Do you want more organic search traffic to your site? I’m willing to bet the answer is yes – we all do!, and having a website is now an essential part for an online presence.
Many business are now creating their own blogs to get their sites indexed faster and get the attention of customers within their niche. I have several websites and I have got all of them indexed within 24 hours. Indexing is not a brainer and its not even that easy if you don’t know exactly what to do.
How do you get your new site or blog indexed by Google, Bing and other search engines? Well, you’ve got two choices. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather get my sites indexed as quickly as possible, because it gives me more time to build my audience.
If you have recently bought your domain, you’ll want to first check to see if Google’s already found and indexed it or not.
The easiest way to check this is to use a site:domain.com search in Google. If Google knows your site exists and has crawled it, you’ll see a list of results similar to the one for SmartActiveBlogger.com in the screenshot below:
If Google hasn’t yet found your site, you’ll get no results at all, similar to this:
What is Indexing a website?
Indexing is done by Search Engines like Google, Bing through a spider or a bot. In simple terms indexing a website means showing your site on search results.
Indexing is controlled by meta tags and robots for the bots to let them know whether to index or noindex or crawl a website or not.
Indexing is the process of adding information from blogs to the search results which are gathered by Googlebot. The bot processes all the words and tags and then filters by its quality.
Guide to Indexing a Website in Google Within a Few Hours and Get Your New Website or Blog Discovered
So how can you get your new website indexed and discovered by Googlebot. Typically, you have to wait around for the Googlebot to crawl your website and add it to the Google index.
Here are the most possible ways you can use to index your website within hours. I was able to index my website within 5 hours. This strategy will work on every type of websites, as most of the technique we are going to use in this guide are external resources.
So how can you get your new website discovered by the Googlebot? Here are some great ways.
[ Note: The best thing about some of the techniques are that you will also get referral traffic ]
- Create at least 10 quality content
- Interlink your contents.
- Optimize web pages for long keyword
- Submit your content to social Sites
- Submit your blog to web directories
- Create a XML Sitemap
- Submit Sitemap to Google Webmasters Tool
- Submit website URL to Search Engine
- Create Social Profiles and Pages
- Start your RSS with feedburner
- Commenting on Blogs
- Guest Posting
- Ping Services
- Add a Blog
- Use Robots.txt
- SEO tags
1. Create at least 10 quality content
Before launching your website and turning it accessible for the public, you should atleast write 10 quality contents which have been through proofreading , editing and optimizing for SEO. By doing this you will have quality contents at your disposal and you can focus on other important aspects rather than rushing around at the last minute.
2. Interlink your contents.
This is the biggest mistake that far too many website owners make. They completely ignore interlinking their articles and thinks that related contents at the end of their articles will do all the rest.
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Google also takes anchor text as ranking factor and also allows the Googlebot to scan deep links and articles. As Googlebot has a budgeted time, so helping it to scan more contents on your website will be beneficial for you.
- Make it easy for spiders and bots by thorough link on your post/pages.
- Make sure your interlinking is logical and has raich anchor text.
3. Optimize web pages for long keyword
Don’t focus on main keywords as competition is high on those and you can be easily outranked by the big players. Use tools like Google adwords, KeywordTool.io, LongtailPro, Semrush and other.
Don’t get involved in publishing several contents in a single day. Google shows quality contents instead of quantity. Once you have found a few long keywords that you think fits your website content, start optimizing your pages by strategically placing those keywords throughout your content.
4. Submit your content to social Sites
Social Sites get lot of attention from search engines, this is very effective method to get your site noticed to googlebots and get your website crawled and index within hours. Linkedin, Quora are some of the examples of social sites where you can submit your content.
Social site like this will also get you good amount of traffic, as this websites are full of people seeking different contents.
5. Submit your blog to web directories
Web Directories were created for two purposes. First to let people know what blogs are available on the niches they are interested and secondly to let search bots know about your site and crawl.
There are several web directories around the web and not all of them are good. You should do a research on the good web directories available on your niches before submitting your website.
Note: Don’t use Link exchange Web Directories.
6. Create a XML Sitemap
Ooh! I hope you know about sitemap and already have one. If you dont have a sitemap then How To Create WordPress Sitemap Using Google XML Sitemap Plugin will answer all your needs.
A sitemap is created so that the search engine bots and crawlers can effectively crawl and index your website. There are several plugins for WordPress to create sitemaps like Yoast SEO, All In One SEO. If you have a static website then search for tools to create sitemaps.
7. Submit Sitemap to Google Webmasters Tool
The next thing after you have created your sitemap is to submit it to Google, Bing, Yahoo, baidu, yandex and other search engines.
Search engines will not find all of your contents if you don’t submit your sitemap. You need to create your webmaster tools account and submit your sitemap to that search engine.
You can submit your sitemap to Google webmasters tools by accessing your webmasters account > crawl > sitemaps. We have a complete guide on How To Submit Your Blog Sitemap To Google Search Console
8. Submit website URL to Search Engine
There are several ways to get the search engine’s crawler to your website, and many people ignore this step and focuses on other factors. Submitting your website url to search engine only takes a moment and it doesn’t hurt you in any way.
To submit your blog to Google, you need to signin to your Google account and click the Submit URL option in search console.
9. Create Social Profiles and Pages
As mentioned previously, that social networks get tons of visits from search bots and crawlers gets to your site by the links shared on it. So you should have your own accounts and pages on social networks with your link on them.
This include facebook, google+, twitter, linkedin, instagram and others. Their is a little trick on creating your account on social networks. You need to use your Brand Name as your social account username, or URL.
Like “SmartActiveBlogger” has facebook, youtube and google+ account with the same name.
10. Start your RSS with feedburner
Sign up for Feedburner, it is Google’s own RSS management tool. Submit your blogs feed url to Feedburner’s Burn a feed URL.
In addition it will also notify Google of your new blog updates and contents. Feedburner will also notify other services that rely on feeds, like news aggregating site and contents sharing sites.
Don’t worry, they don’t copy your content, they will link you.
11. Commenting on Blogs
Commenting on blogs that are relevant to your site will boost your Visibility to search bots. commenting on a do-follow link blogs will help you search bots visit your website, with an addition of getting you a backlink.
Most blog enables nofollow attributes on any external links, but commenting on them can benefit you and cause you no harm.
If you want to comment on wordpress blogs, then search for blogs that have commentLuv installed. commentLuv is a wordpress plugin that enables commenter to add their latest articles with comment.
12. Guest Posting
Guesting Posting is the best way you can do to get backlinks, referral traffic, recognition in your niche and also the search bots to crawl and index your website when they visits the website where you are guest posting.
Guest posting is the method used by top marketers and bloggers to get juice links from top authority blogs by publishing contents on their blogs, this contents are usually high quality in nature.
13. Ping Services
Ping service are like doorbells for search engines, by pinging you tell the search bots about a new content or an updated content on your blog and request bots to come and crawl your contents.
WordPress has a built-in feature to ping as many services you want. Pingomatic and Pingler are such great tools to ping.
14. Add a Blog
Blog content gets crawled and indexed more quickly than static pages. You have a business website then adding a blog will significantly increase your traffic, crawl rate and sales (may be). Having a blog always gives you the benefit of outranking your competitors and increase your business as now you have a blog and product to compete in your niche.
Blog now has turned into a must have thing for all business website and companies. Blogs also bring in more traffic. Businesses that blog regularly generate 55% more visitors to their sites than those that don’t, according to HubSpot.
15. Use Robots.txt
Robots.txt is a file that gives strict instructions to search engine bots about which pages they can crawl and index – and which pages to stay away from. Spiders read this file in your new domain before doing anything on your blog, in the absence of robots.txt the spider will assume to index and crawl all the pages.
Now you might wonder “Why on earth would I want search engines not to index a page on my site?” That’s a good question!
In short, you don’t want to index your admin pages or some confidential pages, like downloads. Every page that exists on your site should be counted as a separate page for search result purposes.
Note: It’s very important to use only a plain text editor, and not something like Word or WordPad. It may add some codes in the background which may conflict with the bots
WordPress bloggers can optimize their robots.txt files by using reliable a wordpress plugin like Yoast’s SEO plugin.
16. SEO tags
SEO and SEO tags and attributes can impact on your indexation by google and other search engines. By far many people just keep their focus on SEO title and descriptions but don’t even thinks about SEO tags and attributes like do-follow, nofollow, index, noindex and others.
SEO is a vast topic and really hard to follow all the changes going on it. We have covered 15 Best Ways To Increase Google Crawl Rate Of Your Website.
There you have it – sixteen ( 16 ) methods for getting your new site or blog indexed quickly by Google and other search engines.
That’s all, we hope this article helped you index your website in google search within 24 hours. You may also be interested to know the 5 Best SEO Plugins For WordPress.
Do you have experience with any of these? Would you add others to the list? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.