How to help Google find your web site?

By Tom Jackson Want to increase your chances of getting found on Google?  One fast and free method is to register your web sites directly with Google.  That’s right I said web sites (plural).  Get a list of ALL your vanity URLs – these are there websites with your name in them.  A good example is LinkedIn, mine is www.linkedin.com/in/thomasjacksonjr.  All of  the links direct people right to your information, even if it is not your website.  Once you get your vanity URL list together;

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • Google Profile
  • Naymz
  • Zoominfo
  • Etc, etc

Then go to the Google URL registration page: http://www.google.com/addurl/ 

Cut and past ALL your URLs in one at a time.  That is all there is to it.  You have just directly registered your URLs with GOOGLE – the biggest name in search engines.  Does this mean you are now a #1 search result? Probably not, but you have just increased your chances of someone finding your site via Google.

Thomas Jackson is a Social Media and Business Development professional focusing on strategic Social Marketing strategies for small and medium businesses.  You can read more about Thomas on www.linkedin.com/in/thomasjacksonjr, or follow him on Twitter at BizDevTom or via his blog Tom's Tips at http://tjacksonjr.wordpress.com.