This is a common question that I get as a Wix Website Designer, people wonder how they can get their site listed on Google. While getting to the top of google for certain keywords is an ongoing process (read my top SEO Hero tips here), the first couple steps below will ensure that your website will get found and indexed by Google and other search engines.
1. Make sure your Wix website is set to be visible to Search Engines:
The first step after you've launched your Wix website is to make sure your website is set to be visible to search engines. To do this, in your Wix Editor, click on "Site" at top of the editor, then click on "Site Manager" and then click on the SEO menu item on the left Site Manager menu. See screenshots below.
Site > Site Manager > SEO > SEO Status
Make sure that the "switch" is checked on next to "Allow search engines to include your site in search results".
2. Google Webmasters
The second step after you've launched your Wix website is to setup a Google Search Console account in Google Webmasters for your website and submit and verify your website. In Google's verification process, to verify your website, choose to add a <head> verification option (an alternative option) and then copy and paste the code into the Wix Site Manager > SEO > More SEO Settings. See my screenshot below.
Once your Google webmasters account is verified, you can then submit your website sitemap, in Wix, the sitemap can be found at your domain name: www.domain.com/sitemap.xml.
Also be sure to submit to Bing Webmaster tools, and also www.dmoz.org, a free directory service.
3. Google+ Business Page
The third step is to setup a Google+ Page for your business (using same gmail account), and verify the listing (via a mailed postcard from Google) so that you can be found on Google maps. Don't worry, you can specify that you provide services outside of your location when setting the Google+ business page up so it doesn't list your full address to the public.
4. Next steps – being an ongoing SEO Hero:
Now that you've submitted your Wix website to the search engines, your next step is to create lots of great quality content that is focussed on keywords and then promote it online through social media, forums, blogs and partner websites to get people talking about it. Read my top SEO Hero tips here for more tips on great SEO for your Wix website.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me, I love working on Wix websites, SEO and design, and I love working with small businesses, restaurants, artists, etc, so I'm happy to help!
Idelle Fisher – 720-260-3541
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