I need to know when my site becomes active and are people finding me?

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I know it takes time but how do I know when my site is active, and if people are finding me?
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Hello Lev

Your site becomes live on the internet as soon as you publish it. There a few things that you can do to help increase your ranking on a search engine.

The most important things you can do to get your site indexed is to update your content frequently and get other related sites to link to your site. If users like your site enough to post a link to it, search engines begin to trust your site a little more. This also applies to visitors - the more visitors you have, the more likely search engines are to send other visitors to you. While many users have achieved good search engine rankings with a yolasite subdomain, using a custom domain name will make it easier for users to remember and revisit your site.

You can submit your site to Google through a program called Google Webmaster Tools. We have posted a tutorial that walks you through the steps to do so here.

You can also add key words which will help search engines identify your site. In the properties sidebar for each page you will see a field labeled "Keywords". Type your tags in there - your location, your business, what you offer etc. This is the place to put the sorts of things you'd expect people to be typing into search engines to find you. For help with selecting good keywords for your site, click here for the [Google Suggest Tool.

You may also be interested in reading our SEO tutorials. You will find a lot of information that will be helpful as you build and promote your site; here is a link: SEO Tutorials.

If you want to see who is visiting your site, we suggest that you install Google Analytics. Here's how to do it:

1. Go to Google Analytics and sign up for a free account.
2. Type in the URL of your site.
3. Copy the verification code provided by Google.
4. Go to Yola and drag and drop a HTML widget at the bottom of each page you want to track.
5. Paste the code from Google into the HTML editor on each page.
6. Republish your site.

Your site will then be verified and you can log into your Google Analytics account to find out all the information you want to know about the people who have visited your site.

I hope this information helps!
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Hi Lev - let us know if you have any other questions regarding this.
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Thank you