Your website is published and live for the world to see, but is it getting found in search engines?
Look at Your Website Analytics
The easiest way to tell if people are finding your website in search engines is to look at your website analytics. For small businesses, Google Analytics is a great option because it’s free and simple to implement.
Within Google Analytics, you can refer to the Acquisition > Overview report to find the top channels that are driving traffic to your site. Here you’ll be able to see how much traffic you’re receiving from search engines. If the percentage of traffic coming from Organic Search is low, this may be a red flag that your website is not very visible within search engines.
Do a Google Site: Search
If you want to know which pages of your website are indexed within Google, you can do a site: search using your domain name. This will allow you to see how many pages are currently indexed.
Submitting your sitemap to Google doesn’t guarantee that you’ll gain high visibility in Google’s search engine, but it highly increases the odds that Google will crawl your website pages.