Google not showing my website

Hi everyone,

I am new to netlify so looking for some insight. I created my website -

However when I search it on google even by typing the very link - it does not show up. Is there something I am missing here?

Thank you.

With millions of sites out there, Google doesn’t exactly watch to see every time a new site comes on line. You have to tell Google somehow that your site is out there.

This could come in the form of having dozens of other sites link to your site, but more often it comes from registering your site with Google, supplying a sitemap file, maybe setting up a Google Custom Search Engine page on your site, etc. In other words, do whatever it takes to draw Google’s attention.

Note that even after registering and providing a sitemap and creating a Google search page, it can still take days for Google to get to your site.

I’ve never done this, but I suppose if you were desperate, you could buy a Google ad for your site. This might shorten the time it takes to get your content to appear in Google search results, although you’d either have to come up with some dough or use one of Google’s many free ad coupons.

Whichever way you go, you’re going to have to jump through some hoops to get Google’s attention, if you’re not content to wait.

Hi, @n-1991, and welcome to our Netlify community site. I want to add my +1 to what @gregraven has said.

Google has more information about getting a site to be indexed here:

Ask Google to recrawl your URLs

There is also good information here about getting Google to recognize your site.

Also, I should have mentioned that you can quickly and easily see what Google has recognized regarding your site by typing this into a Google search box:

Thank you for all the helpful information, I’ll go through it and see how I can make my website more visible. I wonder if somehow linking it to my linkedin website will be more helpful, since that’s the first thing that pops up when I search my name.

you could definitely to that, @n-1991. The more links from high profile sites point to your website, the better your ranking will be :+1:

I was following this link (Ask Google to recrawl your URLs  |  Google Search Central) to enable my website homepage to show up on Google Search. However, I cannot find DNS Configuration in my Settings Panel, where I can paste in the TXT record of Google so that google can recrawl my website. Could you let me know where I can do this?

@jooy Your DNS settings appear to be with NameCheap.

If you configured the domain at Netlify, the settings are found under “Team Name” > Domains > “Domain Name”.

I can also send you a link to this page (if the DNS service for it is at Netlify) but you haven’t publicly stated which domain name you want to do this for and I don’t want to reveal that information without your permission.