Google's Basic Search Visibility Checklist for SEO

Google’s Basic Search Visibility Checklist for SEO

Did you know that Google offers webmaster guidelines for building a Google-friendly website? While there’s no guarantee that Google’s crawlers will find a particular site, following these guidelines should help make your site appear in Google’s search results.

Is my website showing up on Google?

Inclusion in Google Search results is free and easy; you usually don’t even need to do anything except post it on the web.

Do a site: search for your domain to see if its pages are indexed, like this:

If your site isn’t showing up, you can verify ownership of your website in Google Search Console at: and submit your site for indexing at

Do I serve high quality content to users?

Making sure your users get the best possible experience on your properties should be your number one priority. Think about what makes your properties unique, valuable, or engaging.

Read the ‘Google Webmaster Guidelines’ help center article to make sure you’re managing your website using Google friendly practices.

Is my local business showing up on Google?

Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool that helps you manage how your business information appears across Google, including Search and Maps.

Consider adding your business and its website to

Is my content fast and easy-to-access on all devices?

Most searchers now use mobile devices, so you must make sure your content is optimized and loads quickly on
all devices.

Test if your pages are mobile-friendly at

Do I need external help?

SEOs or Search Engine Optimizers are professionals who can help you improve your website and increase visibility on search engines. For more information, read Do you need an SEO expert? A Guide from Google.

For more search visibility tips, check out the Google Webmasters website and beginner webmaster course. You can also see or Google’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide for additional information.

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