Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Google for Webmasters Tutorial: Discoverability

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Once you've built a great site and you're ready to have it indexed in Google, you'll want to ensure that Google

knows about your site's pages. In many cases, Google may already be aware of your pages because one or more

quality sites have included a relevant link to your site on theirsIndeed, naturally acquiring such links is a

great way for Google to learn about your site's pages. If you'd like to let Google know about a brand new site

of yours, however, you're welcome to jumpstart the process by submitting your site via the AddURL link here.

No need to list all your pages; just the top level one, like www.example.com, is sufficient.

To let Google know about all of your pages, you can submit an XML Sitemap.

Whether your site is old or new, we highly recommend that you create an XML Sitemap, which can help Google

and other search engines better find and understand the pages on your siteThese are especially useful for sites

that feature dynamic content or a large set of new and updated pages, or have few incoming links.

You can create a general XML Sitemap in minutes, as well as XML Sitemaps for other types of information like video;

learn more from the links listed hereNote that this isn't the same thing as an HTML, or user-visible sitemap.

HTML sitemaps can complement XML Sitemaps, and can help people quickly discover and navigate to content

deep within your site.

We realize that you may have some pages that you don't want Google to accessFor instance, you may not want

Googlebot, our automated page-fetching robot, accessing documents with private information or pages you're

simply not ready to show the worldIn cases like this, you'll want to use one of two reliable methods for

blocking us from this contenta "Disallow" line in your robots.txt file or a noindex meta tag on

each page you don't want indexed.

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