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Preview and publish your site on the web

Note: This article is for the new Google Sites ("Publish" button at the top right). Get help for the classic Google Sites.

You can publish your site so anyone on the web or your organization can view it. Before you publish, you can preview how your site will look on a mobile phone, tablet, or computer.

Preview your site
  1. In Google Sites, open your site.
  2. From the top menu, click Preview Preview.
  3. To see how your site will look on different devices, at the bottom right, click:
    • Phone Smartphone
    • Tablet Tablet
    • Computer Computer
  4. To close the preview, click Close Close.
Publish your site
  1. In Google Sites, open your site.
  2. At the top right, click Publish.
  3. Type the URL for your site under "Site location."
  4. To publish your site, click Publish.
  5. To make sure your site is published correctly, visit your site’s URL.
Change who can view your site

After you publish your site, you can change who can see your site and how they can see it.

  1. In Google Sites, open your site.
  2. At the top, next to "Publish," click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click Publish settings.
  4. If you use a Google Account through work or school, under "Who can visit my site," choose who can see your site.
    • Anyone at your domain
    • Anyone on the web (Your admin may turn off this option.)
  5. Click Save.
  6. To make sure your site is published correctly, visit your site’s URL.
Ask search engines to not list your site

You can request how public search engines treat your site.

Note: This option is only available if "Anyone on the web" can view your site.

  1. In Google Sites, open your site.
  2. At the top, next to "Publish," click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click Publish settings.
  4. If do you not want your site available in public searches, click Request public search engines to not display my site.
  5. Click Save.

This doesn’t guarantee that your site won’t show in public search engines. It only requests that search engines do not automatically index it.

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