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Allow search engines to index my WordPress site

For your WordPress website to appear in search results in Google and Bing, you must first allow these search engines to crawl and index your site. Follow the steps below to ensure that search engines can index the pages on your site.

  1. Sign in to WordPress.
  2. Select Settings and then Reading.
  3. Make sure Discourage search engines from indexing this site is not selected.
    • If this option is selected, clear the checkbox and then select Save Changes.
      Note: After enabling indexing, it might take a few days to a few weeks for search engines to crawl and rank your site. Also, you can ask Google to recrawl your site.

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