When you first start blogging, you want to get your blog seen across the internet. You can visit your blog in any browser by directly visiting your blog's URL. Click View Blog within your TypePad account to open your blog in a new browser window. Then, you can copy the URL in your browser's address bar to get the address to give to your friends and family. Additionally, you will want people to be able to find your blog with Google and other search engines. TypePad provides all the tools you need to optimize your site for search indexing.
First, make sure your site is public when you are ready for the world to see it. If you want to keep your blog private while it is in development, you can toggle the publicize this blog setting at Settings > SEO. You'll want to make sure to enable the publicize option when you are ready for your blog to be live. (more info)
With your site public, your blog is ready to be crawled by search engines and included in search results. All public TypePad blogs are available to be indexed by search engines, and the indexing will happen by all search engines once your blog is public and content has been added. We also recommend enabling a sitemap for your blog at Settings > SEO. A sitemap is designed to make it easier for search indexes to know what pages are a part of your site. All pages, archive indexes, and recent posts are included in the sitemap. (more info)
What's SEO? SEO is short for "search engine optimization" and refers to the strategies used to increase your blog's chances of being found in an online search.
You can also submit your blog to search engines to initiate the indexing of your blog. We recommend verifying your blog with Google, for instance, if you want to set up Google Analytics. Step by step instructions can be found in the Verifying Your Blog With Google article. You can also verify your site with Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines.
Please note it can take some time for your blog to found in search results. Don't be discouraged if you don't see your blog come up in search results right away. It may be that your blog has been indexed but is not high in the results. As you add more content and utilize the SEO tools provided with TypePad, your blog will be indexed and be easy to find in no time!