If your website is new, it can be difficult to know if your website has been indexed by Google. Instead of running searches for your business name or products to see if your website appears, you can refine your search query to specifically see if your domain has been indexed.
- Navigate to Google.com.
- In the search box, type “site:” followed by your website domain. For example, type “site:RepairMySearch.com.”
Doing so narrows the scope of your search, telling Google you only want to see results from your specific domain.
If your website appears on the search engine results page, that means Google is aware your website exists and has started to index. While you may not be ranking well for your desired keywords, you have cleared an important hurdle to search engine success. Next, you’ll want to move on to Effective Keyword Research or, if you know what you’re optimizing for, to our On-Page SEO Guide.
If your website does not appear on the search engine results page, Google simply has not discovered your website yet. You can submit your page directly to Google for indexing using the free Google Search Console tool. For more on Google Search Console, check out our post: Getting Started with Google Search Console.