Set up automatic publishing for domains hosted elsewhere
If your domain name is hosted by another company, you can still use Search Engine Visibility's automatic publishing feature, though there are a few requirements:
- Your domain name must be registered with GoDaddy
- You must use GoDaddy's nameservers
Your website might experience a brief amount of downtime when completing these steps.
Depending on how you've set up your domain name, some of these steps might already be completed for you.
Find your IP address
You'll need to contact your website's hosting company to find your website's IP address. You should get a value from them that looks like 192.168.24.48.
Set your nameservers
Your domain name needs to point to GoDaddy's nameservers to use Search Engine Visibility automatic publishing. For those instructions, see Set nameservers for domains hosted & registered with GoDaddy.
If you set up Search Engine Visibility before changing your domain's nameservers to GoDaddy's, contact customer support.
Point your domain to your website
To connect your domain name to your website, you'll need to point your A record to the IP address from your hosting company.
- Access the DNS manager.
- In the A (Host) section, locate the record with the Host value @.
- In the Actions column of that row, click Edit Record.
- In the Points to field, enter the IP address from your hosting company.
- Click Finish.
- Click Save Changes.
Set up Search Engine Visibility
Now you're ready to set up your Search Engine Visibility account and use automatic publishing.