Whenever you create a new blog, you always want your blog to get noticed by people easily. The best way people can find your blog is through search engines like Google.
But you’ll have to make sure that Google indexed your blog that means Google shows your blog on its search listing. Normally Google sends Googlebot to crawl your blog and add it to Google Index. Sometimes it takes much time.
As a blog owner you will always want your blog to get indexed by Google as soon as possible. In this post, I will show you how to do it within 24 hours or less.
Before moving further, I would suggest you to check if your blog has already been indexed or not. Just to go Google.com and type site:yourdomain.com on search box. If there is no results, it means Google hasn’t indexed your blog.
What is Google Crawling and Indexing?
Terms like crawling & indexing might seem new to you if you’ve just started blogging.
Crawling is the process where Googlebot (search bot software) visits interlinked pages on the world wide web and collects information of pages and sends them off to the Google Indexer.
Indexing is the processing of the information collected by Googlebot through crawling. By this process Google adds your pages on search listing.
So now the question is how Google bot can find your blog? Googlebot discovers new blog through sitemap and links. That means if Googlebot finds your blog links on any webpage, it will collect the information and send it to the Google indexer.
How to Get Your Blog Indexed By Google Quickly
Now let’s see how you can help Googlebot to discover your blog quickly. Here are some great ways. These will also help you to get some traffic to your blog.
1. Submit your Blog Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. And Submit your Blog URL to Google.
Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is a free web service by Google. It allows you to check indexing status and crawl rate of your blog. It will help you to understand what’s going on with your blog.
The first thing you need to do is verify your blog ownership in Google webmaster tools. Then you’ll have to submit your blog sitemap to GWT. For extra credit, you can also submit sitemap to Bing.
If you don’t know anything about sitemap, here are some information for you. Sitemap is an XML file that contains all URLs of your blog. It helps Googlebot to crawl and index your blog.
Along with GWT, I would also suggest you to set up Google Analytics for your blog. It helps you to track your traffic.
Another thing you can do is, submit your blog URL to Google. Though a lot of people think that it’s not so helpful, But I would suggest you to do that cause it takes only a moment. Just go to Submit URL and enter URL & captcha. Click on ‘Submit Request’.
2. Add your Blog link to your Social Profiles. And Verify Google+ Authorship for your Blog.
Every social media site lets you to add your website link to your profile. Just edit your profile and add your blog link. This includes your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube profiles etc.
Once you’ve added your blog link to your social profiles, now share your blog with your friends in a status update. It will help you to get some social signals for your blog and your friends will know about your blog.
Next thing you’ll need to do is, verify your Google+ authorship. It will add author name on Google search listing.
And don’t forget to create social accounts for your blog. It will help to connect with your readers. And it will help crawlers to find your blog easily.
3. Update WordPress Ping list. Manual Pinging is also helpful.
Ping service allows you to notify search engines that your blog has been update.
WordPress has a default ping update service. When you publish a new blog post, WordPress automatically notifies the ping sites.
To update your ping list, go to WordPress Dashboard > Setting > Writing. Scroll down and you’ll find the ping list.
If you want to add more ping sites on the list, here is list of working ping sites for you.
You can also ping your site manually through Ping service sites. Here’s how to use ping service.
4. Start Building Backlinks. Blog Commenting is the easiest way.
One of the best ways to get high rank in search engine is building high quality backlinks. Forget about high ranking, now our job is to get indexed by Google.
Backlink is the incoming link of a website from another website. Whenever you’ve a link on other site, there is chance that Googlebot will crawl the link and find your blog. And finally, index your blog.
Here are some best ways to build backlinks.
- Guest posting.
- Blog commenting.
- Posting on online forums, Yahoo answer etc.
- Article submission.
- And writing quality posts so that others link back to your blog.
Among them I would suggest you to do blog commenting as it’s very easy. It will help you to build relationship with other bloggers. Just make sure you are not spamming on others blog.
5. Submit Your Site to Bookmarking sites, Blog Communities.
As I said Googlebot needs to get your site via links, it’s your job to spread your links on several site. Here some sites that you can use to spread your links.
- Bookmarking Sites – Submit your blog to social bookmarking sites like Delicious and StumbleUpon.
- Blog Directories – Submit your blog to blog directories like Technorati and Blogcatolog.
- Website stats program – There are some sites that keep your domain stats on their directory. You can use IMT Website submitter to submit your blog on those sites.
If you follow the above steps, your blog should be indexed within 24 hours. Once your blog has indexed by Google, you’ll start getting traffic from Google search. Now I would like to hear from you. Do let me know these ways work for you or not. If you have any tactics for faster indexing, share with us.