ArcGIS Online

Make your organization home discoverable

If you have a publicly accessible organization home, you can make it easier for others to discover it by adding it as a public item in ArcGIS Online. While anyone can share an organization’s home page via a link, adding it as a public item enhances the ability for others to discover your organization’s home page using search. Once added as an item, it can also be added to your Hub sites, group-based galleries, and more.

Follow these simple steps to add your organization as an item to facilitate its discovery.

Step 1 – Sign in to your organization, and open your organization’s home page.


Step 2 – Copy your home page URL.

Copy URL

Step 3 – Go to Content and click Add Item, then choose From a URL.

Add item from URL

Step 5 -Select Document as the type.

Step 6 – Paste the URL from step 2 in URL:

Step 7 – Add a title and categories or tags as desired.

Step 8 – Click Add Item.

Add item

Step 9 – Complete the item summary and description, add a thumbnail, and most importantly share the item publicly.

Your organization home page can now be discovered via search, making it easier for others to find and use. The item can also be added to your hub sites, galleries, and more.


More information

For more information, see Add items.

This post was originally published on September 9, 2014, and has been updated.

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Corporate tech evangelist and senior principal product manager at Esri, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and helping users succeed with the ArcGIS online system. On a good day I'm making a map, on a great day I'm on one. Follow @bernszukalski or email


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