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Website Builder Tutorials – adding your site to Google

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Digital Marketing Video Tutorials

Lots of the stuff we’ve been writing about on this blog has been about how to improve your website’s position in the search engine results page. We’ve tried to make it as easy to follow as possible. But not everyone is at the same level, so if there’s one thing that you must do when setting up a website, it is to add your website to Google. Here’s how:

Good luck, and let us know if you have any problems

  • http://www.ibcsigns.co.uk Alison Cross

    Thanks for that – nice and straightforward :-)

    If you have several domain names attached to the same website, do you need to submit every one individually like this, or is there some way to tell Google – all these domains are for the same website?

    …and at what point will Google get unhappy with the number of domains pointing at the same site?

    AX

  • admin

    Hi Alison,

    When you say ‘attached to the same website’, are you forwarding or pointing them towards it?

    You need to do this for every domain name, but I’d concentrate on just 1 domain for your SEO efforts. Google is wary of duplicate content, which if you have the different domain names pointing to one website, it may be considered as.

    Ken

  • http://irishbikers.webeden.co.uk Eimear Boyle

    Hi,

    Google engine has asked me to upload a html file to website but im not sure what to do? Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks

  • admin

    Hi Eimear,

    From your post i am assume you are trying to use Google Webmaster Tools.

    You can get all the info you need from our Blog.

    Hopefully this blog post here should help you out

    If you need any more help with this please let me know.

    Ray

  • http://irishbikers.webeden.co.uk Eimear Boyle

    hi, thanks very much that was exactly the info i needed. Very much appreciated.

    REgards Eimear

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Hi, I have a few problems.
    The first one is that I cannot verify my site on Google. I don’t see proper HTML text for my pages. Properties show just “English language” and nothing else. Google tells me to put the code at the beginning of HTML text. Am I supposed to right it myself?..
    How do I paste the Google code to verify the site onto my webpage?
    Sorry for being a pain…
    Kind regards,
    Irene/

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    One more question. Can I have a few pages in Russian?

  • admin

    Hi Irene,

    First off: Yes, you can have a few Russian pages. As long as you able to write it ! Do you have a Cyrillic keyboard?

    Second, in order to verify your site, log into your control panel and choose Admin, then Site information.

    In there you will find ‘sign up for Google Webmaster tools’. Sign up to webmaster tools, add your site, and Google will give you some code to ‘verify your site’.

    Paste this code into the place on your WebEden control panel which appeared after you clicked ‘Sign up for Google Webmaster tools’.

    You’re not a pain! Lets us know how you got on.

    Ken

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Hi, Ken,
    thank you for your quick reply. Yes, we have Cyrillic fonts.
    We are still having a problem. We’ve got the Google code, but not sure where to put it in.

    “Paste this code into the place on your WebEden control panel which appeared after you clicked ‘Sign up for Google Webmaster tools’.”
    Where is our WebEden control panel?
    Kind regards,
    Irene.

  • admin

    The WebEden contol panel is the panel that you use when you’re editing your website.

    It has a menu across the top which reads:

    Files | Upload | Edit | Pages | Insert | Design | People | Help

    To get to Google Webmaster Tools, click:

    ‘Edit’

    then

    ‘Manage your site’

    then

    ‘admin’

    then

    ‘site information’.

    Good luck, let us know if you have any other issues.

    Ken

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Hi, it is me again, trouble.
    I did it, Ken. The problem I seem to have is uploading the Google code onto my website.
    Google sais to insert it right after . But where is the HTML text? When I open HTML view in WebEden control panel, I see just scattered images of my page – there is no HTML text where I could insert the code. And the Firefox Source page cannot be edited – just copied.
    Where did I go wrong?..
    Can it be file names?..
    Sorry… this is my first site.
    Kind regards,
    Irene.

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Me again. I think I did everything correctly like you said, Ken.
    It is HTML that confuses me…
    The code that Google gives is called Google Web Master ID, right?

  • admin

    Hi Irene,

    Yes, that’s right. The code that Google gives is called Google Web Master ID

    You can’t upload the Google code into your HTML. We don’t let you do that! You need to paste it into the space on the control panel described above.

    I just realised that we’ve done a blog post about this before:
    http://www.webeden.co.uk/blog/website-builder-tips/how-to-use-google-verify/

    Make sure you followed the instructions there.

    And let me know how you got on!

    Ken

    Hopefully this blog post here should help you out

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Hi, Ken. I read the blog and followed the instructions. Still not verified.
    Can it be because of difference in addresses?
    I paid for the URL: http://www.varnapropertymanagement.co.uk
    But on the top of my page is: http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk.
    Which of them is my proper address?

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Me again. Sorry, the URL was free. But can I change the shorter address for the longer one now or is it too late? For I think, that may be the reason. I followed the instructions correctly, yet Google keeps asking me if I added the code to the URL…

  • admin

    Hi Irene,

    If you have bought a domain (http://www.varnapropertymanagement.co.uk) in the same account that you have built a website, that domain will automatically be assigned to that website. So http://www.varnapropertymanagement.co.uk should replace http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk.

    To check this, log into your account here:
    http://www.webeden.co.uk/account.htm

    and then click onto the domains tab:
    http://www.webeden.co.uk/domain-names.htm

    Here you will see the domain that you own. You can manually assign it to your website.

    Google verify should be almost instant. I’d recommend verifying this address:
    http://www.varnapropertymanagement.co.uk

    Can you have another go?

    Ken

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Done it! Verified!
    Thank you for your help, Ken!

  • http://www.varnapropertymanagement.webeden.co.uk Irene

    Ken, hope, you are not tired of me yet?
    One more question – and I leave you in peace. For a while.
    Can I make the second site – all in Russian?

  • admin

    No problem – glad it all worked!

    Not tired at all, just pleased that you solved your problems.

    An all Russian site? The only problem is that you can’t change the Menu names – they’re stuck in English…

    Ken

  • http://www.chs-international.com Lee Cox

    Hi,
    I signed up for google webmaster tools some time ago and verified my site whilst it was still a free site, i have since transferred domain name etc… the problem i have now is that i cannot verify the .com domain … only webeden.co.uk as i cannot now access the input box for the meta tag code as it has already been used. Hope I’m making sense :-s
    Hopeful of some much needed help
    Lee

  • admin

    Hi Lee,

    Apologies to ask you to give us this information again, but we’re gong to have to ask you to submit a support tucket to resolve the issue. You can do that from support page, once you are logged into your account.

    Please let me know if you have any further problems.

    Ken

  • http://www.myinternethorse.webeden.co.uk Emma White

    Hello guys, I followed your instructions some time ago in hope that my webpage would appear on google. I wasn’t sure if the process was meant to take months, but am still not on there. Would you happen to know if I did it incorrectly?

    Emma

  • admin

    Hi Emma,

    What was Site Address (URL) of the website you submitted to Google?

    I just found http://www.myinternethorsecouk.webeden.co.uk on Google, is that what you submitted?

    Thanks,
    Ken

  • http://www.celestialcolours.co.uk Amanda

    Could you please check that I have set this site up properly as I am not able to see it on google. I purchased another domain (celestialcolours.co.uk) and my A record has been pointed correctly. I have verified the site on google, and I think applied the meta tag, so am confused as to if I have done something wrong.

    Thank you

    Amanda

  • admin

    Hi Amanda,

    When you added your website to Google, what website address (URL) did you use?

    And when did you add it?

    Thanks,
    Ken

  • http://www.celestialcolours.co.uk Amanda

    I added it yesterday – http:/www.celestialcolours.co.uk.

    I know it may be a bit early to see it, but am worried I haven’t done it properly, does it look OK?!

    Amanda

  • admin

    Hi Amanda,

    It can take up to 3 months for Google to recrawl your website – but a good bet is to have another look in a couple of weeks to see if it has changed.

    Thanks,
    Ken

  • http://thick.webeden.co.uk jesus

    DAMN how do I add html i cant find HTML snippet in the file manager >.<

  • admin

    Have a look under ‘Files’ and then ‘library’. There’s a folder there called ‘html’.

    Good luck ;-)

    Ken

  • http://justicepost Michael

    If i wish to delete the website/domain name at any time, how easy is that?

    Thanks.

  • admin

    Hi Michael,

    You can delete your website at any time.

    Click ‘edit my site’ to ensure you’re in edit mode. In the Toolbar select ‘Admin’–>’Delete site’.

    Beware: Deleting a site is permanent. It does not cancel your subscription.

    Its not possible to delete a domain name. Once your domain name passes out of the registration period, it goes back into the registrar’s ‘pot’ of available domain names.

    Hope that answers your questions!

    Ken

  • http://www.mikephoenix.com Lee S

    Hi, my site is verified with google but not listed due to crawl errors seemingly caused by the robots file, I have downloaded a now robots.txt file which I need to upload however I cannot find out how to do this, can you help?

    Many thanks

    Lee

  • admin

    Hi Lee,

    The crawl error report generated by Google shows 6 or 7 crawl errors. These aren’t actually errors, they just represent files and content on our system that we don’t let Google crawl.

    So these errors are not the reason that your website isn’t listed.

    As the robots.txt file is integrated into our website building tool, its not possible to upload a new one.

    When did you register your website with Google? What’s the URL? We’ll have a look and try to see if it can’t be found.

    Thanks,
    Ken

  • http://www.mikephoenix.com Lee S

    Hi Ken

    The web address is http://www.mikephoenix.com, the website was registered with Google just after christmas, I have signed up for analytics and websmaster tools so they are aware of it, it is verified but not indexed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers Lee

  • admin

    Hi Lee,

    The domain mikephoenix.com forwards me to http://mikephoenix.com/mike/homepage.html.

    Is that the website that you’ve built?

    Thanks,
    Ken

  • http://www.mikephoenix.com Lee S

    Hi Sorry, it is http://www.mikephoenix.co.uk! its a website about vespas and lambrettas.

    Cheers Lee

  • admin

    Hi Lee,

    Ah ha!

    So you went through the process at google.com/addurl just after Xmas?

    Did that process work OK?

    Google say that it can take up to 3 months for this to work. I’d give it another week or so at least.

    Ken

  • http://www.mikephoenix.com Lee S

    Hi Ken, yes I did the add URL work a couple of weeks ago, understand it can take a while just wanted to check that it wasn’t appearing because I hadn’t done something.

    Thanks for the help.

    All the best

    Lee

  • admin

    Hi Lee,

    As long as the site is unqiue it will work!

    It also pays to start link building too: http://www.webeden.co.uk/blog/search-engine-advertising/search-engine-optimisation-with-webeden-part-7-practical-ways-to-get-inbound-links/

    That can speed your inclusion in the Google’s directory.

    Good luck!

    Ken

  • http://www.mikephoenix.com Lee S

    Brilliant, thanks Ken

  • admin

    No problem, let us know how you get on!

    Ken

  • http://www.mikephoenix.co.uk Lee S

    All listed in google now many thanks!
    I have submitted to Yahoo, but Bing are asking me to add meta data code to my site so they can register it, any idea how I can do that?

    Cheers Lee

  • admin

    Hi Lee,

    I think that Bing ask you to putthe meta data into the head of your website, which I am afraid you can’t do :-(

    Nevertheless, getting listed on Google and Yahoo will mean that Bing will quickly follow.

    Ken

  • http://delilah-cupcakes.co.uk Naomi da Silva

    Hi,

    I registered the URL http://delilah-cupcakes.co.uk with Google but when I type in the address to look for it the following message comes up:

    Page cannot be found!

    Please check the website address (URL) and try again.

    I can find my website by typing in http://www.delilah.webeden.co.uk but when I built the site I bought and added the domain name delilah-cupcakes.co.uk and specified that I wanted this as the web name. What am I doing wrong and why wont the site come up when I type in http://www.delilah-cupcakes.co.uk?

    Thanks
    Naomi

  • admin

    Hi Naomi,

    What you need to do is to add your domain with a ‘www’ and without a ‘www’ under site addresses in your WebEden control panel.

    Add your domain name as a site address here:

    Admin -> Site address ->add your website address.

    Put it with and without the ‘www’.

    Nice cupcakes by the way – I’m salivating!

    Ken

  • http://banburycommunity.webeden.co.uk/ lisa

    Hi. My site has been playing up for a couple of days, yesterday it wouldn’t allow me to log in, today I can get in but I have no edit tools.
    Please help!!

  • Ray

    @lisa,

    Could you email me the problems you are having to ray@webeden.org and i will see if i can resolve your issue.

  • http://mandarinchinese4u.webeden.co.uk/ Paul King

    How long can my website be listed on google? Does it take a while?

    Thanks for your help.

  • Ray

    @paul It can take Google 3 months to crawl the web but to be honest there is no actual time scale. :-( but on the up side some of our customers have submitted their sites and been listed in weeks :-)

  • http://www.sobackinfo.webeden.co.uk Soback 3

    I added my website to google 3 mounths ago,but it still not in google!
    Can someone help me please?

  • admin

    There are quite a few factors as to why you are not being shown. But if you take a look http://www.webeden.co.uk/blog/category/seo-guide/ then that will give you plenty of info or you can take out one of our Traffic Boost packages which will increase your listing in Google. Take a look http://www.webeden.co.uk/seo-ppc-services/affordable-seo-packages.php

  • http://GBulletin.co.uk GBulletin

    Hello! That looks easy!
    How can I add the url to bing and other searching engines?

    .

  • admin

    Hi there,

    For Bing you can do it here:

    http://www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx

    And for Yahoo here:

    http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/

    Good luck!

    Ken

  • http://www.paw-conservation@webeden.co.uk Dave Pugh

    Hi

    Im having issues with my photos on building the site. I have uploaded the photos and all was fine, then i logged in and they were gone – saying file could not be found? So put them all again and the next day when i logged on they were all gone!

    Any suggestions – they are all my own photos

    Thanks

    Dave

  • http://www.randbcaravans.webeden.co.uk Calla

    Hi all,

    Just a quick question – my webeden site has been on google for the last 2 months but now it has disappeared and when I search in google it is nowhere to be seen.

    Is there something I can do to make it re-appear lol

    Thanx