To show up on Google you have to do three things. You have to submit your website URL for inclusion in Google's index, rank your website up in Google's organic search results and make sure your site follows Google's Guidlines.
Submiting your website to Ggoogle
- Open a browser and go to: google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url
- Fill in the fields and click the 'Submit Request' button.
Don't submit your site more than once a month. If you don't submit your website to Google, Google will eventually 'crawl' your site and add it automatically, but this could take months.
Ranking your website in Google Search results
This can be the most difficult and complex aspect of creating a successful website. Google ranks a website, mostly according to how many other websites with high page rank are linking to it and how low its bounce rate is. The more high page rank (PR) websites that linking to your website the higher in Google's search it will be. The lower the bounce rate on your web pages, the higher your website will rank on Google. Google also looks at the words on your site (keywords) and compares them to the words on sites linking to your site. Ideally, you want the websites linking to your website to contain the same subject matter your site has.
Example: If your site mentions the word fishing, having websites that link to your website that also contains the word fishing will increase your Google ranking. It will furthermore, greatly increase your search results ranking when people create searches containing the word fish.
Now you have a basic understanding of how a website can show up on Google, but where do you go from here? There are probably already millions of websites out there that contain the keywords you wanted your website to rank for. In order to rank a new website you need to find new content to write about on your website. This can be accomplished by finding a niche topic or niche market. Read more on how to get your website to the top of Google.