How long before I am listed on Google?

First, submit your site to Google here:

Submit your URL to Google

It can take many weeks for Google to index your site.

In the meantime, check that your index page is well optimised for the search engines. Pay special attention to your index page TITLE and DESCRIPTION meta tags.

Take a look at the following page for hints and advice concerning your meta tags.

SEO Help pages

We have some general advice on site optimisation at our Optimisation Tips area:

Site Optimisation tips

Please follow the link below to view Google’s SEO starter guide:

SEO Starter guide

Even with the best optimisation, it is very much hit+miss. The Google ranking algorithm changes very frequently and so any high ranking achieved may only be temporary before the algorithm gives another site a chance at the top.

We wish you the best of luck with your site optimisation.

How to get listed in Google

It is quite amazing how often this question comes up.. So, to address a very very common question here is the simple answer…

Get some backlinks! Even one link is enough for Google to find your site and begin indexing, don’t hold your breath though, Google will take weeks to index and list your site.

You can get some very easy backlinks for free by doing some Directory Submissions, allow 5 minutes of your time for each submission. Remember, you only need to do this once so grab a coffee and get started.

Here’s a handy tip, want to give Google a nudge?

Submit your site directly to Google here:

For Google UK:


Check to see if your site is indexed by Google by doing a search as such:

Obviously replace “” with your domain name! If the result says “Your search did not match any documents” then your site is not yet indexed. When your site is indexed, you will see which pages – and how they look in Google search results.