Publish & share your site

You can publish your site and decide who can see it.

Note: This section is for new Google Sites (at the bottom right, you'll see CreateCreate new site). Get help with classic Google Sites.

Step 1: Preview your site

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click Preview Preview.
  3. At the bottom right, choose an option.
  4. To exit, at the bottom right, click Exit Exit Preview.

Step 2: Publish your site

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click Publish.
  3. Enter the web address for your site.
  4. Click Publish.
  5. Optional: Visit your site’s web address to make sure it’s published correctly.

Step 3: Check your sharing options

Choose who can see your site
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click Share Share with others.
  3. Next to "Published," click Change and then choose an option:
    • Anyone on the web
    • Specific people
  4. To share with specific people, enter the name or email address of the person or Google Group you want to add, click Can edit Edit and then Can view published and then Send.
  5. Click Save or Done.

Opt your site out of search engines

Important: This is a request and doesn’t guarantee that your site won’t show up in public search engines.

This option is only available if your site is set to "Public on the web," and can be viewed by anyone.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, next to "Publish," click the Down arrow Down.
  3. Click Publish settings.
  4. Click "Request public search engines to not display my site."
  5. Click Save.

Step 4 (optional): Search a Google Site

  1. Go to a Google site.
  2. At the top right, click Search Search.
  3. Type a search and press Enter.

Get an anchor link

You can use an anchor link to link to a specific header or subheader on any published site.

  1. Open a published site made with Google Sites.
  2. Point to the header or subheader you want to link to.
  3. Next to the header or subheader, click link New link. The link will automatically copy to your clipboard.
  4. Paste the link to share it.

Classic Google Sites

Note: This section is for classic Google Sites (at the top left, you'll see "Create"). Get help with new Google Sites.

Preview and share your site

Share your site
  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. At the top right, click Share.
  3. Under "Who has access," click Change.
  4. Choose who you can see your site.
  5. Click Save.

Note: If you use a Google Account through school or work, you may not be able to share your site with everyone. For help, contact your administrator

Invite others to see your site

You can share your site with specific people or Google Groups.

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. At the top right, click Share.
  3. Under "Invite people," enter the name or email address of a person or Google Group.
  4. Click Send.
  5. Optional: To remove a person or group, next to their name and click Delete Delete.
Preview a page
  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Go to the page you want to view.
  3. Click More actions Settings and then Preview page as viewer.
Move a site to a work, school, or other group account

You can move a classic site to an account you use for work, school, or another group.

Step 1: Share the site with your other account

If you’re not the owner of the site, have the owner share it with you.
If you're an owner of the site, follow these steps:

  1. On a computer, open the site you want to move in classic Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click Share.
  3. Under "Invite people," add your work, school, or other group email address.
  4. Next to your email address, choose "Is owner."
  5. Click Send.

Step 2: Make a copy of the site

  1. On a computer, open the site you want to move in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click More actions Settings and then Manage site.
  3. Click Copy this site.
  4. Next to "Site name," enter a name for the new site.
  5. At the top, click Copy.
  6. You now have 2 copies of the site. You can:
    • Delete the old site: You or the original owner can delete the site at the old web address so there’s only one site.
    • Keep both versions: Forward users from the old site to the new web address.
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