank for your site paste your site URL in the box below and click on Check Now:

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To submit your blog to the Search Engines..............

After completing your blog and postings you have to submit your blog to the major Search Engines. This is because there are millions of sites out there on the world wide web and the search bots/spiders will not come to your site/blog unless you inform them that a site has been constructed and needs viewers.

There are millions of sites on the web and viewers nowadays have to rely on the search engines to inform them of the best site for the subject they are looking for. Unless you submit your site to the search engines they will never come to know of your site/blog.
TO REMOVE YOUR SITE OR PART OF IT FROM GOOGLE INDEX GO TO Removing my content from the Google index.
After submission the search engines send their spiders to crawl over and index your site and putit in their cache. These 'spiders' are automated programs which periodically visit your site to see if you have made any changes to it.

One advantage of hosting your site on the Blogger platform is that Google's spiders periodically visit your site. To add your site to Google head over to :

http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps

and sign in with your Google Account. Copy and paste the URL of your site/blog into the text box at the top for "Add Site" and click OK. Google adds the site and the next page opens on which click "Verify your Site". On the next page clickdown arrow besides "Choose Verification Method". Here select " Add a Meta Tag" and a metatag is generated for you. Copy and paste this metatag into your template just below the <title> </title> tags. This part ofthe template is the second part outlined in Parts of Template. Save the template. Also add this Metatag :

<meta name="robots" content="INDEX, FOLLOW">

This is so that when Googlebot visits your page it will index it and follow all the links within it.
To prevent Google from indexing add NOINDEX NOFOLLOW instead.



Now Go back to Google Sitemaps page and click on Verify button. Now click on "My Sites" link at the very top of the page under "Google Webmaster Tools". A page opens up to show a list of all the sites you have submitted to Google. Click on "Add a Sitemap" on the same line as your blog/site. The 'Add Sitemap' Page opens up and click down arrow next to "Choose Type" and select "Add General Web Sitemap". In the third line text box under 'My Sitemap url is' paste the feed url of your blog which is :

http://MYBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/rss.xml

Instead of 'MYBLOGNAME' type in name of your blog. Click on Add Web Sitemap Button.
This completes the process of adding the sitemap of your blog to Google. There is no need to upload any sitemap file to blogger or to your blog.

If you only want to add your site to Google without adding a Sitemap go to :

http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl



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To find out the Page Rank install the Google Toolbar which shows the Page Rank for every page you browse when you mouseover it. The page is ranked on a scale from 1 to 10. Google's own home page has a Page Rank of 10. Install the Google toolbar from http://toolbar.google.com/.

To find out full site info for your site go to :

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/indexstats?siteUrl=YOUR SITE URL%2F&hl=en

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59 comments:

TomCat said...

Thank you. It worked like a charm

The Anonymous Mama said...

Great, great! Your directions were crystal clear. I'm set now!

SimplyTim said...

Thanks, info and directions were very helpful.

Tim

Butterfly said...

Thank you so much for these detailed directions. I had been wanting to add my blogs to Google for a long time but just didnt know how to do it before.

Mishka said...

Quick question....do I need to do the the sitemap and indexing/verifying with both the www version of my url as well as the one that doesn't have the www version?

vin said...

mishka

Since both links point to the same site I don't think it would be necessary.

mywebguru said...

thanks mate, all-in-one article. worth for the time

Malathy said...

There is a repetition in the content Vin.
"There are millions.." and the instruction for adding in google repeats .

But what a great tutorial. Brilliant.

Small Business Helpful Articles said...

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Shawn said...

Everything worked great except the "meta name...INDEX, FOLLOW" tag which the template wouldn't accept due to this error: XML error message: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "". I just don't know HTML/XML well enough yet to fix this. Please advise, thanks.

-Shawn

vin said...

Shawn,

Just add a slash at the end like this :

<meta name="robots" content="INDEX, FOLLOW"/>

Shadow Zero said...

Google seems to have changed "personalized search" to a personal "web history". Can I still add my blog to it? If so, how do I do that?

vin said...

Shadow zero,

A personal web history is the history of what you have searched for. The method of submission to Google still remains the same and is detailed in the post above.

rattytatty said...

This was so easy. Your title Dummies Guide. certainly is right. If I can do it anybody can. Great instructions

Anonymous said...

YOur site was a big help. thanks so much!

Sunil Byrannanavar said...

Really Helpful.. Thanks for sharing!!

Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

I have about 10 blogs, all on blogger, all were ranked well on google.
All of a sudden, about a month ago, no results appear for any of them, I verified this using google webmaster tools.
any advice?

vin said...

Anonymous,

Can you post your blog urls / links here so they can be checked out?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Vin
Is there a way I can email this to you?

vin said...

Anonymous,

You can email me at :

drbhatns at gmail dot com

Malathy said...

Hello Vin,
Thank you very much for this detailed tutorial.

Dave said...

Hi Vin, It all worked like a dream until I tried to add a sitemap using the - http://MYBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/rss.xml
line (using my own blog name of course) and I get a message up saying that the site map must be located at my site. My site is varified. any ideas where I have gone wrong?
Thanks, Dave.

vin said...

Dave,

Blogger has now made a default sitemap available for all blogspot blogs :

http://betabloggerfordummies.blogspot.com/2007/06/10-quick-tips-for-smarter-blogging.html

Gill said...

Hi there Vin,
Thanks for the advice however I had the same problem with the rss.xml when trying to add my blog to the site map it came up with error can you explain in layman's terms please. As I'm a bit of a novice! Thanks gill

vin said...

Gill,

What was the error message? You need not add a sitemap as Blogger now has a default sitemap in place for all blogs. See :

Tips for Smart Blogging

My Fun Galaxy said...

Hi Vin, My blog was ranked well on google search when I typed my blog title either by broad, phrase or exact keywords. But since 2 weeks ago, no result appear after the search. I already followed your steps to submit site to Google last week but my blog still cannot be seen after Google serach. Any advice?
Thanks.

vin said...

My Fun Galaxy,

With millions of sites being added daily to the Internet it is difficult to maintain your search rank. Have a look at :

How to increase Google Search Rank

Anonymous said...

I got everything until searching "link:http://myblog.blogspot.com" (I did change it to my blog name.) When I searched for it is comes back saying Your search did not match any documents. What did I do wrong?

Vin said...

Anonymous,

Try typing :

link:MYBLOG.blogspot.com

in a Google search box and hit Enter.

It also depends on how old your blog is. Also see :

How to Check your backlinks.

Mar'ce Merrell said...

thanks for the help!!

Mar'ce Merrell
thecakeprincess.blogspot.com

amsterdamn said...

Thank you :D Great!!

Mask said...

Thanks bro.. ur site is too good, tel me how to add all pages to rss,i hav 60 pages in my blog, but only26 r selected in rss wen i submit dis to google webmasters.. plz help out

Vin said...

Mask,

Have a look at :

Add Blog to Google Webmasters.

sun goddess said...

i tried doing this for like... the 7th time today and it's still rejecting my request for the sitemap... have tried putting rss.xml or atom.xml in the little box but I still get error messages... what should I do?

Vin said...

Sun Goddess,

Have a look at How to Add Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools.

Frank Z. Riely, Jr. said...

Vin,

Your site will be a huge help, but I'm a moron. I'm getting the following error after trying to submit my site to Google:

our template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.

XML error message: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "".

Any thoughts?

Vin said...

Frank Z. Riely, Jr.

Just add a slash at the end of the metatag like this :

<meta name="robots" content="INDEX, FOLLOW" />

Frank Z. Riely, Jr. said...

Thanks. It worked great.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Thanks for your valuable information. I was disappointed when i found that none of my pages were indexed. I followed your instructions and did as you said.

I hope this might work. Any ways thanks for your information. i have added your site in favourite list. I will keep on coming to know more about blogging.
Thanks Atul
http://theindiaeconomy.blogspot.com

Banyan Craft said...

Excellent advice, has really helped me work my way through the processes of adding my site to google and adding a sitemap to webmasters

among petals and thorns said...

thanks a lot vin. Ive had took some time registering a handful to search engines but up to now i havent had a place in them, i find optimizing very difficult but im positive with your brilliant advise in your page i can get my comfortable place. Youre of great help to this newbie. thanks a thousand fold.

Juan said...

Thank you for great information. I still do not understand how to create sitemap. Is it important in Google ranking? Thanks

Vin said...

Juan,

Have a look at How to Add Blog Sitemap to Google Webmaster.

It is important in seeing which of your posts are indexed by Google.

Ashique said...

Thank You a lot mate :)

HappyHelen said...

great site. i learned a lot. cheers!

Valfar said...

Thanx, These directions were very useful to me. Keep going on!!!

Anton said...

Wow.. great info broo.. thank...

SNOWBERRY said...

Almost all your directions are very helpful and easy to follow.

Except on this one, when i go to www.google.com as per your direction i'm supposed to go to add your stuff link next to home. I'm sorry for niether do i see the home link nor the add your stuff link.

Please suggest more or email me at ch.deepali@gmail.com

Vin said...

SNOWBERRY,

Thanks for pointing it out! It has been corrected. Go to :

http://www.google.com/ig

elighted said...

it helped a lot thanks thaks thanks

Pankaj Singla (Adv.) said...

Sir, i have a blog from last one month. first i have etaxindia.blogspot.com. after reading your post about custom domain. i have purchased from google blogger now my domain http://www.etaxindia.org . problem is there till today my blog not index by google. then i have submitted site to google but google index only my old post not new. plz tell how much time it takes to index my new posts. is there any problem with custom domain.

Vin said...

Pankaj Singla (Adv.),

Have you added site to Google Webmaster Tools and got it verified?

It may take 6-8 weeks for site to get indexed. Speed up the process by submitting site to free blog directories in your category.

Sneha Nair said...

Thank you for being so generous with your knowledge. Great post - I followed all the steps a few weeks ago and submitted the sitemap. However the status now shows the following error:

- Redirect error: Redirect error
We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit.
HTTP Error: 302(Moved temporarily)
Problem detected on: May 1, 2009

Please help?

Regards,
Sneha

Vin said...

Sneha Nair,

Follow the method shown in Add Blog Sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools.

Schuey7 said...

Great site... done exactly as you suggested and got my blog up and running: http://aidansj.blogspot.com :-0) Many thanks dude!

Mrs. Pitcher said...

When I added the metatag for Google site indexing and the index/follow tag, I put it below the title - title/ tags as instructed. I got an error, and then went back to the Google webmaster tools and had it show me an example of where to put the tags. It said to stick it under head so I moved the tags above the title ones, and it worked for me then. I have no idea what I am doing, so can it usually work if you stick those tags above title? I was able to verify my site.

Kristy Berends said...

Thanks for all the great tips! I followed all of your advice, and keeping my fingers crossed that my page rank improves (or actually exists ;-)

perfume from paris said...

thank you very much from a newbie....been wondering why my blog doesn't show up!

kashif said...

The information on your site is great and I am learning fast.

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