Get Indexed By Google Fast
Many people ask the question; “how do you get indexed by Google fast”? Several years ago this used to be a major problem. Search engines may have visited your website once a month, or even less, and then could take weeks or even months to include the new page into search results. However, as of 2011, this is no longer the case.
So how fast can a new page get indexed? How does 30 seconds sound? How does getting index in 60 seconds sound, AND being ranked in the top 20 search results? Well, this article is being written as part of a test…. a demonstration…. to answer the question, how do you get indexed by Google fast!
So first things first, you need to decide what you want to rank for. What is your target keyword? There are a million and one ways to determine the keyword you want to rank for, which is outside the scope of this article, but to cut a long story short if you are looking for a quick result you need to ensure that the keyword doesn’t have a mass of competing sites.
For the purpose of this exercise we are using a WordPress Blog platform to publish our new page, but you could use any platform you wish; static HTML, PHP, a hosted blog such a blogger.com, it doesn’t matter. These principals are always the same.
Now, this experiment is answering two questions;
- How do you get indexed by Google fast
- How do you rank quickly
Following this guide will most likely help you with question one, but in order to rank well you are going to have to ensure you properly control certain aspects of the new page; keyword density, page title, meta tags, image names, alt tags, keyword placement, bold text, italics, H1 text and a mass of other on-page aspects. A while ago we did publish an article on how to write an SEO friendly article, which you may find of interest if you are trying to rank a page on a blog; How To Write SEO Friendly Articles.
So once you have published your post, how do you get it indexed fast? Just like most jobs, the secret is in the preparation. When you launch a new website, you may notice (if you check your logs), Google visiting you once every few weeks or so. The trick is to improve how often Google visits your site, and to make Google think new content on your site is worth indexing.
When you launch a site, ensure you publish fresh content to it at least every couple of weeks. Then, as time goes by, decrease it to once every week. If you have time, a good 300-500 word article every day will get Google visiting your website on a very regular basis. You will not get indexed by Google fast unless Google thinks you are worth indexing.
However, this isn’t all. Once you publish a new page, you need to create back-links to it. As soon as Google sees one of these backlinks, it will follow it, and index your page. So the more backlinks you get out there quickly, the faster you will get indexed. One fantastic tool for doing this is called Onlywire. I won’t bore you with the detail, but we did publish an article on the Onlywire Plugin a couple of weeks ago.
Another fantastic tip, if you are using a WordPress powered blog, is to ensure that your ping list includes a good selection of ping sites…. not just the measly one WordPress include by default.
Finally, never underestimate the power of Social networking. Link to your new page from Twitter, Facebook and sites such as Stumbled Upon and Digg. Social networking is essential if you want to get indexed by Google fast.
The above can be quit time consuming, but you will be pleased to note that every single aspect detailed above can be automated from within WordPress. So, when we publish this very post, within seconds it will be Tweeted from our twitter account, Linked to from our Facebook page, posted via Onlywire to 35 different social sites, and finally pinged via an extensive ping list of around 30 sites. All this within around five seconds.
Finally it’s a case of sit back and wait for Google to visit the page, and index it.
So, that’s how you get indexed by Google fast.