A quick, free and easy way to see if your website is being read and crawled by Google is to set up a ‘Google Alert’ for the search phrase, keyword or content you want your website to be recognised for.
1. Visit https://google.co.nz/Alerts/
2. Type in the content or keywords that you want to create an alert about and click ‘Create Alert’.
3. You will receive emails (choose how often you want to receive the alerts...’As it Happens, At Most Once a Day or At Most Once A Week’.) of current news, or websites relevant to the content you’ve created an alert for.
4. Sit back and see if your website is being crawled for the content. If not, you may need to tweak some keyphrases or content of your website.
Example: website I submitted to Google yesterday was crawled and received an alert for ‘Wanaka’ in my inbox this morning.