Hello, I hope you’re all well.
I’ve come back to Netlify after 2 years and have successfully deployed my site (alessandroconway.netlify.app). However, I am unable to have it be found by google etc (site:mywebsite yields no hits).
After following several threads in the forum, I’ve identified that I have not registered my domain (on netlify under my team → domains → add or register domain). When i go do this, it says “A DNS zone for this domain already exists under a different account”. I don’t have any other accounts, and have seen that I need to add a TXT file for netlify to authenticate my ownership on my host (GitHub), which I am unsure where to place. I don’t have any custom domain name, the netlify.app subdomain works fine for me.
Could you kindly spell out the necessary steps to get my website recognised by google searches? For instance:
- add the .txt file in GitHub–> where?
- Have my website ownership authenticated by Netlify
- Register domain on Netlify’s ‘Domains’ tab
- Connect my domain to Google’s DNS through adding another .txt file to GitHub? Google Search Console recommends adding an HTML file to the website, i presume that’s to the Github host, but am not sure where that goes too.
Thank you very much!