Why isn't my site showing up in Google?

Google won't find your site automatically. You need to tell Google you exist.

How do I tell Google I exist?

To tell Google you exist, you need to submit your sitemap to Google.

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is essentially an index of all the pages on your website that you want to be found by the search engines. They are useful because they tell the search engines exactly where your content is, how important the content is and also what not to index. They are a great way of kickstarting Google to index your site.

Your site won't automatically appear in Google unless you complete this step.

How do I submit my sitemap to Google?

We've made the process of submitting and verifying your site to Google painless. All you need to do is connect Google Webmaster Tools.

How long does it take for Google to show my site?

There's no way to determine how long it'll take, but it usually shows within 1-2 weeks.

How can I see which pages Google has indexed?

Check your Google index status