How can I get Google to index my site?

I run a website for my club, but I’ve noticed that if someone searches for it in Google, even using the name of the club, we’re just not listed in the search results. I used to think that Google knew everything, how can I tell it about my site?

There’s a chance that Google may not even know about your website. This can happen if it’s particularly new and no other website links back to yours. In order to tell Google about your site, you can go to a special page that lets you Add Your Site to Google: Add URL. This tells Google you exist, but it may still be several weeks before it comes and indexes your content. Regardless of whether it’s a hobby site, one about Mesothelioma or one dedicated to your grandma; if Google doesn’t know it exists, you’re not going to get any organic traffic!

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