Going Live on Google Sites
Can be confusing.
You can publish:
without going live and view can be limited to people with the links and edit
live web pages are refreshed with a publish
Go Live and Mapping Custom URL
Open Admin Console, select App / G suite / sites / scroll down to Custom URL / Add a new address mapping by clicking + sign in top right corner/ new sites / Site Location then type in name of landing page eg ”home”
Then go to New Google sites as editor.
Go to Publish/PublishSetting
You will see...
type in the box mynewsite then the website address changes to
Navigate to Landing Page then Publish / View Published Page/ then copy URL of published page which should look something like this