Checking for Links
If you’re a brand new site you need to make sure that there are some other sites linking to you as this is the main way that Google finds and indexes your site.
Getting your sitemap recognized by Google is another way to get indexed, but if zero sites are linking to yours, that’s a very clear signal to Google that your site is not very established or important.
Luckily it’s quick to find out if you have links to your site and who is linking to you. Here are two of our favorite ways of checking links…